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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

By Thames River Sightseeing
About
Swap the busy streets of London for a more peaceful form of sightseeing—a tour past London’s top landmarks from the comfortable setting of a boat with on-board commentary to boost your London knowledge. Cruise between Westminster and Greenwich, admiring some of London’s highlights along the way, such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and Shakespeare’s Globe.
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Ages 5-99, max of 200 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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Audio guide: German, Chinese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Get between Westminster and Greenwich with ease on a sightseeing cruise
  • Learn as you travel through live on-board commentary
  • Get great views of top London attractions, including the Tower of London
  • Flexible tour—multiple daily departure times to choose from

  • Live commentary on board
  • Wi-FI audio commentary on your smartphone - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Cutty Sark
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Entry/Admission - Old Royal Naval College


Start:
  • Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK
    You will find us here: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH. Go directly to boarding points B and C at Westminster Pier and join the queue to board the boat. Please present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.
End:
  • Greenwich Pier, Greenwich SE10 9HT, UK
    One-way trip ends at Greenwich Pier, next to the Cutty Sark. Round trip returns back to Westminster Pier. At Greenwich, you do not need to stay on the boat. You may disembark, spend some time looking at local attractions, then re-embark on a later return journey.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37862P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Toilets available on-board
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
How much is Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London price starts from €17.63. Discover and book Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London on Tripadvisor
What is the Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London cancellation policy?
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37862P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Westminster Pier
    Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK
    You will find us here: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH. Go directly to boarding points B and C at Westminster Pier and join the queue to board the boat. Please present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Houses of Parliament
    London Eye
    Royal Festival Hall
    Tate Modern
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    HMS Belfast
    Tower of London
    Tower Bridge
  • 1
    Cutty Sark
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Royal Observatory Greenwich
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Greenwich Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Old Royal Naval College
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Greenwich Market
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    National Maritime Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Greenwich Pier
    Greenwich SE10 9HT, UK
    One-way trip ends at Greenwich Pier, next to the Cutty Sark. Round trip returns back to Westminster Pier. At Greenwich, you do not need to stay on the boat. You may disembark, spend some time looking at local attractions, then re-embark on a later return journey.
    See address & details
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  • Thames River Sightseeing
    1,313
    London, England
    Joined in July 2013
  • Darren B
    0 contributions
    Mis sold a sightseeing tour
    Took what we were told was a sightseeing tour, the clue is in the name I guess? We paid £16 for the two of us from Greenwich to Westminster, the lady in the kiosk told us clearly that it was a sightseeing tour and not just a ferry trip. We eventually boarded the boat in which a bar was available selling alcohol, tea and coffee, unfortunately this was all that was on offer where was the guide, information, the history of what we were looking at? What were we looking at? Is there anybody going to tell us? No! No tour guide equals No tour. This was not the sightseeing tour we planned for £8 each to look at things we could have seen from a Uber. Don’t get me wrong nice views from the river but really that’s all it was. A ferry trip not a sightseeing tour.
    Written 22 January 2024
  • beckkirkman
    0 contributions
    Westminster to Tower Bridge River Cruise
    Nice short 30-minute no nonsense tour. Commentator very knowledgeable and funny (dry/droll sense of humour) … kept it real.
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Karen B
    0 contributions
    London by river
    If you haven’t seen London from the Thames this is worth the time. It does take most people to the Tower but it’s worth staying on to see the cute little village of Greenwhich. The commentary gives you a different side of London and was humorous. It was worth the time.
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Rob O
    0 contributions
    Nice trip down the Thames
