Take a 1-way or return cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and see the sights of London from a different perspective. Listen to an informative audio…
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…
Set sail after sunset and enjoy London's riverside on a cruise down the Thames. Start your evening with a glass of bubbly and sumptuous canapés,…
See London's famous sights on a leisurely cruise of the River Thames. The River Red Rover ticket enables you to hop on and hop off for 24 hours at…
Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames, seeing some of the city’s most historic…
Join this superb 2-hour cruise along the royal river Thames. Departing from central Windsor, this boat tour offers excellent views of Windsor Castle…
Get the ultimate adrenaline rush aboard a high-speed RIB boat and see the sights of London as you speed along the River Thames on a 50-minute…
Enjoy a wonderful 3-and-a-quarter-hour dinner cruise on the River Thames as you feast on a 4-course meal. Enjoy a live cabaret performance and dance…
Cruise down the River Thames and see some of the city’s most historic sights, while feasting on a delicious 2-course dinner with coffee and tea. See…
Top sights in London
Running 215 miles from sea to source, the Thames is the heart of London and beyond. Spending a day on or along the banks of the River Thames will leave you wishing you could stay in this fine city a little longer. Here are some ways to make a splash.
From the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London, get London’s best views during a leisurely tour along the Thames, while getting the facts on the city’s history.
Book a noontime cruise. The only thing better than taking in London on the Thames is doing it in style, relaxing with lunch, a glass of wine, or a hot cup of tea.
See London and its sites sparkle at night while enjoying a 4-course meal with wine in hand. You can book a boat with panoramic windows, and even a live band if you fancy that.
If being on the water isn’t for you, enjoy the Thames on dry land. The walking paths can’t be beat. You can join a tour; a guide will point out London’s landmarks along the way.
The Thames is the only river in Europe to have a national trail follow it’s whole length. You can join a bike tour and enjoy a panoramic view of London along its beautiful banks.
Londoners and tourists alike enjoy the Thames. Home to 25 species of fish, you’ll see fisherman as you dine in the many cafes and restaurants along the way. Cross its many bridges for a great view and a picture perfect postcard of London. During various times of year, you can even stumble upon a festival, such as Totally Thames in September.
Head online and read about bike tours or the best of the best Thames river cruises. Whether you cruise around for lunch or dinner, or stroll with a friend on the banks, London’s panorama awaits.
Many River Thames boat cruises leave from Westminster, Tower, and Greenwich Piers. The tour operator will include this information.
- When should I visit?It's always open, naturally.
- Is it expensive?Free to visit, however tour prices vary.
- Will I need a guide?Not compulsory but recommended.
- How to get thereYou can get to the Thames in many parts of London. But why not take the tube to Westminster and enjoy the view from Westminster Bridge or Lambeth Bridge?
- Additional information
- Make sure to check the weather forecast before setting off on a stroll along the river.
- The best way to enjoy the river is by boat, so why not book onto a boat tour?
What people are saying about River Thames
Good holiday acctivity option. Sit back and relax. Ship crew even provide sone comentary, it makes your time aboard even more enjoyable.
Our guide had a pleasant voice and many interesting tidbits to share about the buildings and people that make up the history of London along the Thames. We rode the open air upper deck on the way to Greenwich and the benches and tables down below for the way back. If I had it to do again, I would bring a lunch on board and sit at the tables one of the ways. That would be fun.
Brilliant day fir it. Perfect weather...well organised. Amusing informative commentary although not a qualified guide and just in English....tip requested and given.
Worth every penny. Clean boat. Great commentary. Lovely few hours on the river of our wonderful capital.
The five of us had a great day out. All the information and the organisation worked perfectly. I so enjoyed the humourous live commentary on the way down to the barrier. Keep it up. On the way back, the tape was ok but just not as great.