Enjoy amazing views across London from a Thames river cruise while seeing the best London riverside sights from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Shard and more!

One of the best ways to see London, drifting through the heart of the city and along so many famous landmarks, the London Eye River Cruise is one of the city’s most popular tours. Hop on at the London Eye Pier and enjoy excellent views while learning about London’s history with a fully-narrated live commentary from the comfort of both open-air and indoor seating on the tour boat. 

The unique and award-winning 40-minute cruise will bring the city to life by expert guides and audio commentary available in French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin. Learn more about London, see the sights, and experience the best of this great city with the London Eye River Cruise.

Please check our Closure & Notices page for changings in opening hours and closure dates.

Highlights

Get out on the water and drift alonside some of London's historic and impressive buildings, such as:

  • Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
  • Coca-Cola London Eye
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Tower of London
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • Tower Bridge
  • Tate Modern
  • HMS Belfast
  • and more!

Did You Know

  • The River Thames is 346km long and runs through the heart of London
  • It is the second longest river in the UK 
  • In the Middle Ages, the Thames was one of London's main highways with barges and river boats bringing fish, wood and wool into the City.
  • Seven palaces have lined the banks of the Thames: Windsor, Hampton Court, Richmond, Kew, Westminster, the Tower of London and Greenwich
  • During the 1600s it was not uncommon for the Thames to freeze over. Frost Fairs were held on the frozen river, which included tents, shows, food stalls and ice-bowling.

Using Your London Explorer Pass

Present your pass at the London Eye River Cruise Box Office, located to the right of the London Eye

How to Get There

London Underground: Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines)

Waterloo Train Station (National Rail Network)

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

 

Daily Departures
Monday 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45
Tuesday 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45
Wednesday 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45
Thursday 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45
Friday 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45
Saturday 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45
Sunday 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45
14 April - 1 October
Monday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45, 18.45, 19.45
Tuesday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45, 18.45, 19.45
Wednesday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45, 18.45, 19.45
Thursday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45, 18.45, 19.45
Friday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45, 18.45, 19.45
Saturday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45, 18.45, 19.45
Sunday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45, 18.45, 19.45
20 - 23 December, 27 - 30 December
Monday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45
Tuesday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45
Wednesday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45
Thursday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45
Friday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45
Saturday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45
Sunday 10.45, 11.45, 12.45, 13.45, 14.45, 15.45, 16.45, 17.45

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Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB

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