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Blackheath Avenue, London, England, SE10

The Basics

The most scenic way to arrive in Greenwich is by boat, and sightseeing cruises along the Thames run all the way from Westminster, passing landmarks like Big Ben, the Tower of London, and Shakespeare’s Globe along the way. The best way to explore is on foot and a walking tour of Greenwich typically includes landmarks such as theCutty Sark (the world’s sole-surviving tea clipper), the Old Royal Naval College (famous for its magnificent Painted Hall), the National Maritime Museum, and the Queen’s House. Be sure to visit the Royal Observatory, where you can stand at the meeting point of two hemispheres on the Prime Meridian Line, and Greenwich Market, which is renowned for its art, handicrafts, and delicious street food.

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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
star-4.5
$18.29 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great way to do sightseeing
We loved this trip - saw a lot and the guide was knowledgable and very funny. Definitely to be recommended.
Iris_B, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

star-4
Excellent value
Les, Nov 2021
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
Worth every penny. Very relaxing trip. The staff on board are excellent. Although they are not tour guides the commentary they do is informative and funny. Would always use them to go to Greenwich.
star-5
Location and Support Excellent
Heitho_R, Sep 2021
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
Location perfect! Very clean - easy access. We checked in on the weekend so did need to pay additional tip - but it says this in descriptor. However was a little difficult as we were required to use cash and were arriving from out of country. Otherwise - great experience.
star-5
Excellent trip
Barbara_A, Sep 2021
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
Clean, comfortable boats with friendly staff , loved the commentary bringing the trip to life for us
star-5
the tour guide was very...
christine_f, Nov 2021
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
the tour guide was very knowledgeable.Was nice knowing about the London famous and not so famous landmarks.The weather was nice if not a bit chilly but there was inside to go if cold.There was a bar if you needed a drink either alco or soft drinks.All in all was a good day out.We got off at Greenwich.After spending an hour in the market and buying some street food we got the boat back to westminster.
star-5
Greenwich -so much to see and do
Jo_R, Oct 2021
Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass
Cutty Sark was steeped in history and it was incredible to be so interactive with this amazing ship. The Royal Observatory and Meridian Line shared many interesting facts and the National Maritime Museum had a variety of artefacts across the centuries and the Royal Portrait Exhibition was a great addition We finished at The Queens House where you experienced the history of all the Royals who had lived there along with many seafaring paintings and exhibits all in all an amazing day
star-4
Greenwich visit
Brian_k, Sep 2021
Royal Museums Greenwich Day Pass
The visit of the cutty Sark was most interesting and the views from the Royal Observatory are stunning we thoroughly enjoyed the day . We could have spent another hour in the maritime museum but what with travelling across London by train lost time there.
star-4
Good experience.
Rebecca_F, Oct 2021
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
The trip and commentary were very good & great to go as far as Greenwich. Only complaint was that we were a little surprised by the number of people on board and also having no seat. There didn’t seem any checks on the number on board - difficult to manage with different stops.
star-4
Mrs Bahrije Berisha
Bahrije_B, Sep 2021
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
Everything was good , toilets are not cleaned 🧼 staff very polite 👍everything was in time didn’t wait long.
star-5
Worthwhile Adventure
Michael_F, Aug 2021
Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
Beautiful views, interesting exhibits, actual telescopes and Prime Meridian. Travel from the City was easy by underground and rail.
star-5
Great day out
Colin_H, Sep 2021
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
Great value for money. Fab commentary. Lovely clean boat. Snacks and drinks available. Very straight forward info and boarding procedure.
star-5
Don't hesitate, go on a Thames cruise, a fantastic way to see London!
KM_L, Aug 2021
Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London
Took my grandson on this amazing cruise down the Thames where we were treated to a guided tour of the important landmarks.. a fantastic & easy way to see London without having to walk round, his first trip to London was made very memorable thanks to this ride.. friendly staff, comfortable, clean mini cruiser.. great value for money, all ages would enjoy this!
star-5
Worth going
yuka_o, Jun 2021
Royal Observatory Greenwich Entrance Ticket
This is historical place in the beautiful park. I learned a lot. Japanese translation app didn't work well.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Greenwich is a lovely spot for London-goers looking for a break from the big city.

  • Plan to spend at least a half-day in Greenwich or a full day if you want to take in all the sights.

  • Wear comfortable shoes to explore the Greenwich on foot—it’s full of hills, cobblestone streets, and steps.

  • The Royal Observatory and many of the other attractions in Greenwich are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Thames Clippers boats run down the River Thames from Embankment Pier and Tower Pier in central London, taking less than an hour to reach Greenwich. The quickest way to Greenwich is by DLR train from London Bridge to Cutty Sark station, or by train from London Bridge or Cannon Street to Greenwich station. The closest London Underground station is North Greenwich on the Jubilee line, which is right next door to the O2.

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When to Get There

Greenwich is busiest during the peak summer months (July and August), when you might want to avoid weekends if you don’t like crowds. Popular times to visit are during the Greenwich Summer Festival (July to August), Greenwich Music Time Festival (July), Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (June to July), and Greenwich Christmas Market (November to December).

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O2 Arena

North Greenwich is home to the huge O2 arena and entertainment complex, housed in the former Millennium Dome. As well as hosting some of London’s biggest music concerts and sporting events, the O2 has a cinema, bowling, and a number of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. Thrill-seekers enjoy the Up at the O2 experience, which offers spectacular views as you walk along the O2’s roof.

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