    Relaxed float down the Thames. Enjoyable and entertaining. Live narration was great. Wish I had a few quid to show my appreciation, but I had not been to the bank yet after having just arrived in London a couple hours earlier. The rep who represents the tour right next to where this one leaves from is a horrid, horrid person, so stay away from her. If you want a drink, the bar is cash only, so come prepared.
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Tiggypiglet
    0 contributions
    Not impressed
    Was excited about my first trip on the Thames, however got off the boat wishing I hadn't bothered. Arrived 15 min to departure (3.30) as requested however it was clear we weren't going to leave on time, still queueing at 3.45, loads of us all squashed into the waiting room getting fed up of waiting, kids crying, wasn't pleasant. No update or apology from staff which would have been nice. Didn't board till nearly 4pm then left after 4pm I had a train to catch so felt uneasy about timings. The top deck was so rammed it felt unsafe. Despite verbal requests from staff on tannoy for people to sit down no one took any notice and were standing blocking our view, sitting on lifejacket store which was not an appropriate seat. The commentator was quite sarcastic and full of personal opinion. On departure a staff member holding a top hat for tips, which I thought was aright cheek to ask! I told the other chap that no one listened to the requests to sit down and he kind of shrugged his shoulders, didn't seem bothered. Poor all round.
    Written 7 October 2023
  • 177cindyh
    0 contributions
    Disappointed
    We neglected to research ahead on this one and regretted buying a two day passer stops are limited as are the times rides are available. For example, we are staying near Tower Bridge and wanted to head over to the Westminster area this morning. The first boat isn’t until almost noon so we’re using an alternative transport as not to waste half a day. Any sites viewed from the water as limited
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Richmoj
    0 contributions
    Great start to a day tour of London
    Absolutely great start to our family day in London. Booked online 2 days before, easy to find (we did Tower Bridge to Westminster). 4 children aged 5-8 very excited to see everything, commentary most informative and amusing! Thank you very much!
    Written 22 August 2023
  • keithbF3196EE
    0 contributions
    Pleasant cruise
    Relaxed and pleasant journey to Tower Bridge. The on-board commentry very informative and amusing! Would definitely recommend the trip.
    Written 19 August 2023
  • DeborahInFL
    0 contributions
    A wonderful London river boat ride with fantastic views!
    We loved our time on the river! We went from Tower Bridge to Westminster. It was so fun we wished we had more time to do a longer ride! We will definitely do this again on our next trip to London. It's wonderful to see things from a different viewpoint. I barely took photos as we were simply enjoying the scenery.
    Written 16 August 2023
  • danieltV7719FP
    0 contributions
    Disappointing
    We took this tour with family and friends on what was unfortunately a rainy day. This company sells tickets without accounting for how many people fit on the boat. There was no room to sit inside and we were forced to stand in the rain. You can barely hear the man who is describing things on the mic and the staff were generally rude and unhelpful. Would not recommend.
    Written 12 August 2023
  • scareygribblet
    0 contributions
    Very informative great short trip 🥰
    Great trip I learned a lot on the journey therefore it was very informative, great views, very clean boat, great facilities drinks were a good price, all in all a lovely trip.
    Written 1 August 2023
  • 1dts2014
    0 contributions
    Great Tour
    I highly recommend doing this tour. They have great narration. The tour is beautiful and informative. The boat was full on the trip to Westminster, and we had to sit below. Sitting in the top section provides a much better view. It provides a great overview of the different sections of London located on the river.
    Written 18 June 2023
  • Tfanni66
    0 contributions
    Great trip and funny commentary
    It was a great trip, funny commentary, easy booking and boarding. I would definitely recommend it to anybody visiting London for the first time or a repeated trip.
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Vickybuzz74
    0 contributions
    Great way to travel but didn't leave a tip
    A lovely way to see and learn about London. Would have given more stars but resented the guy asking for us to show our appreciation with tips when we had paid for a guided tour. He made out that he was doing the commentary off his own back as opposed to that is what he was paid to do.
    Written 25 April 2023
  • Camper65923191387
    0 contributions
    Thames river cruise
    Great outing and views from a different perspective. Very informative and lucky with the weather. I even got sunburned in January!
    Written 7 January 2023
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Julie E
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
The personal commentary, with the guys personal knowledge.
All of the staff on both boats were very professional, friendly and enthusiastic.
I felt very welcomed and safe at all times.
The boat had all the amenities required, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), snacks, comfortable seating, and reasonable spacious toilets.
It wasn't high season when I went, so when it is more crowded I can imagine that there is quite a queue for the toilets and refreshments.
They also didn't seem to have the ability to provide commentary in other languages (other than English) which was a bit of a shame.

