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Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7740 0400
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Frequent sightseeing cruises on the River Thames through central London from and to Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich piers on modern, wheelchair-friendly boats. Commentary provided, refreshments and toilets available. One-way, return and all-day, hop-on/hop-off tickets available for adults and children, with special value family tickets for two adults and up to 3 children travelling together. Cruises operate every day of the year (except Christmas Day 25th December) from about 10am until 5-6pm with evening cruises in summer.
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Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7740 0400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We choose to get the boat from Greenwich to London eye pier as thought would be more fun than driving , my grandchildren loved it! You can sit inside or out and you get brilliant views both ways , sight see facts were interesting and...More

Thank Ria2590
Reviewed 2 days ago

my wife wanted to do a thames cruise so i booked city cruises.the boat was great the facilities great but what made the trip was the live commentary ,the guy had us in stitches with his remarks very funny well worth a trip ,oh and...More

Thank david f
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the perfect way to see london on the Thames. Excellent guides good refreshments and reasonably priced. So good they do get busy at weekends and you may have to queue. Can book to different destinations and can go all the way down to...More

Thank john167st17
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Utterly dreadful customer service. Bought £51 worth of tickets only to be told we couldn't fit on the boat. Went straight back to the ticket office but no refunds allowed. Had to wait for the next one which meant no time at our destination to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the tour from westminster pier to tower pier. It was really nice because they decided not to use the pre-recorded audio of the tour and instead, they talked with us, explaining what we could see from the river ad a bit of the...More

Thank Daniela P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Through our London Pass we purchased a hop on, hop off tour, using the vessel to take us from Westminster to Tower Bridge. The usual format is a recorded tour guide pointing out the various buildings and sights along the route. Our cruiser, The Millennium...More

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went from Greenwich to Westminster and return. Fantastic views of city from a different angle. Great commentator, kept us in stitches. Saw a seal in Thames at Greenwich just before ferry turned up...got the photo to prove!!!!

Thank daveveg
Reviewed 3 days ago

The two course lunch river cruise is well worth it, you are on the river for about an hour and three quarters see the sights of London. The food was served by a very friendly staff and good quality for the price. Would certainly recommend...More

Thank marsh1windsor
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having bought the big bus tour ticket , we were entitled to a single cruise , as luck would have we had the weather and the time to use it ! We got on board at Westminster pier , the boats are pretty big with...More

Thank nunu74
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked this discounted through Little Bird Forum myself and my son's age 6 and 10. Easy ticket process with a very friendly gentleman serving, very knowledgeable. We had a short wait for the next boat, be aware of different services and different queues dependent...More

Thank challing
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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10 August 2017|
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Response from sistersue61 | Reviewed this property |
There wasn't when we travelled, but it may have changed, so worth checking
6 August 2017|
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Response from Wendy F | Reviewed this property |
It's about 60 - 70 minutes
15 June 2017|
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Response from richard21_11 | Reviewed this property |
Long queues! For a 10h departure we were there at 0915 but the office did not open until 0930. Seemed to take a while for them to process each purchase so if you want to be on the first boat....Get there early!