In addition to the London River Bus service London River Services 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 number of different 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. An Oyster card without the Travelcard will get you a 10% discount on some services. You can also enjoy a free all day hop-on/hop-off Thames River Tour with the London Pass. Check out the very helpful video under the Photos & Video Tab for an excellent overview of using the river services.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: City CruisesFee: Yes
Many indoor and even some outdoor tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the Global COVID-19 pandemic. If the hours of operation are shown below, they may not reflect these closures. Please verify hours with any attraction before visiting.
We believe the measures being taken are absolutely neccessary to preserve lives and we pray for everyone and their families as the world works together to get through this crisis.
- Monday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Wednesday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Boat Charters Tours
London SW1A 2JH
Phone: +44 20 7740 0400
Josiah G. Nov-17-2019
Pleasant experience looking at the town from the river. Suggestions- Check the time table so, you don't have to wait awhile. Also, purchase the London... Read More
Joanna T. Jun-03-2019
A City Cruise was one of the things included on our London pass and it was a great way to see the city on a sunny afternoon. This boat company stops at... Read More
Alicia M. Nov-26-2019
Great company and cruise! Although my ticket was for a certain time, I was allowed to board an earlier trip at no additional cost. I purchased a one way... Read More
Accommodations near City Cruises:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|District, Circle and Jubilee Lines||Westminster||5 Minutes|
|District, Circle, Northern and Bakerloo Lines||Embankment||10 Minutes|
How to get to City Cruises 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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