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  • London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

    1. London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

    Board your pleasure boat at Westminster Pier and cruise to Greenwich to see London's historical sights from the River Thames. Boats depart every 40 minutes between May and August and journey past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, and the Tate Modern. Admire the pyramid-structure of The Shard and see other monuments from London's historic waterway. Listen to the live audio commentary as you sit back and relax. Benefit from the comfort of a modern but traditional vessel. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of London's landmarks. A full Westminster to Greenwich cruise takes approximately 1 hour, while a return cruise takes 2 hours in total. Feel free to explore the charms of Greenwich on your own terms, and see sights such as Greenwich Market, the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory which are all within easy walk...

    Joined the cruise boat at Westminster Pier the boarding went smoothly. The crew were friendly and the commentary was amusing but informative. Really enjoyed the trip downriver to Greenwich. We had a walk around and pie & mash at Goddards before returning to Westminster

  • London: River Thames Dinner Cruise

    2. London: River Thames Dinner Cruise

    Take a leisurely evening cruise through the heart of London to see its famous sights illuminated at night. In the summer, there is the added delight of watching the sun set from the water before the lights come alive! The 3-hour cruise from Westminster to the Thames Barrier and back starts with a welcome drink when you board. Follow your cocktail with a delicious 4-course dinner, plus entertainment from a live singer. This dinner cruise from the heart of London combines a great meal with cabaret and dancing. Sail past the modern landmarks of the O2 Arena, Canary Wharf, and City Hall, and continue as far as the monumental Thames Barrier flood defense before turning back to the Houses of Parliament. By the time darkness falls, dinner gives way to a cabaret singer performing tunes from West End Shows both past and present, along with other popular music. Although dancing is encouraged dur...

    We were a party of 8 celebrating a 60th Birthday. We had a brilliant time. The only hiccup was the website said a free glass of prosseco and half bottle of wine per person. when i asked for the wine ,i was told this was no longer available. i questioned this and showed the manager on my phone. there was no fuss and we got the wine.The wine was a selling point for us being a large party. The food was lovely and piping hot. The singer was excellent and we danced the night away,

  • London: 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

    3. London: 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

    Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London on the fastest speed boats on the River Thames. See more of London in 50 minutes than you’d expect to discover on more conventional sightseeing tours, and benefit from an informal and entertaining commentary along the way. Admire new and historical sights, such as the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Sail under Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf, and get the ultimate rollercoaster-on-water-experience whilst James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.

    Good information given by Kerry, our guide. The fast bit was fantastic. The driver really went for it!! Highly recommended.

  • London: Ghost Walk and Spooky River Thames Boat Ride

    4. London: Ghost Walk and Spooky River Thames Boat Ride

    Feel shivers down your spine on a ghost walk around the haunted and historic sights of London. Follow the shadows to some of the darkest corners of the city on a 2-hour walking tour and boat ride. Cruise in luxury along the River Thames aboard a boat with an on-board bar. See London's legendary attractions illuminated for the evening against the black night sky. Discover the site of the most haunted house and creep through parks rich with horrific history.  End the night at the royal castle and former prison of the Tower of London.  

    Lula was a great guide, very good stories. Reasonable value for money. Worth doing if in London for a few days.

  • London: London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options

    5. London: London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options

    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.

    Loved this experience. Boarding and disembarking, seamless. Very relaxing cruise down the river and very informative too. The lunatic guide was very entertaining. Recommended.

  • London: Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge Quay City Cruise

    6. London: Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge Quay City Cruise

    Climb aboard a sightseeing boat at Westminster Pier and cruise through the heart of London, admiring the many sights along the River Thames along the way. Stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, and Bankside Pier before arriving at Tower Bridge Quay. Catch sights of St. Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, and much more en route. Choose a 1-way trip to Tower Bridge Quay or opt for a round-trip cruise and return to Westminster non-stop. Listen to the live audio commentary from your captain and make use of the state-of-the-art facilities onboard the boat.   Benefit from regular departures from Westminster Pier every 40 minutes along with ideal viewing opportunities from the open top deck of the modern "Sapele" and "Mercuria" vessels or the open deck of the traditional "Sarah Kathleen." Each vessel features a bar serving light refreshments to purchase.

