1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

London: Hop-on Hop-off Cruise & Royal Observatory Ticket

Product ID: 63008
See the sights of London from its historical river with a full-day hop-on and hop-off Thames River cruise, and get access to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park. Hop on and off at 4 strategic piers, and sail past the Shard, Tower of London, and more.
About this ticket
Duration: 1 day
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the sights of London aboard a pleasure boat on the River Thames
  • Explore the past, present, and future of astronomy at the Observatory
  • Stand on the world-famous Meridian Line
  • Cruise past Tate Modern, City Hall, and the Tower of London
  • Hop on and off a cruise boat at 4 strategic piers
Full description
Explore London at your own pace with a combined hop-on and hop-off river cruise, and entrance to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park. Admire the city's most famous monuments, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, and Tate Modern.

You can board the boat at Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, or Greenwich Pier. Hop on and off at leisure as you sail past sights such as City Hall, the Tower of London, the O2 Arena, and Cutty Sark. The all-weather boat is wheelchair-accessible, and most vessels include an open-air deck for those once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. All boats have toilets, bars to buy refreshments (own expense), confectionery, snacks, and an upper viewing deck for photo opportunities. Alight at your leisure at Greenwich Pier and stroll up to the Greenwich Royal Observatory for sweeping views over Greenwich Park and the Thames River.

Then, explore the past, present, and future wonders of astronomy at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Learn how great scientists mapped the seas and stars, and stand astride 2 hemispheres at the Greenwich Mean Time Meridian Line. Touch a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite, watch how the universe was formed, guide a space mission, or unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.
Includes
  • 1-day hop-on hop-off cruise ticket
  • On board commentary
  • Entrance to the Royal Observatory
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks and snacks (available to purchase on board)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Board your cruise at Westminster Pier, the London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, or Greenwich Pier

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Important information
Know before you go
• Customers must first present their voucher to either Westminster pier, Tower pier, or Greenwich pier in order to pick up their attraction entrance ticket
• Customers cannot exchange their voucher at London Eye Pier
• Royal Observatory ticket is valid for single entry use within 48 hours of issue date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Fab day out

I absolutely loved my day trip on the Thames and my visit to the royal observatory. The staff and boat were excellent with lots of room to sit upstairs and chill downstairs. Commentary was very informative and helped me appreciate the surroundings much better. Nice leisurely pace and no stress, the fact that the weather was perfect also didn't hurt! Will definitely go again next time I visit London. Highly recommended to everyone.

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23 September 2019

Had a great day out and there is lots to see in Greenwich.

We were very lucky with the weather which was hot and sunny - ideal for a boat trip. Learnt a lot about the buildings we passed from the commentary. We enjoyed the market in Greenwich and the observatory but it is quite a climb up to it! Great views though and the inside is interesting. A great trip if the weather is good.

3 September 2016

Fab day out

I absolutely loved my day trip on the Thames and my visit to the royal observatory. The staff and boat were excellent with lots of room to sit upstairs and chill downstairs. Commentary was very informative and helped me appreciate the surroundings much better. Nice leisurely pace and no stress, the fact that the weather was perfect also didn't hurt! Will definitely go again next time I visit London. Highly recommended to everyone.

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23 September 2019

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City Cruises Plc

Product ID: 63008