Afternoon Tea while cruising along the Thames. What a civilised way to pass the afternoon. Why not gather a group of like minded friends to enjoy a gentle cruise and cake. And if the mood takes you, perhaps a glass of something bubbly?
Of course 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.
As the perfect antidote to a mornings serious retail therapy, or perhaps as a curtain raiser to an evening at the theatre, why not join us on the river for a relaxing cruise past London’s riverside landmarks. And when you’ve finished off your tea, you can always stroll upstairs to take in the the 360 degree views of London’s riverside landmarks. A more elegant way to explore London’s sights from the warmth and comfort of the City Cruises fleet.
– The best way to see London is from the river Thames.
– Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea Cruise with a back drop of the most famous sights of London.
– A Traditional Afternoon Tea includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a selection of delicious cakes – – and unlimited tea and coffee.
– The on-board bar offers a wide range of soft and alcoholic drinks.
– The newly refurbished Millennium of London boat is a very stylish venue suitable for any occasion.
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Enjoy a London lunch venue with a difference with City Cruises on their lunchtime cruises on the Thames. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch including tea or coffee against a backdrop of world famous sights such as the House of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the sparkling new ‘Shard’. A bar is available throughout offering a wide choice of soft and alcoholic drinks, while a live commentary will allow you to learn something new if you desire. Cruises last one hour and forty five minutes which gives you plenty of time to enjoy both the view and the company.
Thyme, Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Supreme of Chicken with Creamy Leek, Tarragon and Mushroom Sauce served with Dauphinoise Potato
Thyme, Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Supreme of Chicken with Creamy Leek, Tarragon and Mushroom Sauce served with Dauphinoise Potato and Seasonal Vegetables ~ White, Dark and Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake with Raspberry Sauce ~ Tea or Coffee
Homemade Hot Pot of Roast Pumpkin, Wild Mushrooms, Aubergine, Spinach in a rich Tomato Sauce and Basil Pesto, crust served with Dauphinoise Potato and Seasonal Vegetables ~ White, Dark and Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake with Raspberry Sauce ~ Tea or Coffee
*Please contact us directly to pre-order the vegetarian menu. Please note the Vegetarian Menu MUST be pre-ordered before the day of sailing. 48 hours advance notice must be given.
*Gluten free meals are also available. Please contact us directly as this MUST be pre-ordered before the day of sailing. 48 hours advance notice must be given.
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Tower of London
Our discounted Tower of London tickets are valid for entry to the Tower and Crown Jewels any time on your chosen date.
River Thames Sightseeing Cruise
As the River Thames snakes its way through London there is history at every bend. You can see and experience the River Thames Sights from the relaxed comfort of this hop on and hop off all day River Red Rover Cruise. You can hop on and off at Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier.
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Royal Yacht Britannia – Standard Ticket
Before you step on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, you will be given a complimentary audio handset that is full of captivating stories and provides a rare glimpse into the life of the British Royal Family.
From Sir Winston Churchill to Boris Yeltsin, Rajiv Gandhi to Nelson Mandela, some of the world’s most influential people have been welcomed aboard Britannia; now you can stand where they stood and see what they saw.
You can choose to enjoy the tour in a wide range of languages. There is also a children’s tour in English, a version for the visually impaired and one for people with learning difficulties. Printed scripts are also available.
Starting at the Bridge, the self-guided tour covers five of Britannia’s magnificent decks, taking you through the fabulous State Apartments and crew’s quarters, and ending in the gleaming Engine Room. The majority of items on board are the original pieces, which have been kindly loaned by the Royal Collection. Highlights of the tour include the State Dining Room, the Sun Lounge and the Officers’ Wardroom.
Be prepared for a few surprises at Britannia. Look out for the on-board Garage housing one of Her Majesty’s Rolls-Royces. You will even be able to see inside The Queen’s Bedroom; a rare insight that is not possible at any other royal residence.
In March 2009 we opened the Royal Deck Tea Room on board. Sit back and enjoy the stunning waterfront views as our friendly waiters serve light refreshments with speciality teas and coffees in spectacular surroundings.