My friend and I enjoyed the whole experience, and I would fully recommend it to anyone as a great way to see many of the important (and historic) sites in London, whilst giving the opportunity to visit another part of the city (we spent a brief time in Greenwich).
Written 29 November 2022
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The personalized commentary was a highlight, showcasing the guide's knowledge. The staff on both boats were professional, friendly, and enthusiastic. I felt welcomed and safe. Amenities were great, but during high season, expect lines for toilets and refreshments. Multilingual commentary was lacking. Overall, a recommended way to explore London's historic sites and Greenwich.
Written 8 September 2023
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PeterChesham_12
Chesham, UK28 contributions
May 2022
I took amy trip with two friends from Costa Rica, and frankly I was embarrassed. The customer experience is way below similar trips that I have taken in other major cities. There was no professional guide on board to provide commentary, nor was there a pre-recorded commentary. The crew were doing their very best to fill this rather large gap in between running the vessel. Although they did a good job, it was sometimes hard to hear them, especially as we had a noisy family at the next table. Some ear buds would have addressed this issue. You would also expect the commentary to be provided in multiple languages. Serious investment is needed to bring the service up to scratch, and to justify the substantial cost of taking the tour.
Written 31 May 2022
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vmaric
North Yorkshire, UK3 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a review of "Westminster To Greenwich River Thames Sightseeing Cruise".
Our school group boarded the boat at Westminster pier, point B, intending to visit the Maritime Museum at Greenwich. However, on arrival at London Bridge pier a member of the crew explained that even though our tickets were for Westminster to Greenwich, they were valid for a journey if 1hr duration only! He further explained that we could not continue to Greenwich unless we paid an additional £10 per person! Sadly we were forced to abandon the trip to the Maritime Museum, and instead took a second boat back to Westminster. (The one hour time limit was NOT made clear on the Headout.com website). Needless to say our afternoon sightseeing trip was ruined, leaving the children very disappointed.

Furthermore, the commentary was unprofessional, yet surprisingly a bucket was passed around for passengers to make a donation. Shouldn't the commentary should be included in the ticket price?

Disappointingly Headout.com have so far failed to give a satisfactory response to my refund request. Will not be using them again in future.
Written 6 September 2022
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We have carefully reviewed your feedback and we are sorry to hear that our River Cruise didn’t live up to your expectations. At Thames River Sightseeing we always try to provide the best possible service to our customers so it’s disappointing to hear that was not the case with your tour. However, we have passed on your feedback to our management teams, and we can assure you that they will act on your advice to improve our tours going forward as well we will pass the message to Headout.com who was responsible for your booking. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for taking the time to share your review. Kindest regards, Thames River Sightseeing Team.
Written 22 September 2022
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Glenn B
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Feel well and truly robbed. Spent £78.00 on a 2 day river pass for 2 adults an 1 child, from Westminster and didnt even reach Greenwhich. I was double charged at the ticket office when the attendant said the first contactless attempt didnt go through, then asked me to put my card in. Make sure you ask for the confirmation receipt if they say ot hasn't gone through i've learnt my lesson. I rang the following day and was told to send evidence by the way of bank statement with everything else blanked out. Ive sent four emails to which i have had no response, and call after call with no answer. I own my own business and think this is a disgraceful way to treat customers.
Written 11 August 2021
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alisab
Parker, CO471 contributions
Fantastic easy way to see the history of London along the Thames. Drinks available for purchase - it was a cold day (and rainy of course) so we decided to stay on and take the round trip rather than getting off in Greenwich. We started upstairs outside but ended up underneath to stay warm.

We found ourselves there earlier than our time and were able to jump aboard 45 minutes earlier than planned which was very convenient.

