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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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Views of London buildings and Greenwich.

Cruise a bit late leaving (I think they were waiting for the tide). Excellent views and the skipper turned the craft around a couple of times so we could get better views. A young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alan F
Farnborough, United Kingdom

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Used £30 of vouchers for 2 adult boat trips from London Eye Pier to Greenwich and back again. We had to put £2 towards the vouchers to make up the cost. The journey takes about 90 mins each way. Mostly it was ok and the staff we encountered were friendly enough but unfortunately there were several negatives which I feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I took the Westminster to Greenwich tour on a Sunday in November 2015. It was a gray and chilly day but the colorful commentary from the crew kept us interested. We found it a great way to see the city from a new perspective.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cruise a bit late leaving (I think they were waiting for the tide). Excellent views and the skipper turned the craft around a couple of times so we could get better views. A young long shoreman on board gave an EXCELLENT running commentary of what we were passing. Well worth every penny. Would go again and take my grandchildren!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a Birthday treat and it did not disappoint. The first two courses were great. I felt that the chicken was rather over-cooked but everyone else ate it so perhaps I'm being picky. The singer entertain was excellent - she connected with the crowd and got most of us dancing. This is a great time of the year to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a diet requirement, here is your fantastic night out. I have to be honest and say we are usually disappointed but... City cruises cater for diabetics, city cruises cater for vegetarians, city cruises cater for vegans. City cruises cater for food allergies. Thank you so much chef. If only all eateries were like you. best romantic night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came back from the Greenwich with the boat cruise and we had the sun setting just in fron of us as you can see in the pictures. Nice timing. Also it's a nice way to see the center of London, the iconic building and the main attraction points. Good price and reductions in different combinations with the Oyster card.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Lunch cruise from Tower Pier and the cruise and food were both excellent. The staff were friendly and the boat Clean, we had a few beers and some wine and I couldn't fault the two hours we were on board for. I thought this was great value for money and I'd happily recommend this to anybody.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are tourist with limited time to spend in London, City Cruises is a good choice in order to see (quite close) many London's monuments on a boat. It is too touristic, I know, but even if you are a Londoner you would really enjoy seeing all the usual buildings along Thames from a distance, while being on Thames... More 

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Surrey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an afternoon cruise from Tower bridge up to Westminster and then back down to just past the Canary Wharf and back to Tower bridge. The cruise was a present for our 20th wedding anniversary so sorry I don't know how much it cost. The cruise included afternoon tea which was a mixture of sandwiches, cream teas and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was part of a superdeal booked by my husband for my 65th birthday. The visit was from Westminster Pier to the Tower of London. The tour guide was one of the Thames water men and his knowledge of the river was second to none. He pointed out all the landmarks and gave their history, and stopped the cruiser in... More 

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