1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

The London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options

Product ID: 193403
A unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. The cruise features live commentary presented by expert guides that bring the city to life.
About this activity
Duration: 40 minutes - 1.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants, date, and language:



  • Cruise past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben (Palace of Westminster)
  • Take in the sights of St Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge and much more!
  • Try the unique 4D Experience
  • Take a ride on the London Eye - if this option is booked
Full description
The London Eye River Cruise is a unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by expert guides.

The circular cruise offers both covered and sun deck seating and departs from the London Eye pier directly underneath the London Eye. It goes as far as Tower Bridge and returns 40 minutes later having cruised past the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe as well as Westminster, Millennium and Tower Bridges.

Audio commentary is also available in French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin.
  • The cruise includes live commentary, a souvenir guide map (available in seven languages)
  • Foreign language audio commentary is available
  • Entrance to the 4D Experience
  • If you select the combination ticket, this includes your river cruise plus the London Eye (standard experience)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• All visitors must pass through metal detectors at the security checkpoint
• Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18+
• Infants aged 3 years and under ride free, but must still reserve a ticket
• Disabled guests pay the standard price and their carer enters free of charge.
• Wheelchair accessible: Please contact the attraction at least 48 hours in advance to secure your wheelchair access at a specific timeslot
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 753 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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I enjoyed the boat trip it was pouring down with rain and windy but we were warm and comfortable inside the boat Vicky gave an excellent commentary on the sights from the boat and the history i do recormend this trip we also went on the eye in this weather it did restrict the veiw a bit buy we enjoyed the ride it move very slowly hardly know you moving

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March 8, 2020

Did the 49 minute cruise and London eye directly after. Myself, my son of 4 and a half and mum of 69 and a half all enhoyed it thoroughly. Get there a bit earlier so you can get a top deck seat and pack snacks if you are going with younger ones.

December 31, 2019

Good view and guide for the river tour, we were able to get in the London Eye very soon the same day. It was warm and cosy inside the boat and there was upper deck for those who wanted to be outside. Had to fold our son’s buggy but we read that well in advance. All in all great experience! Thank you!

October 30, 2019

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The London Eye - MEG

Product ID: 193403