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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...more
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Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My 2 year old loved his first boat ride. The downstairs was nice and warm and the free commentary was funny. We went upstairs and it was pretty windy and as it was cold not a lot of people were upstairs so it wasn’t crowded....More

Thank Naz_Aadam
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely ripped off paid over £75 for four of us to do whole cruise and booked hop on hop off just in case we wanted to get off. We booked on at 3.20. We were told once on board that it would only be going...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friend booked a river cruise by city cruises and were really surprised. The cruise had to last 45 min (at least we thought so) but we had a 2,5 hours adventure. We got into the boat at about 2.30 p.m., i.e. day-time...More

Thank naudojamas55
Reviewed 1 week ago

This if you haven’t done it is a great way to see LONDON ! Outside is only good if the weather is ! So December / January you want to be inside ....on occasion I take the odd American with me ! Where I get...More

Thank 462jonathan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Were in London visiting a friend, she suggested we try the hop on hop off river boats , as we had just got the tube to Westminster. The boats stop at various Piers , although not all the boats go all the way. The first...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a big birthday celebration for me, which turned out much better than I expected as a committed jazz fanatic and a serious ‘foodie’. The music was excellent, played by a quintet featuring in particular a good sax player and a singer who picked...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Westminster to Greenwich. It was a really good way to see London and the different perspective allowed you to see sights you would otherwise miss. We tried sitting upstairs at the back, upstairs at the front and downstairs at the front with...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the first 10:00 boat last Tuesday from Westminster pier. We got off to visit the Tower of London but the boat goes all the way to Greenwich I believe. Ticket is included with the London Pass which is a great value. The weather was...More

Thank ChristaV830
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for sightseeing London city and traveling across London. The entire boat ride is around 3 hours long but you can go halfway and across London for about 1 hour. It goes from Westminster to Tower Bridge. We visited Tower of London straight after the...More

Thank thriftyasian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cruise appears to be well-established, thriving and polished. The food is served in high style and the Sinatra-style entertainment is top notch. The singer had everyone dancing in the aisles after the dance floor filled up. There was a lot of confusion about where...More

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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
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angie c
September 26, 2018|
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Response from RossS981 | Reviewed this property |
City Cruises Greenwich stop is at the Cutty Sark.
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Jan F | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was a very informative guide on our trip, but this is done on a voluntary basis so maybe not on all of them.
July 24, 2018|
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Response from Genghini | Reviewed this property |
They have full facilities and easy access. The only stairs on board with steps are to reach the above open-air deck, for extra photos. However all passengers are seated downstairs.
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