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

  • 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. 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

    , 29 Jun 2016

    Very good. Lovely meal. A bit more air conditioning on the dining boat 'Symphony' would be appreciated, it was very hot and stuffy on a pleasant but not overly hot day! Attentive and polite service. Would go again.

    , 28 May 2016

    A fantastic day on board the Symphony lunch cruise. The staff are excellent, attentive and friendly. The food given the number of diners was superb. Great commentary on board telling us what to look out for with some historical content. I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone visiting London. 10/10

    , 13 Mar 2016

    This was one of the best days out I ever experienced, amazing food, amazing service helpful and polite very efficient. The sights were jaw dropping had a really fantastic day did t want it to end. Thank you

    , 30 Nov 2015

    Visited London on 27th November. The lunch cruise was very enjoyable and the views over the city on the eye were amazing. Would definitely recommend it.

    , 27 Oct 2015

    The birthday present was well worth the wait! Had a fascinating time on the boat seeing the sights of London and how much some had changed.
    The meal was lovely and the service spot on.
    Then we slipped easily onto the London Eye for a very different view of the city.
    I don't visit our capital very often so it was a relaxing and great way to see the sights!

    , 11 Oct 2015

    Received this as a Christmas present & would definitely recommend it to others for a great trip with lunch on the Thames & then a trip on the London eye.

    , 14 Sep 2015

    Excellent food and wine a very relaxing experience, staff very friendly weather was good will definitely do it again.

    , 01 Sep 2015

    Great Lunch cruise, food was brilliant, staff very efficient, would definitely recommend it .London Eye was excellent.

    , 24 Aug 2015

    Really enjoyed it. Food and cruise was great.

    Builds - it would have been great to get queue jump for London eye.

    , 23 Aug 2015

    Fantastic cruise, amazing food, awesome sights a thouroughly enjoyable day in a great city! Highly recommended for all ages

    , 17 Aug 2015

    All went well, boat was punctual and it all ran like clockwork. We had reasonable weather which is something to consider when booking this type of experience. The only two things we had difficulty with was the got a different day than the one we asked for (language issue with the person doing the bookings) and the main course was not that great. The veggie option looked much better than reconstituted chicken breast.i

    , 28 Jul 2015

    Great time

    , 26 Jul 2015

    The lunch cruise was excellent, with friendly attentive staff and a decent meal. The London Eye was brilliant (once we had got through the queues. Could do with more seating at the Pier when you arrive, as even by arriving 15 minutes before check in time, all the seats were taken.

    , 08 Jul 2015

    Excellent day out ,for a country girl exploring the sights of London it was the best experience. The boat trip was in credibly well organised many people to seat and provide lunch for-yet it was all done very professionally and relaxed.The food was good and just the right amount for a lunchtime occasion. The London eye was as I had imagine which following our very nice lunch cruise was a good end to the day

    , 02 Jul 2015

    the boat was late boarding and leaving but it was well worth the wait. we were looked after vey well by the waiters & waitresses on board. the food was excellent .as it was an extremely hot day the food portions were just right. having the historical commentry as we went along the river made the cruise very interesting. did not do the london eye as they were having problems. we queued fo about 30 minutes and they were not loading any body and it wasn't until people started asking questions that the staff tried to find out what was happening and then the information was vague . because we had a train to get we had to leave the queue as we did not know exactly how long it would be before we would be able to get on the london eye. as the tickets can be used on another day we can do the london eye when we revisit london. apart from that the river cruise was excellent

    , 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.

    , 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.

    , 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

    , 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.

    , 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 .

  • FAQs

    • What is the nearest tube station

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

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