Sightseeing Cruises

Explore London's Iconic Views

Sightseeing Cruises

Explore London's Iconic Views

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Explore London’s top sightseeing cruises, offering an unforgettable journey through the heart of the city. Each tour includes offerings panoramic views from open-air decks and cozy indoor saloons. Enjoy onboard concessions, including a fully stocked bar (additional charges apply). Start your adventure with us today!

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Westminster Pier


With the iconic House of Parliament and Big Ben as your backdrop and
some royally magnificent landmarks a short stroll away. Westminster Pier
is the perfect place to start sightseeing:

  • House of Parliament
  • Big Ben Clock Tower
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Whitehall and Downing St
  • Trafalgar Square
  • The National Gallery

London Eye Pier


We sail in and dock beneath The London Eye-looking up from the water, it couldn’t be more impressive. This is where you explore the South Bank river walkway that’s buzzing with fun things to see and do:

  • The London Eye
  • Sea Life London
  • London Dungeon
  • National Theatre
  • Royal Festival Hall
  • IMAX Cinema
  • Southbank Centre
  • Shrek’s Adventure London

Tower Pier


In the heart of the City, next to London’s most legendary and notorious tourist attraction, the Tower of London, is Tower Pier.It’s surrounded by historic and supremely modern attractions on and off the water:

  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • St Katherine’s Dock
  • HMS Belfast
  • The Shard
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral

Greenwich Pier


All aboard at Royal Greenwich an
incredible World Heritage Site. Arriving and departing by boat really is the only way to do it. This is where one of Britain’s most famous ships lives alongside fascinating museums, an eclectic market and more:

  • Cutty Sark
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Queen’s House
  • Old Royal Naval College
  • Painted Hall
  • Royal Observatory
  • Greenwich Market

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About our River Thames Sightseeing Cruises

Enjoy a memorable and entertaining day out on London’s No 1 Thames sightseeing cruise. It’s the perfect way to take in the capital’s iconic riverside landmarks.

Our captains provide informative and entertaining commentary, shedding new light on both the history and modern life of this fascinating city. With the option to sit on our spacious open upper deck or in comfortable indoor saloons, you’re guaranteed a panoramic view of London’s best sights including the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, South Bank and more.

For families, a Thames river cruise is the most relaxing way to see the sights, avoid traffic and busy trains.

Our Thames sightseeing cruise single tickets will take you from point A to B with comfort and in style. You can also purchase a return ticket to your original Thames river cruise starting point too.

We have 4 strategically located piers at Westminster, Tower, London-Eye, and Greenwich, that allow easy access to all the main riverside attractions while ensuring less of your sightseeing
time is spent waiting at a pier.

Want to see more of London from the water? You can make the most of your London river cruise with a 24h river pass. It’s an all-day hop on, hop off Thames ticket offering unlimited access to the river for 24 hours.


Some circular tours may require a boat change at Tower Pier

Please ensure you check the latest timetable schedule on the website as times may vary throughout the year.

When you arrive for your cruise please walk straight down onto the pier. Where you will be greeted by our pier staff, have your ticket ready to be then directed to your boarding point.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Thames River cruise cost?

Our tickets vary in price depending on your ticket type as well as where and when you’re travelling. Click here to see London River cruise prices.

How long do Thames River sightseeing cruises take?

The duration for a Thames river cruise depends on what route you take. Thames cruises vary from 10-30 minutes for a single trip or up to 24 hours of river travel with a 24-hr river pass. See full details on the timetable here.

Where do Thames River sightseeing cruises stop?

Our Thames Cruises stop and allow for embarking and disembarking at four piers – Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier. Find out more about where to find our piers here.

Where can I find a Thames River sightseeing cruise timetable?

Click here to find London River cruise timetables.

How long is a Thames River cruise from Westminster to Greenwich?

The duration of Thames River cruise from Westminster to Greenwich is 1hr 20 minutes.

Where can you start a Thames sightseeing cruise?

You can start your Thames sightseeing cruise from Tower, Westminster, London Eye and Greenwich pier.

What do you wear for a Thames sightseeing cruise?

There is no dress code for a Thames sightseeing cruise, casual clothes and depending on the weather maybe something warm. However, we would advise against flip-flops.

Are there toilets on a Thames River cruise?

Yes, all our boats have toilet facilities and have baby changing and disabled facilities.

Can you purchase snacks on board a Thames sightseeing cruise?

On board a Thames sightseeing cruise we have a fully stocked bar with seasonal snacks and serve hot and cold drinks.

Can you purchase attractions with a Thames sightseeing cruise?

Yes, we sell packages where you can combine an attraction with a Thames sightseeing cruise. We also sell attraction tickets separately. You can book them online or at our ticket office near the piers.

Do you have to book a Thames sightseeing cruise?

Generally, for a Thames sightseeing cruise you don’t have to book that far in advance but to beat the queues at the piers you can book your tickets online.

Is a Thames River cruise suitable for children?

Absolutely – families love our sightseeing cruises. Ask at the bar for our colouring sheet and pencils or download our activity pack from here

Do you have an audio guide on your Thames River cruise?

Yes, we have a live english commentary provided by our expert captains or a recorded commentary in 14 different languages. You can find it on our free City Experiences App.

Our Customers

We had a lovely cruise up the Thames. The crew was fabulous and the views were spectacular, I would definitely recommend a river cruise, to see London in a relaxing less hectic way.
- Brian Conlan
A great three hour cruise on the Thames, very relaxing way to see the sights. Great facilities on board including a bar. We caught the last cruise of the day so had a daytime and nighttime view so double the value. Interesting commentary on board.
- Annette Carruthers
Wonderful boat tour! Went on this boat with 30 pupils and 4 teachers. Tour guide had a great sense of humour.
- Anneke Adema
Evening Jazz Cruise. What a brilliant evening out. Includes a three course dinner and a welcoming glass of fizz. Comfortable and very clean boat, excellent food. Very efficient, friendly staff, and the jazz quartet were excellent. All the night-time sights from Westminster to Greenwich. Heartily recommended.
- Stuart Finch
The tour of London City is incomplete without having experienced the city from the Cruise. The cruise passes through all the iconic places and Landmarks for which London is actually known for. It is an half hour tour but really a memorable one. The guide explains the importance of each and every thing through historical perspective.
- Usman Khan

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