London New Year’s Eve Cruises

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One of the most spectacular ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in London is watching the famous New Year’s Eve fireworks from the river Thames, aboard one of London’s New Year’s Eve River Cruises.

These river cruises offer the unique experience of watching the fireworks that take place at the London Eye with privileged views. There are many options to choose from as there are many cruises available. You can choose to have a sit down dinner with fantastic views of lit up London at night before the fireworks start, a cruise with a disco on board or a family cruise to enjoy the best night of the year.

London New Year’s Eve Cruises

Celebrate the arrival of 2020 aboard one of London’s New Year’s Eve cruises, one of the most spectacular ways to celebrate the New Year.

1. The Dixie Queen

  • Details: 5 hour river cruise. Over 18 year olds only.
  • Includes: 3-course buffet dinner and glass of champagne at midnight. Live music on board, dance floor and bar. Mini bacon rolls served at midnight. Celebrate the new year passing under London’s iconic Tower Bridge, as it opens. From here you won’t get to see the London Eyes fireworks very well in my opinion, but you will undoubtedly be able to see all the fireworks that go off in different parts of London.
  • Departure / Arrival:  Departs Butler´s Wharf Pier at 8.45 pm and returns to the same pier at 1.15 am. See Map

2. London Belle

  • Details: 5 hour river cruise. Over 21 year olds only.
  • Includes: Champagne on arrival and snack box (three different options to choose from). Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks included.  DJ on board and dance floor and two bars available. At midnight the vessel will stop in front of the London Eye to get first line views of London’s New year’s Eve fireworks.
  • Departure / Arrival:  Departs Bankside Pier (next to  London Bridge) at 8.30 pm and returns to the same pier at 1.30 am. See Map.

3. Pearl of London

  • Details: 5 hour river cruise. Over 21 year olds only.
  • Includes: Champagne on arrival and snack box.  DJ on board, dance floor and three bars available. At midnight the vessel will stop in front of the London Eye to get first line views of London’s New year’s Eve fireworks.
  • Departure / Arrival:  Departs Bankside Pier (Southbank) at 7.30 pm and returns to the same pier at 1.30 am. See Map.

4. Fireworks Cruise

  • Details: 3 hour New Year’s Eve Thames River Cruise with direct views to the London New year’s Eve fireworks at the London Eye at midnight.  This river cruise does not include dinner. Over 18 year olds only.
  • Includes: Panoramic views, indoor seating and terrace. Glass of prosecco at midnight. Bar available.
  • Departure / Arrival:  Departs Tower Pier, next to Tower Bridge at 10 pm. From here you can  enjoy panoramic views of London as it cruises to the London Eye, where you’ll be able to watch the new year’s eve fireworks at midnight. It then returns to Tower Pier at 1 am. See Map.
  • Advice: This river cruise is ideal if you would like to see the new year’s eve fireworks from the river Thames but if you’d also like to enjoy dinner at a restaurant. As it departs from Tower Pier, we would recommend dinner in one of the restaurants that you’ll find  at  St Katharine´s Dock, as it’s only a 10 minute walk to Tower Pier from here. Make sure to book at the restaurant as they’ll probably get fully booked for New year’s Eve.

5. Stargazer Cruise *Family friendly*

  • Details: 2.5 hour river cruise. Kids over 5 welcome.
  • Includes: Picnic Box q with sandwich, crisps, small chocolate bar and mini bottle of champagne or soft drink. Glass ceiling with panoramic views and bar on board. Indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Departure / Arrival: Departs Tower Pier (next to Tower Bridge) at 10 pm, arriving at the London Eye to see the new year’s eve fireworks at midnight. Returns to Tower pier at 1 am. See Map.

6. Dinner at Cafe Rouge & Storm Clipper River Cruise *Family friendly*

  • Details: Enjoy a delicious New year’s Eve dinner at Café Rouge, and then hop on board of the Storm Clipper for a 3.5 hour river cruise and see London’s New year’s Eve fireworks at midnight. Kids over 6  years old. welcome
  • Information: I personally think this is a great combination to celebrate New year’s Eve in London. Café Rouge is a chain of French restaurants we often visit. You will have a 3 course meal at the restaurant located inSt Katharine’s Dock, which is only a 10 minute walk from Tower Pier.

Arrive at the restaurant at 7 pm. This deal includes a welcome drink and a glass of wine per adult, and up to 2 soft drinks per child. The cruise departs at 9:45 pm from Tower Pier, going to the London Eye at midnight to watch London’s New year’s Eve fireworks.

  • Departure / Arrival: Departs at 9.45 pm from Tower Pier, which is located near the Tower of London, and returns to Tower Pier at 12:45 am. See Map.

