Cruise down the River Thames on a 30-minute boat trip from central London to Greenwich. Then, spend the rest of the day exploring the maritime attractions, including the Cutty Sark ship, Meridian Line, and National Maritime Museum.
What to Expect
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site attractions of Greenwich on a self-guided tour from central London, setting off along the River Thames from Embankment Pier, just upriver from the London Eye.
Sit back and relax on board the clipper boat, and enjoy panoramic views of London landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, and Millennium Dome (now “The O2”). Pass under historic bridges, including the famous Tower Bridge drawbridge. See modern skyscrapers, such as The Shard and The Gherkin.
Upon arrival in Greenwich, discover the Baroque architecture and magnificent gardens of the Royal Borough. Learn about the naval exploits of the British Empire, and stand on the famous Meridian Line, from where every place on earth is measured.
Learn the story of Greenwich, and how it became the most important cargo terminal in England for centuries at a multitude of attractions. See the Cutty Sark clipper ship, for years the fastest ship in the world. Go to the Naval College complex, and look inside the Painted Hall and Church of the Navy.
Learn more about Britain’s seagoing adventures at the National Maritime Museum, full of interactive sections devoted to children. Stroll over to the Palladian mansion of the Queen's House to see a wonderful collection of paintings with a maritime theme, along with the geometric Tulip Stairs.
Walk up the hill of Greenwich Park to go inside the Astronomical Observatory and enjoy a unique view of London. End in Greenwich Market, from where you can catch the Docklands Light Railway from Cutty Sark Station back to central London.
What's Not Included
- Transportation back to central London
- Boat ticket from London to Greenwich (GBP 6.50 per adult/4 per child)
Board the boat at Embankment Pier