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

London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

Product ID: 71379
Take a 1-way or return cruise from Westminster to Greenwich (or vice versa) and see the sights of London from a different perspective. Listen to an informative audio commentary as you admire monuments such as the Tower of London from the River Thames.
About this activity
Duration: 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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  • Get the best views of London on a river cruise from Westminster Pier to Greenwich
  • Enjoy panoramic views of London's landmarks from the open deck
  • Listen to live English commentary with Wi-Fi audioguide available on your smartphone in 6 languages
  • Benefit from the use of an open ticket and regular departures
  • Skip the ticket lines to board the boat right away
Full description
Board your pleasure boat at Westminster Pier and cruise to Greenwich to see London's historical sights from the River Thames. Boats depart every 30 minutes in summer or every hour during winter, and journey past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the Tate Modern, making it an ideal adventure for the entire family.

Admire the pyramid-structure of The Shard and see other monuments from London's historic waterway. Listen to the live audio commentary as you sit back and relax. Benefit from the comfort of a modern but traditional vessel.

Head to the open deck for panoramic views of London's landmarks. A full Westminster to Greenwich cruise takes approximately 1 hour, while a return cruise takes 2 hours in total. Feel free to explore the charms of Greenwich on your own terms, and see sights such as Greenwich Market, the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory which are all within easy walking distance from the pier.
  • River Thames sightseeing tour from Westminster Pier to Greenwich Pier
  • Skip-the-line ticket, board directly upon arrival
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note, the first departure is at 10 AM from Westminster Pier and at 11 AM from Greenwich Pier, and the last departures are at 4 PM (September to October) or 3 PM (November to March)
• Boats depart every 30 minutes from April to October, and every hour from November to March
• To access the live English commentary audioguide you'll need a smartphone
• Exact cruise times may vary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2271 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Enjoyable one hour trip to Greenwich and back with entertaining and informative commentary, good views in all directions, comfortable seating, decent bar/cafe service and clean toilets. Some confusion on board about on-the day revisions to the timetable which meant we were given wrong advice about return departure time but this was not a major issue in the end.

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March 8, 2020

The boat trip and the commentary were great, as we’re the boat staff. We found however, that the timings for returning were unclear. For example we were told that the next boat back would be at 12.40 when actually it was ‘20 minutes from now’ meaning we missed that one and then had a potentially very long wait until the next boat which would take our tickets. We actually quit waiting and trying to work it out in the end and got the DLR back. Other than that, the boat was clean and comfortable and the staff were informative and friendly. I would use this again but not pay for the return portion and just use our travel ticket to get the DLR.

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February 19, 2020

We were very lucky with the weather on this trip and had an excellent and beautiful time. There are options to sit both inside and outside on the boat which was great, and there was an excellent commentary from one of the sailors who pointed out some very interesting places and told us some good stories. Overall it was an excellent day out and thoroughly enjoyed. It did get a little bit windy and chilly on the top deck of the boat, but we stayed cosy and warm in our woolly hats and scarves. We went on a Monday and there was plenty of space on the boat. We almost had the whole of the top deck to ourselves which was excellent.

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December 16, 2019

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Thames River Services

Product ID: 71379