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. 

The River Thames is the heart of the British capital and as such, many stunning landmarks line the 346 km waterway. One of the best ways to see the iconic London landmarks that dot the banks of the Thames, is with a River sightseeing cruise. Drift under some of the city's most famous bridges and experience the sights and splendour of the capital from the relaxed comfort of City Cruises' modern all-weather boats. 

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.  


  • Cruise ticket valid for 1 day (24 hours)
  • Tour durations: from 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Four locations to hop on and hop off throughout the year: Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier
  • Summer-only: Bankside Pier
  • Float alongside some of London's oldest and most impressive landmarks, such as Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the Coca-Cola London Eye, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Glob, Cutty Sark, HMS Belfast and more.

Did You Know

  • Two-thirds of London’s drinking water comes from the River Thames.
  • There are ovr 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.

Where to Hop on and Hop off

Westminster Pier
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See some of London's most historic landmarks when you hop off at Westminster Pier. Around the corner from the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Churchill War Rooms, Buckingham Palace and Tate Britain, Westminster Pier is conveniently located a short walk away from the buzz of Central London's Soho, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

London Eye Pier
Located under the Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll along London's famous Southbank district 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 to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall, 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.

Bankside Pier - Please note: This pier is no longer open due to operational reasons
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Only open during the Summer (1 April - 29 October 2017), Bankside Pier is close to Blackfriars and London Bridge, making it perfectly located for visiting some of London's best-loved attractions in one of the city's best-loved districts. From Shakespeare's Globe and Tate Modern to St. Paul's Cathedral, Borough Market and more, you'll be spoilt for choice here.

Tower Pier
Further East of Bankside Pier, you will 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, all at Tower Pier.

Greenwich Pier
Carry on down the River Thames and you'll find Greenwich Pier, slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of Central London, this pier is popular for exploring the beautiful Greenwich Park, newly refurbished Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich market and the Royal Observatory Grenwich.

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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