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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
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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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London.

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star-5
Excellent cruise up the Thames
Helen_D
, Sep 2021
Worth every penny a great river cruise with a humorous commentary containing some great facts. Definitely would recommend.
star-5
The guide was wonderful...
Rachael_F
, Sep 2021
The guide was wonderful and the commentary apt. I have not toured London for 30 years and the change is incredible. Some good and some not so good. Was advised to take the cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
star-5
Superb! The best Thames tour in London
Jamie_S
, Sep 2021
The guide was superb! Effortlessly knowledgeable with a fantastic London sense of humour!! Love the tour
star-4
Very enjoyable
Leslye_J
, Sep 2021
Enjoyed the amusing commentary which brought the river to life. They have quite a few stops to pick up passengers but that didn't matter. A little late arriving which meant that we were about 15 minutes late being picked up in Greenwich. All in all a very enjoyable cruise.
star-4
A cruise, fit for all
Audrey_D
, Sep 2021
The entire experience was positive. Warm welcoming friendly staff The sightseeing experience is fit for all age group.
star-5
Great crew
Denise_D
, Sep 2021
The crew who gave us some very funny stories of the scenery, in layman's terms, and ileterated that he was not a qualified tour guide but made the trip very amusing
star-5
Great trip, great value
Sally_L
, Sep 2021
Highly recommend this river cruise. Extremely knowledgeable guide, comfortable boat and a really interesting trip. 5*
star-5
60th birthday
janet_t
, Sep 2021
It was a lovely relaxing trip up the river and the commentary was good very interesting and humorous we got off at Greenwich and went for a lovely walk seen the cutty sark which was built half a hour away from where I live in port Glasgow then on the way enjoyed the sunshine with a refreshment
star-5
Really good value and flexible tickets as we had to change the booking because of a train issue.
Louise_W
, Sep 2021
Really good value and flexible tickets as we had to change the booking because of a train issue. Really good value and flexible tickets as we had to change the booking because of a train issue.
star-5
Two well spent hours
Anne_H
, Sep 2021
Such fun and very informative. The guide did a great job. Time restrictions meant we could only go to Greenwich and then straight back.
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