Water activity

London: London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options

Activity provider: The London Eye - MEG

London: London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options

Activity provider: The London Eye - MEG
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From £14 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 45 minutes - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Dutch, Russian, Chinese, English, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben (Palace of Westminster)
  • Admire views of St Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge
  • Take a ride on the London Eye (if this option is booked)
Full description

Enjoy a cruise on the River Thames with live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by expert guides. Admire the views along the shorelines, passing some of London's most famous landmarks. 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.

  • River cruise
  • Souvenir guide map (available in seven languages)
  • Foreign language audio commentary
  • London Eye admission (if option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Board the boat at London Eye Pier County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road. Here you are selecting the time slot for your cruise. For your London Eye (Standard Experience), instructions on how to book a time slot to visit will be provided on your confirmation voucher.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Smoking
    • Unaccompanied minors

    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

    4.5 /5

    based on 1230 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    I booked this boat ride for my friends who were visiting London for the first time. It was the perfect way to see all the sights along the river. The tour guide have provided some very interesting facts and information as we went along. Unfortunately we didn’t get any seats on top as we have arrived late so make sure you arrive in time to get a seating upstairs. I would recommend it to anyone visiting London.

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    5 June 2022

    Be sure to book online beforehand, everything worked perfectly. An insider tip: Pay attention to high and low tide when booking, this is not mentioned anywhere, but can be very relevant, because at high tide you can see the sights better. Small drawback, we had booked German, but it was ultimately in English. Otherwise really great.

    30 May 2022

    Took cruise tour at night to see Xmas lights 27.11.21 despite cold wind slightly raining, it was a fantastic trip lasting 45 mins .the tour guide given the history along the Thames was brilliant..Good imput with mild funny bits .Well worth a trip along thames .boat docks by London eye

    28 November 2021

    Product ID: 193403