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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

By Thames River Sightseeing
Swap the busy streets of London for a more peaceful form of sightseeing—a tour past London’s top landmarks from the comfortable setting of a boat with on-board commentary to boost your London knowledge. Cruise between Westminster and Greenwich, admiring some of London’s highlights along the way, such as Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and Shakespeare’s Globe.

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Ages 5-99, max of 200 per group
Duration: 1h
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German, Chinese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • Get between Westminster and Greenwich with ease on a sightseeing cruise
  • Learn as you travel through live on-board commentary
  • Get great views of top London attractions, including the Tower of London
  • Flexible tour—multiple daily departure times to choose from

  • Live commentary on board
  • Wi-FI audio commentary on your smartphone - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Cutty Sark
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Entry/Admission - Old Royal Naval College


Departure details
  • Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK You will find us here: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH. Go directly to boarding points B and C at Westminster Pier and join the queue to board the boat. Please present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.
Return details
  • Greenwich Pier, Greenwich SE10 9HT, UK One-way trip ends at Greenwich Pier, next to the Cutty Sark. Round trip returns back to Westminster Pier. At Greenwich, you do not need to stay on the boat. You may disembark, spend some time looking at local attractions, then re-embark on a later return journey.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37862P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Toilets available on-board
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
  • The health and safety of our staff and customers has and will always be our number one priority. We are regularly cleaning each vessel to ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers and team members.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
How much is Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London price starts from $18.84. Discover and book Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London on Tripadvisor
What is the Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London cancellation policy?
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London is hosted by Thames River Sightseeing. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Thames River Sightseeing on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37862P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Westminster Pier
    Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK
    You will find us here: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH. Go directly to boarding points B and C at Westminster Pier and join the queue to board the boat. Please present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Houses of Parliament
    London Eye
    Royal Festival Hall
    Tate Modern
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    HMS Belfast
    Tower of London
    Tower Bridge
  • 1
    Cutty Sark
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Royal Observatory Greenwich
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Greenwich Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 4
    Old Royal Naval College
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Greenwich Market
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 6
    National Maritime Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Greenwich Pier
    Greenwich SE10 9HT, UK
    One-way trip ends at Greenwich Pier, next to the Cutty Sark. Round trip returns back to Westminster Pier. At Greenwich, you do not need to stay on the boat. You may disembark, spend some time looking at local attractions, then re-embark on a later return journey.
    See address & details
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Tfanni66
Tfanni66
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Great trip and funny commentary
It was a great trip, funny commentary, easy booking and boarding. I would definitely recommend it to anybody visiti
Vickybuzz74
Vickybuzz74
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Great way to travel but didn't leave a tip
A lovely way to see and learn about London. Would have given more stars but resented the guy asking for us to show
Camper65923191387
Camper65923191387
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Thames river cruise
Great outing and views from a different perspective. Very informative and lucky with the weather. I even got sunbu
Karen K
Karen K
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Girls London trip
We did the short 30 min tour from Westminster to London Bridge. We made a couple of enquiries beforehand regarding
Barb P
Barb P
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interesting information
We took a short cruise from Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge. It was windy but still fun. Boat was clean and comfor
juliaseaton
juliaseaton
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Boat tour from Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge Quay Pier - RT
Since we only had 1 full day in London we thought seeing it by river would allow us to see more. I'm not sure if th
AllenMcCooper
AllenMcCooper
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Fun but the commentary sound quality could be better
It was fun but my god I couldn't understand what the captain / whoever making the commentary was saying when we we
DEBLAR23
DEBLAR23
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Last minute booking but very pleased we made the trip.
A very informative & enjoyable trip. Well worth it. The crew were very friendly. Nice to have drinks in a glass rat
D7009MNsallyh
D7009MNsallyh
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Fantastic - apart from the crisps!
We bought a ticket that allowed us to hop on and off over two days, very good value for money, especially if you ar
531richiec
531richiec
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Excellent cruise
Excellent cruise, lots of sites to see, food and service was brilliant. Would highly recommend, worth checking onli
chris69kidderminster
chris69kidderminster
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Disappointed
Got to see a few sights and bridges disappointed that when we left Westminster we then had to have two more stops t
sharniag2022
sharniag2022
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Memorable
My favorite was feeling cold breeze against my face while the boast gracefully glided through the waters. It was fi
bella016
bella016
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Cruise along the Thames.
First time doing this. Beautiful day, lovely to see all the historic buildings and hear all about them as we cruise
Radrob729
Radrob729
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Great, relaxing day out.
A cracking day out, relaxing in the sun with a fantastic pair of guides who kept us well informed and entertained.
Laureen L
Laureen L
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Thames river sightseeing
It was great, entertaining crew told us about the history and then we spent the afternoon in Greenwich
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Michellechampers
England, UK1,577 contributions
The river cruises from Westminster to Greenwich are a great way to see London.

