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Address: Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7740 0400
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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It's worth while arriving early in the day as the queues are quite lengthy and also in order to get places on the top deck. The commentary was amusing and interesting and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Suffolk UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Booked this from their twitter link. All the paperwork and website state get there for 11.45. Boarding at 12.00 Departing at 12.15 We will not wait for anyone thats late. Arrived with our friends as instructed. as did almost 100 other people. no sign of the Thames Princess anywhere. by 12.15 people started ringing the company and were not able... More 

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Bushey, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Visiting Greenwich we decided to go by taking a cruise from Westminster. Boat was comfortable with toilets and food service at prices reasonable for Central London. We boarded the 12:00 on Saturday 27th August and as we pulled away from Westminster a member of staff, Daniel, said he is not a tour guide but would try and tell you something... More 

Thank Richard C
Garstang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Used the free trip as part of our big bus tour. Went from Westminster up to tower bridge with a very informative and fun commentary. The boat was spacious so the kids could safely stretch their legs and move around. Some lovely sights to see along the way in a relaxing and peaceful environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a very nice lunch while cruising from Tower pier up river, then back again, informative commentary, totally enjoyable couple of hours at a competitive price. I paid £32 each for my wife and I.

Thank John T
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If there's one thing I'd recommend when you visit London it's this! We took the last cruise from Westminster to tower bridge at 7pm. As it was summer it was still light we saw all of the main sights along the river the host Dean who guided us on our journey was fab a true cockney who was pointing out... More 

Thank shellesteps
Suffolk UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's worth while arriving early in the day as the queues are quite lengthy and also in order to get places on the top deck. The commentary was amusing and interesting and it was an enjoyable experience but I don't feel that we got value for money as the lengthy queues deterred us from using the Hop-on / Off to... More 

Thank Millko
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to do this as an end to our week in London we got the last ride up to Greenwich it was fantastic it was a beautiful night and it kept us cool. The commentary off the guy was brilliant, very informative, even coming back down he text us more stories I would highly recommend do this it cost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly recommended. Bought two for one tickets from National Rail. The crew member who did the commentary was very, very good. Cruised from Westminster bridge to the Tower of London and back which took about one hour. We could have taken the journey to Greenwich and back, but that was three hours. too long for us, I'm afraid. Sat on... More 

Thank Michael O
Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely boat ride but the cost of food/drink on board is ridiculous. I at least expect someone who is robbing me to wear a mask. The crew then have the cheek to ask for a donation because they have to talk while showing us the sights. Sat downstairs as we had a heatwave in London at the time yet it... More 

Thank Kurt W
Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic cruise in the sunshine today, but I discovered I'd left some valuables on the boat! We raced back to the wharf and Nick went above and beyond to track my valuables down. He was very generous with his time and was was very approachable and sympathetic. Thank you Nick.

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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