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Thames River Services

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The original Westminster to Greenwich sightseeing tour, Thames River Services operates sightseeing trips from Westminster Pier and St Katharine's Pier to Greenwich and The Thames Flood Barrier. Our modern fleet of sightseeing vessels are equipped...more
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Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7930 4097
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just very impressive to glide past some of the top landmarks of London on a comfortable river boat, taking it easy after all the hub-bub of London's thronging streets. Westminster pier (right outside the ultra-modern Westminster tube station) to Greenwich, so many sights to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bypeter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the trip to Greenwich. Easy to purchase tickets at Westminster Pier. The staff were helpful in purchasing the tickets. You get a third off the price with a travel card for the underground. Nice informative tour down the Thames. Boat staff are friendly and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Volksrus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was both a confusing and disappointing experience. We booked a guided cruise along the Thames – starting from Westminster and finishing in the beautiful areas of Greenwich Village. Shouldn’t be too hard to pull off, really. A simple boat ride with someone reading interesting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank oysteinfromnorway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend an hour or so traveling from Embankment to Canary Wharf & as far as Greenwich & back - it was a cold November afternoon so an ideal was to keep warm but still see some sights- pleasant (& slightly amusingly) commentary by the staff...More

Thank MarkIngmanthorpe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful boat trip. However, when payment of this is there a double payment. Mail sent with proofs, but not heard back about this. Or refund. Very annoying. So pay attention to if you paid per pin!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marianne V
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We have been meaning to undertake a London Thames sightseeing tour for a number of years, so on a sunny November day, took the plunge so to speak. We opted for TRS as their boat was in at Westminster Pier and the price was good,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bob1949
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We booked to go from Westminster to Greenwich and it was a very pleasant experience. Nice to see some sights from the river. There was some commentary on the way which was very informative and nicely delivered with a few jokes as well. We stayed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MrT16
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is a great take. The ride is very nice, particularly if you do it on a nice day. The crew are very nice and offer some good commentary, even though they don't have to. It's just a great way to see quite a bit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jim2424
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

From J Boy of Derby Use an Oyster card it's cheaper this is a great way to see London from the river. Staff are polite and helpful, there is both covered outdoor seating and plenty of room inside if it's cold. Several stops from Westminster,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We took the boat from North Greenwich all the way to Westminster and it was a fabulous way to see the city and such great value - loved it. We spent all our time on deck, couldn't take enough photos.

Date of experience: September 2018
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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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6 August 2018|
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Response from 406waynem | Reviewed this property |
As the times vary by day I would recommend checking with the website or with the office when you purchase. No need to book your return trip in advance.
16 August 2017|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can stay on the boat for a round trip, so no changes. It goes from Westminster to Greenwich and back. I'd recommend getting off at Greenwich though as there is lots to see there.
denise m
27 July 2017|
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Response from Rosemary L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You have to get off the boat that takes you to Greenwich & take another one at the same pier to take you back