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London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc

London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc

From £22 per person

See London's famous sights on a leisurely cruise of the River Thames. The 24-hour river pass enables you to hop on and hop off for 24 hours at any of London’s main destination piers, such as Westminster, Greenwich, London Eye, and the Tower.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 1 hour in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Valid 1 day
from first activation
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Sit in all-weather boats with panoramic vision and open deck areas
  • Get myriad photographic opportunities of the most famous sights of London
  • Enjoy on-board refreshments at the bar, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks on all ships
  • Listen to a lively commentary of all the attractions, such as the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, and Globe Theatre
  • Enjoy unlimited travel within a 24-hour period
Full description
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 refreshment from the on-board bar and relax as you sail past Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, the Royal Festival Hall, Cleopatra's Needle, Somerset House, the Millennium Footbridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Monument, H.M.S.Belfast, and much more.
  • 24-hour hop-on and hop-off ticket to the cruise
  • On board commentary
  • Drinks and snacks (available to purchase on board)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The cruise starts at Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier between 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check for any changes to advertised services
  • The ticket is valid for unlimited travel within a 24-hour period
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1716 reviews

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Having the tickets in advance enabled the arrival & departure to be stress free. The crew were friendly and the journey was smooth and at a good pace allowing time to absorb the sights, take photos and arrive in good time for the day. Cushions on the seats would have made it more comfortable. The human interactive commentary enhanced the trip rather than listening to a robot!

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8 August 2022

Fantastic boat trip. The guides who gave commentary were so good. Clear and easily heard. They told lots of amusing stories about the history of London and were very engaging. The boats were on time and not much queuing and more than enough seats for everyone. We got off at Greenwich and spent some time there having lunch by the naval college and Cutty Sark. A great day out and I will definitely do this again. Great for adults and children. I highly recommend. I live in London and I wish I had done this before.

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6 July 2022

It was a fab trip on the boat. We parked near Tower of London and got on boat to Westminster pier. Saw all the sites. And then went back on boat to Greenwich to spend afternoon.. The commentary on the boat was the best I tipped both ways. They made the trip the best knowledgeable and funny as well. Totally recommend to others.. I am very claustrophobic and won't like the tube but you see so much more by boat..Will definitely travel again with City boats.

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14 June 2022

Product ID: 5273