Lots of ticket options available, I would recommend a return day trip, they do single, family or even two day passes, always check the last returning boat. Unlike the Uber boat, that does the same trip for a similar price, these guys will give you great commentary along the way, including lots of facts about the building and bridges and in true GB style the pubs situated along the river Thames get mentioned, they serve food snd drinks on board, and both inside and outside seating, the staff and friendly, it comes highly recommend.
Written November 4, 2021
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Julie E
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
The personal commentary, with the guys personal knowledge.
All of the staff on both boats were very professional, friendly and enthusiastic.
I felt very welcomed and safe at all times.
The boat had all the amenities required, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), snacks, comfortable seating, and reasonable spacious toilets.
It wasn't high season when I went, so when it is more crowded I can imagine that there is quite a queue for the toilets and refreshments.
They also didn't seem to have the ability to provide commentary in other languages (other than English) which was a bit of a shame.

My friend and I enjoyed the whole experience, and I would fully recommend it to anyone as a great way to see many of the important (and historic) sites in London, whilst giving the opportunity to visit another part of the city (we spent a brief time in Greenwich).
Written November 29, 2022
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alisabard
Parker, CO468 contributions
Fantastic easy way to see the history of London along the Thames. Drinks available for purchase - it was a cold day (and rainy of course) so we decided to stay on and take the round trip rather than getting off in Greenwich. We started upstairs outside but ended up underneath to stay warm.

We found ourselves there earlier than our time and were able to jump aboard 45 minutes earlier than planned which was very convenient.

Highly recommend for your first trip to London to easily take in all the sights in a relatively short amount of time. The tidbits provided by our captain were informative and entertaining, with the typical London sarcasm thrown in for good measure.
Written November 30, 2022
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MrEricG
Franklin, TN101 contributions
Our family (dad, mom, two teens) booked the hop-on hop-off cruise for part of our last day in London. We purchased the family pass and ended up on three different boats for each segment we took: Westminster to Greenwich, Greenwich to Tower Bridge, and Tower Bridge to Westminster.

The crew of the first boat gave us all a running commentary of the sights from Westminster to Greenwich, which was informative and entertaining the whole way. Even our teens liked it. Neither of the other two boats had that, but they may only do it in one direction.

The schedules were convenient for us and allowed enough time to see things at each stop in 40-minute segments. For us, Greenwich was a quick 2 hours, and so was the Tower Bridge and the area around the Tower of London (which we didn’t visit because it was too late in the day), so the boat schedule worked well.

It was a cloudy and wet day when we went, but we still enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. It’s definitely worth doing if you have an available afternoon in London.
Written March 17, 2023
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TRS_Customer_Care
Your kind words are greatly appreciated and we are thrilled that you had a positive experience with us. Thank you for your review and recommending us!
Written March 29, 2023
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Jean
Galway, Ireland8 contributions
This trip down the Thames from Westminster to Greenwich is a fantastic day out. The pier you depart from is very easy to find and the boat itself is much bigger than we expected. You wouldn’t notice it moving at all, so if you suffer from sea sickness there is no need to worry! The boat has spotless toilet facilities and snacks for sale on board, but it is cash only so make sure you bring some change. The commentary provided by the crew is very interesting and wasn’t repetitive on the return trip, with new places being pointed out to us. We could have easily spent the day in Greenwich, so I would recommend getting the earliest departure from Westminster to give yourself plenty of time to wander around. For less than £20 per person return it’s great value for money, and definitely a trip I will take again on my next visit to London.
Written April 30, 2023
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vmaric
North Yorkshire, UK3 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a review of "Westminster To Greenwich River Thames Sightseeing Cruise".
Our school group boarded the boat at Westminster pier, point B, intending to visit the Maritime Museum at Greenwich. However, on arrival at London Bridge pier a member of the crew explained that even though our tickets were for Westminster to Greenwich, they were valid for a journey if 1hr duration only! He further explained that we could not continue to Greenwich unless we paid an additional £10 per person! Sadly we were forced to abandon the trip to the Maritime Museum, and instead took a second boat back to Westminster. (The one hour time limit was NOT made clear on the Headout.com website). Needless to say our afternoon sightseeing trip was ruined, leaving the children very disappointed.

