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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

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Overview

Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the Thames River. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark or National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
  • Westminster to Greenwich Thames River sightseeing cruise in London
  • See top London attractions and the city skyline from the water
  • Enjoy great views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and more
  • Learn about London’s history and landmarks via the live onboard commentary
  • Upgrade to a return ticket to sail back from Greenwich
  • Choice of several departures times throughout the day
  • Ideal for a family day out and for first-time visitors
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Live commentary on board
Wi-FI audio commentary on your smartphone - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

London SW1, UK

Next to Westminster Underground Station To skip the ticket line, go directly to boarding point B on Westminster Pier and present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Greenwich, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Tower Bridge Quay, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Book your required ticket and on the day, board your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier at leisure.

Settle on the open-air or indoor deck as you wish, and then sit back and enjoy the panoramic views of London’s skyline and waterfronts as you cruise eastward to Greenwich.

During your journey, keep your camera ready as you sail past a string of top London attractions, including the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Tower Bridge. Admire the sights and learn their stories and secrets, as well as the history of the Thames River, via the entertaining live onboard commentary.

On arrival at Greenwich, take the opportunity to explore its many attractions (own expense), perhaps visiting the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Market, or Royal Greenwich Observatory as you wish; all of them within strolling distance of the pier.

If you’ve booked a return ticket, catch a return cruise boat from Greenwich when your sightseeing is done.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament are the home of British democracy. The Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben is one of the most famous landmarks in London.
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London Eye
The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, offering wonderful views of London during its 30-minute rotation.
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Royal Festival Hall
Built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, the venue is host to many international concerts. The complex includes restaurants and bars with great views of the river.
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Tate Modern
Housed in the converted Bankside power station, the Tate Modern is a ‘family-friendly’ modern art gallery, with a free permanent collection as well as specialist exhibitions.
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St. Paul's Cathedral
Built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, St Paul’s is simply awe-inspiring. See amazing views from the dome, but be warned, it’s 530 steps to the top!
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
A replica of the original Globe Theatre with daily behind-the-scenes tours, and a summer season of Shakespeare’s plays as Elizabethan audiences would have seen them.
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HMS Belfast
Explore the nine decks of this warship to discover what life was like onboard during the Second World War.
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Tower of London
Explore a thousand years of history. Visit the Bloody Tower, see where royalty lived - and were executed - and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
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Tower Bridge
An excellent example of Victorian engineering at its best. Find out how it works and see the Thames through the glass floors of the walkway in the Tower Bridge Experience.
Stop At:  
Cutty Sark
Visit Cutty Sark in Greenwich for an action-packed day out on one of the world's most famous ships. Meet figures from the ship’s past like Captain Woodget and the ship’s cook and hear their epic stories about life on board the fastest ship of her time. Take the helm at the ship's wheel, visit the crew's quarters, then relax with a coffee and a cake at the ship’s café. Cutty Sark is the world's sole surviving tea clipper and now an award-winning visitor attraction.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Take a selfie at the historic Prime Meridian where east meets west and take your place at the centre of the world. Whilst you're at the top of the hill at the Royal Observatory be sure to enjoy the views of London and beautiful Greenwich Park, the perfect chance to point out landmarks to your kids. Visit the beautiful Flamsteed House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and historic home to Britain's Astronomers Royal. Take a fascinating glimpse into the apartments where the Astronomers Royal and their families lived and worked in our new Observatory Life display. On top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals, the bright red Time Ball, which has been in operation since 1833. See it drop at 1pm every day!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Greenwich Park
Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th-century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Old Royal Naval College
The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is one of the most spectacular and important baroque interiors in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Greenwich Market
London's only historic market set in a World Heritage Site. Open 7 days a week 10am-5.30pm. Find street food, antiques, fashion, boutique shops and more.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum – the largest of its kind in the world – sets out to illuminate the history of Britain's encounters with the sea.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets available on-board
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Thames River Sightseeing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London.

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  • "Boats were fast so journey was short as likely possible ." See review
  • "The Thames cruise was nice; although, it was quite chilly it was nice to take in the sights of London by boat." See review
  • "The lovely weather certainly added to my pleasure on the day but even if the weather was not as good, this would be a very good trip to do." See review

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star-4
Great way to see sights
Joanna_T
, Oct 2021
Relaxing Interesting Good way to see Thames Enjoyed Only thing was booked for 12:20 snd sat waiting until 1pm
star-5
Great experience!
Catherine_M
, Oct 2021
Great trip. Information given really interesting and amusing. Easy to book and board. Facilities all you need ( indoor/outdoor seating, toilets, drinks and snacks). Good value for money. No complaints.
star-5
Great day out for all ages
Jacqueline_C
, Oct 2021
It was our 50th (Golden) wedding anniversary and the trip was to remember our honeymoon. The weather was sunny, the views breathtaking and the young man on the boat who gave the commentary was both informative and entertaining. A great day for all ages to enjoy
star-5
Beautiful Cruise experience
Camille_T
, Oct 2021
Good experience, our guide was Very Nice and explained a lot to us and the Trip was long with an amazing view
star-5
Enjoyable river cruise
John_B
, Oct 2021
Great river cruise. Wonderful views of London and a very informative tour guide. Well worth the price
star-2
Very boring, 1 way is enough!
Kristina_R
, Oct 2021
It was so old boat , booked up at 14.20 time giving was wrong 15.00 ! No one looked at the tickets at all ;( ! Was so much room to and sadly wanted to bring 2 extra people but had no answers in any messages;(( . Very boring for kids;( 4,5,6 years old! I have booked return not knowing is just one way take up 1 h ;( so we all got of at Greenwich not coming back! Is was very boring tour guide with information (no any jokes or entertainment) was very poorly done ;( don’t book. Sorry to say we have done 4 trips, speed boat and lunch cruise on River In London was all more fun!!!
star-5
Educational and Relaxing Tour
KATHERINE_G
, Oct 2021
Relaxing on the Thames with some interesting history provided by our guide. The perfect tour after standing/Walking for hours earlier.
star-5
We had wonderful weather...
Linda_A
, Oct 2021
We had wonderful weather and plenty of room on the boat with two very interesting and informative crew. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
star-3
Fun but confusing
Stephanie_R
, Oct 2021
Cruise was nice but the online schedule posted was incorrect. Online said we were departing at 2:20, but it was actually 3:00
star-2
Timing Wrong
Andrew_T
, Oct 2021
It It would’ve been an excellent boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich if we have been told the right time we booked for 12.20 to 14.20 but they changed the times for the next hour 13.00 to 15.00 when we arrived and they messed up the rest of our arrangements for afterwards - not helpful

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