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

Westminster Pier to Tower of London Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruise

Product ID: 71499
See the sights of London along the banks of the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster Pier to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier and St. Katharine’s Pier by the Tower of London. Purchase light refreshments from the on-board bar.
About this activity
Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hop-on-hop-off between Westminster, Embankment, Festival, Bankside and St. Katharine's Piers
  • Get fantastic views from the open deck aboard each vessel
  • Listen to live audio commentary during the journey
Full description
Climb aboard a sightseeing boat at Westminster Pier and cruise through the heart of London, admiring the many sights along the River Thames along the way.

Stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier and Bankside Pier before arriving at St. Katharine’s Pier next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Catch sights of St. Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre and much more en route.

Choose a 1-way trip to St. Katherine's Pier or opt for a round-trip cruise and return to Westminster non-stop. Listen to the live audio commentary from your captain and make use of the state-of-the-art facilities on board the boat.  

Benefit from regular departures from Westminster Pier every 30 minutes (11:00 AM to 06:00 PM), along with ideal viewing opportunities from the open top deck of the modern "Sapele" and "Mercuria" vessels or the open deck of the traditional "Sarah Kathleen." Each vessel features a bar serving light refreshments to purchase.
  • Sightseeing cruise from Westminster to St. Katharine's Pier
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities

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Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• From June to August, departures are every 30 minutes, with the first at 11 AM from Westminster Pier, and the last 6:30 PM
• From September to October, departures are every 40 minutes, with the first at 11 AM from Westminster Pier, and the last 5 PM.
• From November to March, departures are every hour (every or every 40 minutes on weekends), with the first at 11 AM from Westminster Pier, and the last 3 PM.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 242 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Not a guided tour but more a ferry service.

Ticket office at Westminster was very poorly signed. One, among many, many other tour operaters, queues every where & totally disorganised. Even for people who had prepaid & booked. The boat was shabby. Had to tip extra for a very short commentary/guide, we got. Not a guided tour but more a ferry service.

August 8, 2019

A great way to see the many sights in a short trip.

Well worth the money and definitely would recommend the trip. You see many sights and we were impressed with the hop on hop off aspect of the trip. The commentary was informative and amusing. My 10 year old son loved sitting at the front of the boat and seeing so many historic sights we wouldn't have seen otherwise. We were only on a day trip and tried to fit as much sightseeing as we could. This trip covered a lot of the things we wanted to see.

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July 28, 2019

I really loved the idea of getting a general view of pinpoints!

Great for looking at the most famous sites in central London. If you don’t know what to do, start off with this tour. This tour will introduce you to the places you will want to see, starting with , of course, the London eye, all the bridges and their stories, the “ugliest building” (theatre), the ship, Tower bridge, Shakespeare globe and of course ending at St Katherine’s pier. This trip will give you ideas of what to do for sure!!!

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March 9, 2019

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Circular Cruise Westminster

Product ID: 71499