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Thames Riverboats

Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
+44 (0) 20 7930 2062
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Ranked #165 of 616 activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets for the hop on hop off boat cruise. Our children were free of charge with our paid fare as well the ticket was valid for 24 hours. This was a most amazing way to see the sights and we used it the second day. Highly recommend .

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Nice little boat trip but dreadful customer service on quay - just wanted quick hop from Globe to Embankment (5 mins) to give 9 year old & his friend a treat rather than walking back to Waterloo. Long queues meant you'd miss the next boat - advised to buy from machine (but losing discounts from travelcards etc - £20 for... More

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice boat trip! Funny tourguide very well spoken. Great scenery and a different way to look at London. We really enjoyed it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was a very worthwhile experience but the lineups were too long and many people who had the London Pass were confused as to where to line up.once we got on the boat the Riverman who commented throughout the trip was excellent with all his descriptions, information about the buildings, bridges and anecdotes about famous people or historical events was... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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110 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Took the Thames River cruise from Westminster Pier to Greenwich which took about 45mins or so. Along the way, one of the boatmen was providing some commentary about the various buildings and history of the river. Passing under Tower Bridge was of course, a highlight, but there are numerous buildings, both commercial and residential, with superb architecture all along the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went on this Trip on a rainy May day, I wasn't really looking forward to it, but how wrong I was it trip was great, the food was a bit hit and miss, but it was lovely looking a the Thames and sights from the River instead of the riverbank. I would recommend this trip it was good value... More

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196 reviews 196 reviews
58 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Hubby and I used the Riverboats to get to Kew Gardens last Saturday. They are prompt and there is a little bar with toilet facilities. It wasn't a busy weekend and there were plenty of seats avaialble but I would imgaine in the height of the summer if it rains it could be a little cramped as there isn't much... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Catch the boat at the Westminster Pier and enjoy the information provided by the crew as they tell you about all the sites along the river. Get off and have lunch at one of the many pubs along the river and be sure and walk the river in front of Whitehall, it's well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The trip up river from Westminster to Hampton Court on the Connaught must be the best value of any activities in London. The trip was relaxed and the information from the guide informative and interesting. It can take a long time depending on the tides but is a good way to rest weary feet and get a different perspective on... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The journey by boat takes 50 minutes from O2 to the London Eye, providing great views of the old and the new parts of London.

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