Highly recommend for your first trip to London to easily take in all the sights in a relatively short amount of time. The tidbits provided by our captain were informative and entertaining, with the typical London sarcasm thrown in for good measure.
Written 30 November 2022
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The Thames cruise offers a fantastic way to explore London's history. On a cold, rainy day, we opted for the round trip, enjoying drinks onboard. Early arrival allowed us to board ahead of schedule. Highly recommended for a concise sightseeing experience, complete with entertaining captain commentary and London's signature sarcasm.
Written 8 September 2023
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Jas
Lincolnshire, UK53 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Fantastic views but not too keen on the blatant lies that the tour guide must say multiple times a day “a lady who was just boarding asked if I can point some things out along the way” whilst then asking for tips because he’s not paid to do this!? The bucket was then going up and down and being shaken when leaving the boat seems a bit cheeky.
We stayed on and did the full loop so we heard the same spiel twice which made it obvious it wasn’t genuine what he said when we originally boarded.
The bar is also cash only which in this day and age seems very outdated.
Written 11 April 2022
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RLBAllen
Loughborough, UK718 contributions
Aug 2021
Thames river sightseeing.
A good way to see the sights of the London skyline, all in one go and from a different view to normal. £36 for a family for about ~25mins is a bit steep really (it was 40mins from walking on to getting off but with 3 stops at other docks) but its fairly memorable and the 'guide' was good and funny at pointing out things.
As a tip, do the full end to the river, we got off at tower bridge and most people didnt so think we chose the wrong option!
Written 17 August 2021
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SophieG
Crawley Down, UK3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Very good commentary, and nice to spend a very hot day on the Thames. Now that most places are contactless the ability to tip or add a commentary surcharge to the ticket would have been appreciated as I had no cash. Perhaps a review of the time table as the tour was 1.40pm but left at 2.05pm which was understandable as numbers were low. If I had been aware of the delay would have purchased refreshments as There were no drinks available to purchase onboard and the weather was very hot (28c) I underestimated the tour length which is 2 hours so very hot and thirsty on the return to Westminster Pier.
Written 15 June 2021
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MrEricG
Franklin, TN101 contributions
Our family (dad, mom, two teens) booked the hop-on hop-off cruise for part of our last day in London. We purchased the family pass and ended up on three different boats for each segment we took: Westminster to Greenwich, Greenwich to Tower Bridge, and Tower Bridge to Westminster.

The crew of the first boat gave us all a running commentary of the sights from Westminster to Greenwich, which was informative and entertaining the whole way. Even our teens liked it. Neither of the other two boats had that, but they may only do it in one direction.

The schedules were convenient for us and allowed enough time to see things at each stop in 40-minute segments. For us, Greenwich was a quick 2 hours, and so was the Tower Bridge and the area around the Tower of London (which we didn’t visit because it was too late in the day), so the boat schedule worked well.

It was a cloudy and wet day when we went, but we still enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. It’s definitely worth doing if you have an available afternoon in London.
Written 17 March 2023
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Your kind words are greatly appreciated and we are thrilled that you had a positive experience with us. Thank you for your review and recommending us!
Written 29 March 2023
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ramsanti
Charlotte, NC32 contributions
Sept 2022
Just got off the DIsney Cruise to the British Isles. Got a ride into London, but with the current events surrounding the funeral and some sites shut down, we found this Sightseeing Tour on the River Thames. The crew was very welcoming and gave a narration of the sights, and interesting stories and history of places as we floated down the river and back up. Boat has a snack back and clean bathrooms. You can sit upstairs in the open air or down below in enclosed cockpit. We did both as it was a bit chilly in London. We truly recommend this experience to get a general idea of the sights if you have plans and we will do this again next time we're in London with the family. Thanks again for a great experience
Written 20 September 2022
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Thank you for taking time to share your valued feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we meet your expectations. We hope to welcome you back at our boats. Thames River Sightseeing Team.
Written 22 September 2022
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