thames river cruise

Thames River Cruise 2024 – Ultimate London Boat Tour

€ 17
1-2 hours
Audio guide

About Thames River Cruise

Cruise across the River Thames from Westminster to Greenwich and discover some of the city’s most beautiful sights. See the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Tower Bridge from the comfort of a newly refurbished boat. Take advantage of an audio guide to learn some fascinating stories about the city.


London River Cruise

Enjoy a sightseeing cruise down the River Thames and discover the main city landmarks from a unique perspective. Take in the breathtaking views of the city while enjoying the comfort of a newly refurbished boat.

Depart from Westminster Pier and sail past many iconic sights, such as the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Hampton Court Palace, and the towering Shard pyramid.

See the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the brutalist architecture of the Tate Modern. Then, pass under the famous Tower Bridge – the only bridge in London which can be raised.

During this unforgettable Thames River cruise, you will also have an opportunity to listen to an audio commentary available in 6 languages that will provide you with interesting facts about London you probably didn’t know about. Depending on your chosen option, the cruise will end at the original departure point or the Greenwich pier.

  • Thames River boat cruise 
  • Ticket for a one-way or a round trip from the Thames Cruise from Westminster to Greenwich
  • Audio commentary available in 6 languages
X not included
  • Food & drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Spanish
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Meeting Point

The tour’s meeting point is at Westminster Pier, at the address Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2JH, London. When you arrive there, walk straight down onto the pier, where the activity provider’s pier staff will greet you. If you select the round-trip ticket, you can take the next available cruise back to Westminster Pier from Greenwich.

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Cruise across the Thames River for spectacular views of London.


Discover the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Globe Theatre, and more from the boat’s open deck.

Audio Guide

Listen to an audio commentary and learn all about the city’s fascinating history.

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FAQ – Thames River Cruise

How much does it cost for a river cruise on the Thames?

The options for sightseeing cruises in London are numerous. And the price varies depending on what cruise option you decide to go on. If you want to have a dining experience or enjoy afternoon tea while aboard, you must keep in mind that these tour options can be a bit more expensive. There are also many available options for regular Thames river cruises, and we have already picked the best one for you! Your only job is to book it right away so you can secure your spot.

How long does Thames River Cruise take?

Thames River Cruise can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours, depending on which boat tour you decide to book. This particular Thames River Cruise takes 1-2 hours.

Where does the river cruise go in the London Thames river?

Similar to the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour, the Thames River cruise allows you to see all of the most famous sites and landmarks in London during one activity. On this sightseeing tour, you’ll have an opportunity to see the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the Bridge and Tower of London, the London Eye, and many more.

What other activities should I do while staying in London?

There are plenty of activities to do and sites to visit while in London that it might be impossible to fit all in just one trip. Before you start planning your visit to London, we recommend taking a look at our hand-picked London Tour & London Tickets. Uncover the dark history of the city by visiting the Tower of London. If you would like to see some exquisite pieces of art, we recommend visiting the British Museum and Tate Modern. A visit to Madame Tussauds and London Dungeon is highly recommended for all those looking to have fun and thrills.
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Thames River Cruise

What will you see on a Thames River Cruise?

River Thames Cruise is one of the most fascinating and exciting ways to discover all the famous sights of London. During your memorable London boat tour, you will have an opportunity to glide under the iconic Tower Bridge, see the Houses of Parliament, the Big Ben, and marvel at the view of the impressive London Eye from a unique perspective. 

Valuable tips to know before going on a Thames River Cruise

Wear weather-appropriate clothing

You might already be aware of how unpredictable and changeable the weather in London can be. For this reason, we recommend dressing in layers and carrying an umbrella in case of rain.

Book your river cruise in advance!

London boat tours sell out quickly, as cruising across the Thames River is a top attraction for tourists. We suggest booking your river cruise far in advance and online to avoid any possible inconvenience.

Listen to an audio guide.

Listening to an audio guide will give you a deeper insight into London’s history and give you a better understanding of its landmarks.

Good to know before you go

  • When you arrive at Westminster Pier, go directly to boarding point B and show your ticket. 
  • If you select the round-trip ticket, you can take the next available cruise back to Westminster Pier from Greenwich.
  • This one-way cruise journey takes around 1 hour.
  • An audio guide is available in 6 languages.
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Incredible Sightseeing River Cruise in London!

A must-do activity while in London! The audio commentary was very informative. And we don't usually love the commentary, but we learned so much from it! The city views from the river were magical! Definitely recommend this to everyone, as it was such an amazing experience!


Well worth your time & money!

We had a fantastic time on our boat trip. Well-trained staff provided excellent customer service. The commentary on the city's history as we went down the river was also very interesting and witty. Our experience couldn’t have been nicer. 10/10!


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