Should you go on a sight-seeing cruise on the Thames? Or are the views best from the London Eye? Or should you just cut to the chase and have a nice lunch somewhere? With this experience you can do all three. You'll board Bateaux London's river cruiser from the glass pontoon at Embankment Pier. Then relax on board and enjoy a three course lunch with a glass of wine, followed by tea or coffee. But don't let the great food distract you from the fabulous views, as you cruise past the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London and many more iconic landmarks. After lunch you'll be dropped off just a few steps from the British Airways London Eye. You may have to queue a bit here, but it'll certainly be worth it when you climb aboard your air-conditioned capsule. The Eye slowly turns, giving you sensational panoramic views across London from 135 metres up. Whether you're new to the capital or a born and bred Londoner, this is a fantastic way to enjoy the sights from two unique perspectives.
Participant Guidelines: Minimum age is 5. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. A vegetarian meal option is available. Unfortunately the boats don't have full wheelchair access.
Duration: Board at Embankment Pier from 12pm to depart at 12.30pm. Please arrive promptly as late boarding is not possible. Disembark at Waterloo Pier at 2.15pm. Your BA London Eye flight is at approx 2.30pm (subject to availability) and lasts around 30 mins.
Numbers On Day: The Symphony seats a maximum of 220 diners and The Naticia 110. Each British Airways London Eye capsule holds up to 25 people.
Spectators: Spectators are welcome to wave you off from the riverbank.
Dress Code: Smart casual wear is requested please.
Availability: Lunch cruises operate every Thursday to Saturday from January to March, Wednesday to Saturday from April to June, Tuesday to Saturday from July to August and Wednesday to Saturday September to November. Closed in December. The Eye closes from 10 - 21 January.
Other Info: A glass of wine, half a bottle of mineral water and tea/coffee per person is included with lunch, extra drinks are payable directly. Smoking permitted on outside decks only. Collect BA London Eye tickets from Bateaux London Reception, Embankment Pier.