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Address: Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7740 0400
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Rest those feet

4 days walking the streets of London means a 2-3 hour rest is most welcome. A day rover ticket allows you to hop on and off to see the sights. We had a wet and windy day but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Swadlincote, United Kingdom

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a lovely birthday surprise. The lunch was fantastic, chicken supreme, chocolate torte, coffee and wine while sailing up and down the Thames. We boarded the boat at Tower Pier and returned there two hours later. The staff were very friendly and professional. Well recommended.

Thank christine s
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my friends downloaded their current £5 supersaver deal from their website and sailed from Westminster to Tower Pier. For £5 it was fine, although not noticeably better than the TFL commuter clipper boats which travel the same route. The journey took approximately 30 minutes and a recording pointing out various attractions was played as we travelled. This was... More 

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Landshut, Germany
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51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, it was really nice to spend some time on the river, have a glass of bubbles and some canapes. The only problem was the small boat- luckily it wasnt raining while we were doing the cruise so we could sit outside, inside was just not enough room for everyone. There was live Jazz music too, which was quite nice,... More 

Thank Elli G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great way to see the City of London AND eat High Tea served with unlimited tea or coffee! Easy to book ahead online. Beautifully presented High tea with sandwiches, scones with jam & clotted cream + petit fours. Commentary of historic buildings as one passed by them. Able to go 'up-top' and take photos. Attentive staff. Toilets on board... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our day cruise.. being able to be on the thames river and see all the wonderful attractions. We got good seats on the top and enjoyed the commentary.. will definitely next time do a night cruise

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to London on a number of occasions and seen various sites but wanted to do something different on this trip! It was great we were given a commentary and all the sites pointed out! Lovely sunny day made it even better ! Worth the money :)

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

P&O cruise Brugge on a trip to Christmas market Dec. We got on the coach that they supplied Wilfred was the guide also a girl off the ship Jenna who came with us .When we left the coach not been walking long and jenna told him to slow down as people could not keep up.She told him many times[as in... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

4 days walking the streets of London means a 2-3 hour rest is most welcome. A day rover ticket allows you to hop on and off to see the sights. We had a wet and windy day but the sights were still enjoyable from the boat. The commentary however is obviously aimed at overseas visitors.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this evening dinner and cruise plus an overnight stay at the Tower Hotel as a package. The whole process was very efficiently run from the start and as we boarded the boat we were shown to our table. The food and service was extremely good and excellent quality. The entertainment was provided by a singer who performed various... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to get from Westminster to the Tower without having to use the underground. The boats run every half hour and the journey took about half an hour. You can get a cheaper ticket if you have the map that when shown gives you 20% off but we picked this up in the Travelodge that we were staying at.... More 

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