Discover thousands of years of London history and see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks on a Thames Cruise. There are three great options for your cruise ranging from 30-60 minutes in duration.
Choose one of the options that takes you past the Tower of London and you will see the historic fortress looming over the North bank of the Thames. The Tower has a gory past, having served as a jail and execution site for anyone unlucky enough to run afoul of the British monarchy!
Select one of the Westminster routes and you will sail up close to the mighty Houses of Parliament and the iconic Big Ben.
On the South bank not far from Westminster is the London Eye, the marvellous Ferris wheel that has fast become a symbol of London!
Anyone fascinated by time zones and royal museums will want to make the journey to Greenwich. You’ll see the renowned Greenwich Meridian, the point from which all time zones are defined. You’ll also see the famous tea clipper, the Cutty Sark.
Choose any of the above options and you’ll sail serenely down the Thames River, taking in the alluring sights of London. To enhance your tour, you can enjoy an audio commentary in seven languages.
There are three different options for your exciting Thames Cruise. What sites and landmarks you will see depends on which option you choose. Here is a summary:
Westminster/London Eye to Tower or Vice Versa: This option runs for 30 to 40 minutes you will sail past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, St Pauls Cathedral, the Tower of London and enjoy views of Tower Bridge.
Tower - Greenwich or Vice Versa:, your cruise will last for 20 to 30 minutes and takes you past the infamous Tower of London and shows you the wonders of Greenwich, birthplace of King Henry VIII and site of the Greenwich Meridian, the point from which all time zones are defined. It is also home to a group of fascinating Royal museums. You will also sail under the iconic Tower Bridge
Westminster/London Eye - Greenwich or Vice Versa: The cruise runs for 60 to 75 minutes and takes you past all the above mentioned sights.
An amazing tour with great tour guide, every aspect of the tour was superb, would highly recommend it....Nicola Shanahan
For my brother and sister-in law it was a great experience for them as it is their first visit to London and the cruise captures the best scenic views of London and all the post...Mrs Lily Kinsella
Absolute delight. Guide was funny and knowledgeable about all of the riverside interesting sights....Tomas Eineigel
Cruises run between 9:15am - 7:50pm. Please see the departure schedule as running times may vary for the different routes and times of year.
Duration: Westminster/London Eye to Tower route: 30 - 40 mins
Tower to Greenwich route: 20 - 30 mins
Westminster/London Eye to Greenwich route: 60 - 75 mins
Please make your way to the relevant pier to start your cruise. The closest tube stations to start points are given below:
Westminster Pier: Westminster Tube (Jubilee and District Lines)
London Eye: Waterloo Tube (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo Lines)
Tower Pier: Tower Hill Tube (District Line & DLR)
Greenwich Pier: Cutty Sark (DLR)
Westminster Pier, Waterloo (London Eye), Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier depending on option chosen
Don’t forget to bring a camera! Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for touring.
Sailing times may change based on tide levels and river traffic, please check with the staff on the day of the cruise.
During summer months you may not be able to board your first choice of boat.
You are especially advised to check if you intend to travel on the last sailing of any given day.
Boats are not wheelchair accessible .
On Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August, as part of the weekend of Prudential Ride London cycling events, there will be significant impact to travel. Certain roads and river crossings in east, central and southwest London and Surrey will be closed due to traffic.
There will be extensive road closures on and around the routes; roads will be closed from early morning and will re-open when it is safe to do so. Pedestrian access to properties will not be affected. A number of central London and Surrey bridges will be closed at times over the weekend. Road users are advised to avoid areas near the event route wherever possible.
Tube and Rail will be the best way to get around and enjoy the day. Many buses will be on diversion or will stop short of their destinations.
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