Thames Lunch Cruise and The London Eye for Two

Thames Lunch Cruise and The London Eye for Two
Thames Lunch Cruise and The London Eye for Two
Thames Lunch Cruise and The London Eye for Two
2½ hrs
Embankment, London
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  • About

    Board Bateaux London's river cruiser from the glass pontoon at Embankment Pier, then relax on board and enjoy a three-course lunch, followed by tea or coffee. But don't let the great food distract from the fabulous views available on Thames cruises, as the boat passes the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and many more iconic landmarks. After lunch (from a seasonally changing menu) be dropped off just a few steps from The London Eye. There may be a queue here, but it'll be worth it on climbing aboard the air-conditioned capsule. The Eye slowly turns, giving sensational panoramic views across London from 135 metres up. This experience is for two but is also available for one (BATTO).

    • Lunch (of British based cuisine) on board a stylish Thames river cruiser
    • Incredible views of riverside buildings and famous landmarks
    • See the Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge and more
    • Then step aboard The London Eye for a bird's-eye view of London
  • Key Info


    Lunch cruises operate every Thursday to Saturday from January to March, Wednesday to Saturday in April and May, Tuesday to Saturday from June to September and Wednesday to Saturday October to December. Bank holidays are excluded. Please note Saturday availability is very limited.

    Participant Guidelines

    Minimum age 5. Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. A vegetarian meal option is available. Boats don't have full wheelchair access (ramp to access boat and bathrooms accessed by stairs). London Eye tickets are not fast track.


    Bateaux London cruises operate in all weather conditions.


    Boarding from Embankment Pier at 11.45am or 12.30pm, to depart at 12.15pm or 1pm. Disembark at either 1.45pm or 2.30pm. Exact boarding time will be e-mailed 24 hours in advance of the booking. Please arrive promptly as late boarding is not possible.

    Numbers On Day

    The Symphony seats a maximum of 220 diners and The Naticia 110. Each London Eye capsule holds up to 25 people.


    Spectators are welcome to wave from the riverbank.

    Dress Code

    Smart casual wear is requested please.

    Other Info

    Drinks are payable directly. Smoking permitted on outside decks only. The London Eye flight is at approx 2.30pm (subject to availability) and lasts around 30 mins. Collect tickets from Bateaux London Reception, Embankment Pier.

  • Reviews

    Please note that we moderate our reviews and not all reviews are published

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    , 24 Jun 2015

    Quick check in. No problems. dinning area lovely laid out. service excellent. food was delicious. starter fish, followed by chicken and tasty tart. tea and coffee. any additional drink from bar you will have to pay for. I would suggest at least one drink per person with meal should be added. And any additional drink charged for. only thing no happy about was where we were seated. could not really get a view of the cruise. Neck ached therefore was not impressed with that part. London Eye section we can take at a later date so didnt feel rushed. decided will take in august and buy two more tickets for the children to come along.

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    , 07 Jun 2015

    Great day ...Lunch Cruise was wonderful. The food was very good. Only hic cup was the receptionist forgot to give us the Eye tickets and after the cruise we had to ask for them.

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    , 03 Jun 2015

    We had a brilliant day with lunch on a river cruise, fascinating commentary on all the history along the river and met a delightful couple who live near us in one of the Shire counties, then a trip on the London Eye - excellent

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    , 08 Mar 2015

    This was the best day out I've been on for a long time. The boat cruise was amazing an the food an service from the staff was unbelievable couldn't fault it one bit. The trip up the London eye was amazing too. The views was out of this world. We couldn't of asked for better weather an could see from miles. Yes the queue was about a hour but worth every minute once you get up there an the queue moves all the time so you don't feel your waiting that long. Would highly recommend this experience to everyone. Loved it.

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    , 23 Nov 2014

    I gave this Red Letter Day experience to my son and his girlfriend for a Christmas present . They had a thoroughly good day out and really enjoyed the whole experience. The boat trip was very interesting and informative seeing all the sights of London. And the trip on the London Eye was great too. The only point they raised was that the sound from the speakers on the boat cruise was not very loud so they had difficulty in catching all that the tour commentator was saying. Apart from that a cracking day out .

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    , 13 Oct 2014

    this is a day you will always remember as it was entertaining and good food also very imformative

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    , 06 Oct 2014

    Delicious lunch, beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and efficient. All very impressive. The commentary was excellent and not at all intrusive. Will visit the Eye at a later date.

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    , 04 Oct 2014

    The quality of the cruise dining room was unexpected as was the attention of the staff. Five stars is in order for that. The London Eye was just as enjoyable but in a totally different way and the queue wasn't as large as anticipated. All in all a very unforgettable experience

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    , 04 Oct 2014

    I had this booked for quite a while and was just going to be a good excuse for a day out. This really shocked and surprised me. The cruise was not your usual run of the mill place to eat. Tables were set out beautifully with white crisp tablecloths. Beautiful cutlery and there was even a baby grand on board (not in use for this day, sadly). There was Waiter service and the food was delicious and hot. As soon as I departed the cruise i wanted to go back and do it all again. Having problems with walking I was worried about boarding but was easy enough. Only a few steps to deal with. Next we did the London Eye, which again, was better than expected. With the weather being a clear day and I really could see forever! Just breathtaking. I would certainly recommend anyone to do this. I just cannot wait to go back and have a 'foody' cruise with this firm. My friends were asking about the Sunday Lunch - another item to put on my 'bucket list'.

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    , 24 Sep 2014

    the service and quality of this experience was exhilarating which made a beautiful day for myself and husband 2nd wedding anniversary

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    , 11 Sep 2014

    the staff on the boat could not have been more helpful of cheerful made for a great experience and a great table right next to a window

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    , 10 Sep 2014

    Although it stated that we would be dropped off after the cruise by the London Eye, we were taken back to the Embankment Pier. However as both attractions were in easy walking distance to each other, a stroll after a very good 3 course meal was most welcome. By the time we got to the London Eye (about 3pm), we only queued for few minutes. All in all a Great Day. Thankyou.

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    , 07 Sep 2014

    Really enjoyed our cruise and meal/lunch yesterday a really good way to see London from the River and discover parts you haven't /couldn't see otherwise. The commentary was excellent and the service was good also.

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    , 03 Sep 2014

    It was a present from our kids and a couple of hours spent on the Thames were lovely.

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    , 08 Aug 2014

    Lots of photos of London, lots of memories of a great day

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    , 31 Jul 2014

    The trip on the boat was fantastic. All of the staff we encountered at Bateaux London were very helpful, professional and friendly. This made the experience very special. The views on the Eye were amazing and well worth the queue.

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    , 18 Jul 2014

    This was a really lovely day out. We were lucky with the weather - a sunny clear day. The boat trip was very well organised, the lunch was delicious, and the tour commentary was interesting. Although the queue for the eye was enormous, it keeps moving and it didn't take long to board. The eye was spectacular! A fab day out!

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    , 13 Jul 2014

    Would reccomend this day out, thoroughly enjoyable, knowledgable about our capital city and lovely meal.

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    , 04 Jul 2014

    We had a truly memorable day lunching on board and then on The Eye. The food was excellent as was the service from the staff.Well done and Thank you.

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    , 05 Jun 2014

    This was a birthday treat for my wife and I from our son and daughter-in-law and we booked to go on our 31st wedding anniversary. The cruise was excellent with good food, wine, service and commentary giving the history of the sights we passed as we cruised. After the cruise we went on the London Eye what an experience. If only the weather had been better but we can do nothing about the british weather. Overall a great experience and a great day out in London.

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      Nearest tube station is Embankment from which it is only a short walk to Embankment pier

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