London River Tours

Enjoy a tour along the River Thames with London River Services

Thames Clipper Catamaran Docking at Embankment Pier
Thames Clipper Catamaran Docking at Embankment Pier

In addition to the London River Bus service London River Services, in partnership with serveral private operators, provides a variety of River Tours along the River Thames

These scenic tours are a relaxing way to see the city of London from a different perspective while travelling along London's oldest thoroughfare, the River Thames. Services are provided by several companies which, together, under the banner of London River Services, operate a large fleet of boats and high speed catamarans up and down the Thames. This is a fairly inexpensive and fun way to do some sightseeing while visiting London.

There are a numerous tour options to choose from including an all day Hop-on, Hop-off tour, Lunch Cruises with live commentary, Dinner Cruises with live entertainment and more.

Presenting a valid Travelcard, or an Oyster card with a valid Travelcard loaded on it, will get you a discount of 33% on most services. Check out the very helpful video under the Photos & Video Tab for an excellent overview of using the London River Services.

For more information visit Transport for London Fares and scroll down the page where you will find links to services offering river tours in partnership with them.

Additional London River Cruises and Tours

For some more options check out the following London River tours that you can prebook. They range from leisurely sightseeing and dinner cruises to exciting speedboat tours.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Hours: There are numerous departures throughout the day. See the official site link below where you can download schedules and fares for any of the different London River Services.

Address: London

Official Website: London River Tours


Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
District, Circle and Jubilee LinesWestminster5 Minutes
District, Circle, Northern and Bakerloo LinesEmbankment10 Minutes

How to get to London River Tours by Tube

Most River Tours begin at either Westminster-Millennium or Embankment Piers. Some can be started from other piers, however these are the 2 closest to the centre of London. Please download the brochures from the official site link to view schedules and rates for the various services.

Directions to the piers are clearly indicated with signs from the corresponding Tube Stations.

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