Furthermore, the commentary was unprofessional, yet surprisingly a bucket was passed around for passengers to make a donation. Shouldn't the commentary should be included in the ticket price?

Disappointingly Headout.com have so far failed to give a satisfactory response to my refund request. Will not be using them again in future.
Written September 6, 2022
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TRS_Customer_Care
We have carefully reviewed your feedback and we are sorry to hear that our River Cruise didn’t live up to your expectations. At Thames River Sightseeing we always try to provide the best possible service to our customers so it’s disappointing to hear that was not the case with your tour. However, we have passed on your feedback to our management teams, and we can assure you that they will act on your advice to improve our tours going forward as well we will pass the message to Headout.com who was responsible for your booking. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for taking the time to share your review. Kindest regards, Thames River Sightseeing Team.
Written September 22, 2022
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PeterChesham_12
Chesham, UK27 contributions
May 2022
I took amy trip with two friends from Costa Rica, and frankly I was embarrassed. The customer experience is way below similar trips that I have taken in other major cities. There was no professional guide on board to provide commentary, nor was there a pre-recorded commentary. The crew were doing their very best to fill this rather large gap in between running the vessel. Although they did a good job, it was sometimes hard to hear them, especially as we had a noisy family at the next table. Some ear buds would have addressed this issue. You would also expect the commentary to be provided in multiple languages. Serious investment is needed to bring the service up to scratch, and to justify the substantial cost of taking the tour.
Written May 31, 2022
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Kevin
Mountain View, CA83 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
On my last day in London before heading back to the States, I decided to catch an impromptu Thames River cruise since I happened to be in the Westminster area. I only took it from Westminster to Greenwich, which was about £15 (£20 if you do the round trip back to Westminster). It was cool to see parts of Central London from the point of view of the river. There was a guy onboard over the intercom that would talk about some of the sights we would see along the way. Like all river cruises, this definitely felt a bit on the "touristy" side for me, and I wouldn't say it's a must-do while in London, but overall I enjoyed it.
Written May 11, 2023
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jsteelem
Belfast, UK472 contributions
Aug 2021
Purchased a return ticket at Westminster Pier with the intention of stopping at Greenwich to visit the National Maritine Museum,Cutty Sark and take in Greenwich Market but heavy rain put paid to that plan.
Still enjoyed seeing most of Londons main attractions from the Thames and a few drinks from the onboard bar.Disembarked early on the return journey at Tower Bridge as i found the one hour cruise each way a little too long because of rain.
Boats leave every 40 monutes and a free souvenir guide is provided but didnt need it as an excellent and amusing guide gives a running commentary during your trip.
Written August 18, 2021
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ramsanti
Charlotte, NC32 contributions
Sep 2022
Just got off the DIsney Cruise to the British Isles. Got a ride into London, but with the current events surrounding the funeral and some sites shut down, we found this Sightseeing Tour on the River Thames. The crew was very welcoming and gave a narration of the sights, and interesting stories and history of places as we floated down the river and back up. Boat has a snack back and clean bathrooms. You can sit upstairs in the open air or down below in enclosed cockpit. We did both as it was a bit chilly in London. We truly recommend this experience to get a general idea of the sights if you have plans and we will do this again next time we're in London with the family. Thanks again for a great experience
Written September 20, 2022
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TRS_Customer_Care
Thank you for taking time to share your valued feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we meet your expectations. We hope to welcome you back at our boats. Thames River Sightseeing Team.
Written September 22, 2022
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