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London Showboat

Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7740 0400
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“chicken” (17 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
All hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this through a voucher code site. As previous reviews, food, ambiance, entertainment and drinks prices, could not fault. Will definitely book again next time we are in London. Fantastic.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got this Showboat river cruise and 4 course meal as a Christmas gift from our kides. What we got was exactly as described on the voucher, with sparkling wine on arrival. escorted to our table, four courses, half a bottle of wine each plus...More

Thank Leo T
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This was a present booked by our son on 'buy a gift'. Not sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. Friendly staff, yes ok food was very average, but it was ok and pleasant to eat although no choices. The singer/entertainer was fine and...More

Thank Nicholas T
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Generally the audience for this was somewhat older than me and my partner (early 30s). The food was fair but not special. There was no choice unless you are vegetarian, but I did like all the courses (smoked salmon mousse, tomato soup, chicken supreme, and...More

Thank pearl2106
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was the third time we had been on the City Cruises evening dinner cruise. We used to take our children when we had a weekend break in London and we all used to love going. We booked this time as a treat in March...More

1  Thank AJT1966
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This was a gift for mum and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I was amazed how a daytime cruise boat could be turned into a lovely dining room with 5 star service from the minute we were handed a glass of prosecco as we stepped...More

1  Thank Ali H
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The boat was nice the staff were really great and very friendly. The singing was more for an older generation but it was still enjoyable. The singing was of a good quality but a...More

1  Thank Lotpot3
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect after going on a disastrous Christmas party cruise years ago, But got to say we were pleasantly surprised how good a time we had on the jazz cruise, food was good and music was pleasant, would go again

Thank clewsy1
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We had a company meeting with 32 delegates. The food was good as was the overall service. The singer was very cheesy which my European colleagues liked but was not suited to indigenous Brits. Overall good value.

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

we were part of a group celebrating our friend Danny's birthday and a belated xmas night out (long story ).Being a Wednesday evening we expected a pleasant dinner cruise ..... what a surprise ! on boarding we were greeted by a very jovial team of...More

1  Thank fleet2017
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Is there a smoking area?
30 October 2016|
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Response from thechipman0 | Reviewed this property |
Yup top deck is all open.
Is there a smoking area?
30 October 2016|
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Response from Alice H | Reviewed this property |
There was an upper outside deck where people were smoking
Joanie J
We are packing light and will not have anything but casual attire with us. Is casual attire acceptable for the London Showboat Dinner Cruise?
22 April 2016|
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Response from ourgran | Reviewed this property |
We didnt wear jeans or shorts. More smart casual hubby wore jacket..only staff in ties..we did it in March...make sure at some point in the night you spend time up on deck. London by night up close = amazing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 83 - USD 101
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 19:30
19:00 - 19:30
19:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7740 0400
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The best night in town is on the river! A three-and-a-half-hour cruise from Westminster Pier in central London down the River Thames towards Canary Wharf and the Thames Barrier with welcome drink, four-course dinner, live singer and dancing. You'll wish the evening would never end.

The boat departs 7.45Pm from Monday to Sunday (except Christmas Day 25th December and New Year's Eve 31st December) throughout the year.