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Westminster to Greenwich by the Thames Barrier: River Cruise

Product ID: 75978
See the historic monuments of London on a 1.5-hour River Thames cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. Listen to an informative audio commentary as you see sights such as the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Get the best views of London on a cruise from Westminster Pier to Greenwich by the Thames Barrier
  • Relax on the open deck and take in the sights from the water
  • Choose from a 1-way or round-trip ticket and spend some time in Greenwich
Full description
Climb aboard a pleasure boat and cruise down the River Thames from Westminster Pier to Greenwich and on to the Thames Barrier.

Choose from a 1-way or return trip and benefit from multiple departures throughout the day. Sit back and listen to the audio commentary as you admire the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and Tate Modern. Marvel at the pyramid-like structure of The Shard and other attractions from the open deck.

Get some free time to explore Greenwich at your own pace and visit historic landmarks such as the Cutty Sark tea clipper and Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park.
  • Skip-the-line ticket, board directly upon arrival
  • River Thames sightseeing cruise from Westminster Pier to Greenwich by the Thames Barrier
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London.

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Important information
Know before you go
• You can start your cruise from Westminster Pier or Greenwich Pier
• Live English commentary with Wi-Fi audioguide available on your smartphone in 6 languages
• Please note that the exact cruise time might vary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 467 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The entertaining and informative commentary on so many of London's well known - and lesser known - landmarks made the time pass quickly. As someone who's lived in London at various times and is familiar with it, seeing it from the Thames gave it a fresh perspective. Our 9 year old granddaughter enjoyed it enormously, and loved Cutty Sark experience.

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October 21, 2019

one of the best activities one can choose when stying in London.

relaxing and exciting Thames boat trip heading towards Greenwich and further on to the Barrier. Restaurant bar is great. Enjoyed the trip to the Barrier, you won't reach it so easily when doing it all on your own. What's best: you can get off at Greenwich and take whatever boat you like for returning. Highly recommended.

October 5, 2019

Highly recommended

We really enjoyed the river cruise to the London Thames Barrier. The commentary was hilarious, laugh out loud fun. The boat has a small bar area where you can also get a cup tea/coffee. The toilet facilities onboard were excellent too. The boat trip left from Westminster pier and sailed to Greenwich pier were some got off. It then sailed to the Thames barrier went through , turned around and sailed back to Greenwich pier. The view of Greenwich from the boat was amazing. We then disembarked and walked the 5 minutes to Greenwich market and had a snack lunch. For a small amount extra you can take a later boat back to Westminster pier. My recommendation is to book online a day in advance and you can get a great discount. We missed out on the discount as we booked on the day, but even then I felt it was value for money, because of the fun commentary.

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September 26, 2019

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Thames River Services

Product ID: 75978