⇒ More like this: Restaurant Dinner & River cruise to watch the fireworks

If you like the idea of going for a nice meal at one of London’s restaurant and the going on a river cruise to see the new year’s eve Fireworks at the London eye at midnight, then you’re in luck, as there are a few different combinations to choose from:

7. Jewel of London

  • Details: 5 hour river cruise. Over 21 year olds only.
  • Includes: Glass of champagne on arrival, snack box (with diferentes options to choose from). Unlimited drinks (wine, beer and non alcoholic drinks) all night. DJ, dance floor and two bars on board. Watch the London Eye fireworks at midnight to celebrate the new year.
  • Departure / Arrival: Departs Bankside Pier at 8.15 pm and returns to the same pier at 1.30 am. See Map.

8. Galaxy Cruise

  • Details: 3 hour river cruise. Over 18 year olds only.
  • Includes: Glass of champagne on arrival. Indoor seating and outdoor terrace. Canapés during the cruise, live music, glass of champagne at midnight and bar on board.
  • Departure / Arrival: Departs Tower Pier at 9.15 am. Watch the fireworks at the London eye at midnight. Returns to tower pier at 12.45 am. See Map.

9. The Wyndham

  • Details: 5 hour river cruise. Under 18 year old are permitted when accompanied by parents, to notify when booking.
  • Includes: 2 course hot buffet meal and unlimited drinks (wine, beer, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks). DJ and bar on board.
  • Departure / Arrival: Departs St Katharine’s Pier at 8.45 pm. Watch the New year’s Eve fireworks at the London eye at midnight. Returns to Blackfriars Pier at 1:15 am.

10.  Suerita

  • Details: 4 hour river cruise. Under 18 year old are permitted when accompanied by parents, to notify when booking.
  • Includes: Welcome drink, 2 course buffet dinner, unlimited drinks (wine, beer, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks), DJ and bar on board.
  • Departure / Arrival: Departs Millbank Pier at 8.30 pm.Watch the New year’s Eve fireworks at the London eye at midnight. Returns to Millbank Pier at 12:45 am.  See Map.

11. Celestial Cruise

  • Details: 3.5 hour river cruise. Over 18 year olds only.
  • Includes: Deluxe individual picnic box which includes a small bottle of champagne (or soft drink), a small bottle of Prosecco, and two Bagels as well as other snacks. There will be live music and a bar on board. At midnight you’ll be able to go up to the terrace located on the upper deck to watch the fireworks.
  • Departure / Arrivals: Departs Tower pier at 9.30 pm and returns to Tower Pier at 1 am. See Map.

12. The Glass Room

  • Details: 5 hour panoramic river cruise. Over 18s only. This is one of London’s most spectacular new year’s eve cruises.
  • Includes: Aperitifs and petit fours on arrival. 5 course luxury meal with unlimited drinks (wine, beer, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks), tea and coffee. Glass of champagne at midnight whilst watching London’s New year’s Eve fireworks from a prime location on the River Thames
  • Departure / Arrival: Departs Embankment Pier l at 7.45 pm, returning to the same pier at 12.45 am.

13. City Dinner Cruise *Family friendly*

  • Details: 5 hour cruise. Children over 5 years old admitted.
  • Includes: Glass of Champagne on arrival. 4 course meal which includes half a bottle of wine per person and tea or coffee. Live singer and dance floor. Glass of champagne at midnight. Bar on board.
  • Departure / Arrival: Departs Tower Pier at 9 pm. Cruise along the river Thames with breathtaking views of London, reaching the London Eye to watch the fireworks at midnight. Returns to Tower Pier at  2 am. See Map.

14. Gala City Cruise  *Family friendly*

  • Details: 5 hour river cruise, kids over 5 years old admitted. This is one of London’s most spectacular new year’s eve cruises.
  • Includes: Glass of champagne on arrival. 4 course dinner plus tea or coffee, including half a bottle of wine per person and a small bottle of mineral water. Live band and dance floor. Glass of champagne at midnight. Bar on board. Tablets available for 2, 4, 6 and 8 people.
  • Departure / Arrival: Departs Tower Pier at 8 pm.  Cruise along the river Thames with breathtaking views of London, reaching the London Eye to watch the fireworks at midnight. Returns to Tower Pier at  1 am. See Map.

15. Thamesjet

  • Details: If you are looking for an unforgettable way of welcoming the New Year, why not consider going on a jet boat to watch the fireworks from a prime location on the river Thames?  With only 24 spaces it’s not surprising it gets booked up quickly, so don’t hesitate if this is how you’d like to celebrate New year’s Eve this year!
  • Includes: 2.5 hour VIP experience on the river Thames with views to London’s New year’s Eve fireworks at midnight. Celebration hamper including 75cl bottle of champagne each, 2 bottles of water, sandwiches, 2 bags of crisps, cake, nuts and a chocolate box.
  • Departure / Arrival: Departs Blackfriars Pier no later than 10.10  pm and returns to the same pier at 00.40. See Map.

16. Hispaniola

  • Details: The Hispaniola is a ship restaurant located opposite the London Eye on the Thames, with fantastic views for new year’s Eve fireworks. This is not a cruise but the terrace offers breathtaking views of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks.
  • Includes: Champagne and canapés on arrival (in between 7 and 8 pm). 5 course meal at 8 pm. Live music and dance floor after dinner.
  • Location: Victoria Embankment. See Map.

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