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Address: Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7740 0400
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Description: Frequent sightseeing cruises on the River Thames through central London...
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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Nice views, awesome guide!

The cruise was included in my London Pass which entitled me to entry into several tourist spots in London. This too was an inclusion. The ride lasts about 20 mins or so if I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My partner surprised mine with a City Cruise for my birthday. We were greeted on the boat with a glass of bubbly. Shown to our table where our drinks were brought out. My partner had ordered me a jug of Pimm's when he booked the cruise. The meal was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed it all. Whilst cruising along the... More 

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Brookings, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We booked the City Cruises Afternoon Tea Cruise on a whim just before leaving for London and were very happy with our choice. We got to Tower Millennium Pier a bit early and were greeted with a smile and encouraged to relax and wait for our boat to arrive. When it did, we were welcomed aboard and enjoyed delicious presentation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The cruise was included in my London Pass which entitled me to entry into several tourist spots in London. This too was an inclusion. The ride lasts about 20 mins or so if I remember right from my memory may be even more. You get some good views. It can be quite chilly during the end of the winter so... More 

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buckinghamshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We purchased a voucher through the Travelzoo website for a very good price. We were staying in Greenwich and used the boats to go back and forth to Westminster etc.. There are many different types of boats some with very hard wooden seating that was very uncomfortable and some which were alot better. It depends on what boat you get... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

At this time of year, this particular trip was to see birds off the Dorset coastline, especially puffins, which are hard to find even at the best of times. We saw them! There's a small colony of them near dancing Ledge, they are about to fly off and shed their flight feathers a make a giant raft in the North... More 

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had left this activity for the last one in London before getting our flight. Talked to the woman at the ticket booth and she told us that the 90 min.s we had was more than enough to take the boat from the origin to Tower and back with no troubles at all. The boat left on time, we had... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

OK when weather permits, even though it was summertime we picked a very cool day and weren't dressed properly, we didn't have coats so I would advise even in summer to take a Kagool or something similar. The cruise was otherwise very good, you are able to see many interesting sites which aren't usually accessible from land. Well worth it.

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Burnley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is our second time travelling down the river to Greenwich on the cruise. We chose to sit on the top deck in the glorious sunshine & listen to the entertaining chat about the river. We were fortunate that Sheila who we bought our original tickets from swapped them to the city cruise tickets as my husband had purchased the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Booked an afternoon tea cruise as one part of a birthday treat in London for my wife. It was good fun and with excellent weather we were able to catch great views of London's skyline from the river. The afternoon tea was also excellent. Well worth doing.

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

When this experience was bought as a present for my partner, we frankly did not expect much. We were both pleasantly surprised. After a bit of initial 'gaffing around' getting a couple of largish parties seated ( like trying to herd cats ... ) we were show to our table. We were lucky enough to be given a window seat,... More 

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Additional Information about City Cruises

Address: Address: Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7740 0400
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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