Having both been to London before, but amateurs to the city’s iconic history, we were both excited to find out more. And what better way to do this than during a relaxing cruise and lunch along the river Thames! We were lucky enough to be invited on this experience, giving us the opportunity to explore the famous landmarks from a whole new angle. Here’s a bit more about our experience…
We hopped on the Tube to Tower Hill station and made our way to Tower pier, which was very easy to find. Due to arriving early, we decided to pop into one of the various cafes surrounding the pier and grab a drink. Once it was time to make our way down to the boat, our group was instantly greeted by the Captain himself and the rest of the staff, as we climbed aboard the Citycruiser. After being shown to our table, that was right next to the window with a perfect view, it was time to set off. We started our journey by the Tower of London, setting off past the Shard, Gherkin and heading down the river through London Bridge. It was time to get our cameras out to start capturing London’s skyline from this unique angle.
The next part of the trip was something we had all been looking forward to – lunch. The set menu included- a delicious plate of chicken breast with cream of mushroom sauce, dauphinoise potatoes and a mixture of seasonal vegetables (vegetarian options also available). We enjoyed the views of Westminster Abbey, The Houses Of Parliament and of course – Big Ben, whilst enjoying our meal. Throughout our trip, we listened to the Captain’s live commentary of fun facts and historical details of each landmark. One fun fact is that it is illegal to enter the Houses Of Parliament in a suit of armour! After some more sightseeing, dessert was served – a layered double chocolate mousse cake (perfect for chocaholics!). We then travelled past the London Eye and County Hall, where we decided to go to the top deck to get a better view. Despite the clouds, luckily for us it stayed dry and we could enjoy the remainder of the trip upstairs, taking in the stunning views.
Before long the trip was over and we returned back to Tower Hill pier, with a full belly and knowing all about London’s history and its quirky truths!
If you fancy having a fun day out in the city over a delicious lunch for two, this is the experience for you! Or if you’re looking for something a bit lighter, why not try the Afternoon tea cruise on the Thames for Two ?