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High Tea on the Thames

  • City cruises and tower bridge

    City cruises and tower bridge
  • Riverdays Afternoon Tea Cruise

    Riverdays Afternoon Tea Cruise
  • London sightseeing on the Thames

    London sightseeing on the Thames, river cruise
  • Afternoon Tea ©

    Afternoon Tea ©
  • Afternoon Tea Cruise, London (City Cruises) ©

    Afternoon Tea Cruise, London (City Cruises) ©
  • London Regent Street

    London Regent Street
  • Tower of London ©

    Tower of London©
  • London Harrods

    London Harrods
  • Piccadilly Circus and the statue of Eros, and crowds in the centre of London © Photographer Julian Elliott, VisitBritain

    London - Piccadilly Circus and the statue of Eros, and crowds in the centre of London © Photographer Julian Elliott, VisitBritain EXPIRES 13.6.2021
  • The Original Tour - London Sightseeing

    The Original Tour - London Sightseeing
2 day tour
From £69 per person - minimum 20 passengers

What is Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm.

Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into ‘fingers’), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a common feature of early Afternoon Tea and were only introduced in the twentieth century.

Now’s your chance to take Afternoon Tea while cruising along the Thames. What a civilised way to pass the afternoon! And afterwards, a night in a centrally situated hotel with a full English breakfast on Monday morning. The cruise departs and returns to Tower Pier, and is a great way to spend the afternoon. During the 1 1/2 hour cruise, there is live commentary and you can take the air on the upper deck of the boat – weather permitting of course.

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Available most Sundays throughout 2021 & 2022

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Sunday: Travel to London – Tea on the Thames

Travel to London at your leisure to arrive early afternoon. Depending on timings, you may be able to check in at your hotel. You will need to be at Tower Pier at around 3.00pm, as your boat departs at 3.30pm for a 90 minute cruise. Your Afternoon Tea wouldn’t be right without scones, jam and a generous dollop of cream, so fear not you’ll find those along with the selection of finger sandwiches and cakes. Yum yum!

Plus of course tea! In fact an almost endless supply, if that’s what takes your fancy.

And when you’ve finished your tea, you can always stroll upstairs to take in the 360 degree views of London’s riverside landmarks. On arrival back at Tower Pier, make your way to your hotel, where the rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Day 2

Monday: London – Shopping / Museums

Enjoy a full English breakfast in the hotel and you then have some free time to explore the sites of the Capital. We can arrange a visit to The Tower of London, maybe a trip on the London Eye or a guided tour around Docklands and a trip on the Emirates Airline across the Thames – we will be delighted to offer suggestions. Leave London at your leisure to return home.

Suggested Hotels

We can offer a selection of 3 and 4 star hotels in Central London and in the Docklands area.

Please note

For groups that do not wish to travel by coach, it is possible to take this tour with travel by train, and public transport in London – please contact us for details and prices.

Dates 2 days / 1 night
Sundays in 2021 From £69.00 per person
Sundays in 2022 From £75.00 per person

Prices shown based on 3 star hotel accommodation, and sharing a double/twin bedded room.

Supplements for 4 star hotels available on request.

A single room supplement will apply – details on request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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