Enjoy a 1-Day City Cruises sightseeing cruise and hop on and hop off at your leisure between Westminster, London Eye, Bankside, Tower of London and Greenwich piers. 

Your London Explorer Pass includes . . .

  • A 24-hour cruise ticket
  • Four locations to hop-on and hop-off
  • Chance to see some of London's famous landmarks including Houses of Parliment, Tower Bridge, Cutty Sark, Shakespeare's Globe

Your vacation isn’t complete without a trip on the Thames, the heart of the capital. This Hop-On-Hop-Off Thames River Cruise Sightseeing Tour will let you see all of London’s best bits, whilst giving you the freedom to disembark and get a closer look.

Hop on at Westminster and get a commanding view of the Houses of Parliament, sail past the London Eye, pass under Tower Bridge, and explore historic Greenwich and its maritime history. There are four stops on the cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and a regular schedule departing every 40-minutes.

The on-board guide will point out all the important sights and give you plenty of information about the history of the city, while the comfortable seats and hot and cold refreshments ensure a relaxing cruising experience away from the hectic streets.  

Boats run daily and frequently between Westminster, London Eye, Tower, Greenwich piers and Bankside Piers. All journey times shown are approximate. Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. 

Thames River Cruise Highlights


Westminster Piershow your London Explorer Pass here to receive your 24-hour River Cruise ticket. You’ll see some of London's most historic landmarks when you hop off at Westminster Pier. This stop is around the corner from the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Churchill War Rooms, Buckingham Palace, and Tate Britain and much more. It’s also a short walk away from the buzz of Central London's Soho, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

London Eye Pier – stroll along London's famous Southbank and explore London's cultural heart. From river-side street performers and pop-up street food markets, to landmarks such as The British Film Institute and National Theatre, London Eye Pier is a bustling spot to hop on and hop off your River Cruise. Further downriver you will also find Shakespeare's Globe and the Tate Modern.

Tower Pier – head east and you’ll find Tower Pier, the river cruise's most popular stop. Here you will find the Tower of London and Tower Bridge in the historic centre of the capital. Drift alongside the HMS Belfast, walk into London's financial city, visit the Monument and the Design Museum, there’s plenty to see here.

Greenwich Pier – head even further east and you'll find Greenwich Pier. Take a breather from the hustle and bustle of Central London and explore an area steeped in maritime history. Wander around beautiful Greenwich Park, check out the refurbished Cutty Sark, grab a bite in Greenwich market, and see where GMT starts at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Did You Know

  • Two-thirds of London’s drinking water comes from the River Thames.
  • There are over 200 bridges that cross the river. The first bridge was built by the Romans almost 2000 years ago, close to the spot where London Bridge is now.
  • The Thames has more than 80 island including the Isle of Sheppey, Canvey Island and Rose Isle.
  • Before Sir Joseph Bazalgette built London’s sewer system in 1865, much of the city's waste was dumped directly into the river. This led to “The Great Stink” and as a result, parliament created a sewer system for London, much of which is still in use today.


Using Your London Explorer Pass

Show your London Explorer Pass at Bankside Pier (1st April to 29th October 2017) or Westminster Pier (Open all year) to receive your cruise ticket.

How to Get There

London Underground:
Westminster - District, Circle and Jubilee lines
Waterloo - Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines
London Bridge - Northern & Jubilee lines
Tower Hill - District and Circle lines
Cutty Sark - DLR

National Rail Network:
London Bridge
Charing Cross

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your Explorer Pass for Thames River Cruise tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

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