Back on dry land, our award-winning shop in Ocean Terminal has exclusive gifts and popular Britannia souvenirs as distinctive as Britannia herself. What will you choose to remember your visit
Delve into Scotland’s most horrible history at the Edinburgh Dungeon – experience live
actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects. Step back into the darkest of times… are you brave enough to face 80 minutes of Scotland’s dark past?
William Wallace: Allegiance
Wallace’s Scottish Wars of Independence came to a grisly end with a devastating defeat at the Battle of Falkirk, 1298. Wallace evaded capture until 1305 by which time the English were baying for his blood.
Wallace was stripped naked, dragged by a horse to London’s Smithfield and there hanged, drawn and quartered.
What you’ll experience
Meet the patriotic WIlliam Wallace and his Scottish army
Watch his severed head come back to life to tell his version of events
Experience his demise as he is captured in a terrifying plot
Discover his gruesome fate
Judgement of Sinners
It is the middle of the 17th Century and the justice system is harsh, unpredictable and frequently lethal. Pray the judge has pity on your soul. Your sentencing and fate await you!
Discover the instruments of the torturer’s dark art in the grim torture chamber of the Royal Mile Jail. It’s a first-hand education in the cruel implements that were available to loosen your tongue, or tear it out!
Sawney Bean: Cave of the Cannibals
Face Sawney Bean and his frightening family of flesh eating cannibals. Travel by boat, deep into their cave for meal time……Will you escape, or become the cannibal’s next fresh meat?
Burke & Hare: The Business of Murder
Edge your way through the darkness and tombstones of the murky burial ground and find yourself in the very gravest of situations. Come face to face with notorious serial killers Mr Burke and Mr Hare.
Mary King’s Ghost
It is 1646 and an overwhelming stench hits you as you enter the mysterious Mary King’s Close. Discover the plague ridden streets, feel the unease around you as those left to die haunt the close. Will you catch it…or will they you?
Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom!
Wait as your sentence is read and your fate decided in the hanging gallows of Edinburgh Dungeon! Hear the screams of those around you, criminals condemned together, and draw your breath as you are lifted to face your doom!
Labyrinth of Lost Souls
Enter the Edinburgh Dungeon’s Haunted Labyrinth, a dark and terrifying maze of catacombs that stretches beneath the Royal Mile
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Explore our creatures:
What’s your favorite sea creature?
Are you a Shark lover or Seahorse fanatic? Perhaps it’s the graceful rays or the clever Octopus that you love the most. Maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at SEA LIFE Manchester you can make up your mind and see them all – from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.
Blacktip Reef Shark
Big bellied Seahorse
Blue Spotted Stingray
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Tower of London
The Tower of London has been an integral part of British Royal history for nearly 1,000 years and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Only at the Tower can you marvel at the breathtaking crown jewels, stand on the execution site of three English Queens and hear the myths & legends that make the visit to the tower ‘a day to die for’.
Included in your Tower of London ticket:
• Fit for a King Exhibition
• The White Tower
• The Crown Jewels
• The Yeoman Warder tours
• The Royal Beasts
• The Prisoners Exhibition
• The Ravens
• The Tower Green
• The Medieval Palace
• And much more….
– This attraction does not accept tickets on a mobile device to gain entry.
– Groups of 10 children or above must be accompanied by an Adult
– Tickets purchased in advance are valid for seven days from the date selected
River Red Rover
With the River Red Rover ticket you travel in luxury on a fleet of river liners and may hop on or off at any of the piers as often as you like throughout the day.
As the River Thames weaves its way through the heart of London there is history around every bend and there is no better way to see and experience the sights and splendour of this great city than from one of City Cruisesmodern, wheelchair-friendly RiverLiners™.
Enjoy unsurpassed views of some of London’s most famous landmarks from the vantage point of our open upper decks and spacious lower saloons with panoramic windows. Take advantage of two bars providing light refreshments and snacks .
Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye) Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pierevery day of the year except Christmas Day (25th December).
Our shortest trips between piers last about 20-30 minutes while the full round trip takes about two-and-a-half leisurely hours.
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