    We enjoyed our little tour, really nice experience. I can recommend to all people visiting for the first time but even Londoners

  • 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat Ride

    7. 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat Ride

    On arrival, you will meet a member of the team in the waiting room, who will take you through your safety briefing and supply you with life jackets and waterproof clothing. When it's time to depart your crew will arrive and take you to the boarding platform to embark the boat. See various iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower that houses the world-famous Big Ben, the London Eye, Shard and HMS Belfast to name a few. Sit back and enjoy the view as you pass under some of the ccapital's great bridges including the most modern, Millennium Bridge, as well as the world-renowned majestic Tower Bridge on the way to the fast zone.   Once past Tower Bridge, it’s all about speed, experienced skippers will give you an aquatic ride of your life of twists and turns, wave jumps and speed on the way to Canary Wharf. After all the adrenaline-fuelled fun, it’s back to Westmin...

    So exciting and fun. Loved the experience and the hype of the waves and how fast the boat went. Will definitely do it again soon.

  • London: Speedboat Tour Through Heart of the City

    8. London: Speedboat Tour Through Heart of the City

    Meet your friendly skipper and crew at Tower Bridge Quay and collect your waterproof jacket, along with the latest automatic inflatable life jacket. Listen to the safety briefing before you board the power boat and sit in the state-of-the-art suspension seats.   Listen to the 550hp turbo diesel engines fire up to take you past monuments such as the Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe and St. Paul's Cathedral. Head towards London Bridge and the HMS Belfast warship as you make your way towards the Tower of London. Take souvenir photos as you pass under Tower Bridge. Then, hold on tight as you enter the high speed zone and race through the Wapping district at 35mph. Pass the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf as you speed down to the Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Continue to the O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) before turning around and returning to Towe...

    Amazing speed boat experience, highly recommend this trip and company. Debbie & Dave were welcoming, knowledgeable and good fun. I would definitely do this again, it’s just brilliant.

  • Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

    9. Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

    Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with weird and wonderful trivia all along the way.  Meet your guide and start your adventure by finding out which Hogwarts’ House you belong in. Compete against other Houses in an interactive quiz as you see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling, from Shakespeare's Globe to the London alleys that inspired Knockturn Alley.

    Highlights include passing The Leaky Cauldron, the secret wizarding inn. Explore the real Diagon Alley, where Harry buys his first wand. Even see the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".  For part of your guided tour, choose either a short boat trip down the Thames or take the world-famous London Underground. Both the boat and Underground options follow this itinerary:  1...

    I took my 8 year old son, who is a huge Harry Potter fan, and we both throughly enjoyed it. Some of the filming locations were as good as the inspirational sights.

  • River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

    10. River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

    Explore the River Thames as it weaves through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Today, you can experience the splendor of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary interlaced with colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames! Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Greenwich Pier, London Eye Pier, and Tower Pier, sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day. With a regular timetable, and evening cruises all summer, you can enjoy a full-day on the river in comfort. Hop on and off the boat as many times as you wish to explore sights such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Borough Market, South Bank Centre, and the London Eye. Or grab a refresh...

    Excellent boat trip with humorous and informative commentary. Never thought I'd learn much about London at 58 years old, but I did. Keep up the good work

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What people are saying about River Thames

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,436 reviews

Really great tour. Tour guide John was amazing, very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. Very friendly. The tour was great, walking around London and seen all the amazing sights. The boat trip was lovely, especially to see all the London lights. Highly recommend. Walk all flat. Not scary, just really good stories.

Michael was an amazing tour guide (although he did say he wasn’t official and just a member of the boat crew). He made everyone feel safe and added some great commentary along the ride. Would definitely book again as we go a great view of either side of the Thames!

We enjoyed our little tour, really nice experience. I can recommend to all people visiting for the first time but even Londoners

A very cool and informative trip. Out guide Charlie was excellent and very fun.

Tour was great fun. The guide did a great job. Very entertaining.