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Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Cruise from Westminster to St Katharine's on a 1-hour circle cruise in London. Choose to disembark at any of the stops, including St Katharine's Pier, Bankside Pier, Festival Pier and Embankment Pier, to visit the landmarks in central London. While on the boat, listen to live audio commentary by your captain about the sights you pass and London's rich history. Departures every 30 minutes from Westminster Pier between 11am and 6pm.
  • 1-hour sightseeing circle cruise from Westminster to St Katharine's
  • Stops at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier and St Katharine’s Pier
  • Nonstop return to Westminster Pier
  • Live audio commentary from your captain
  • See some of central London's most important sights from the River Thames
  • Snack bar on board; light refreshments for purchase
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Live commentary on board
Wi-Fi audio commentary on your smartphone in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

Next to Westminster Underground Station

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Find your way to Westminster Pier to board your 1-hour circle cruise. Cruises depart every 30 minutes from 11am to 6pm. 

Find yourself a comfortable seat on the open top deck of the modern vessels Mercuria or Sapele; the traditional Sarah Kathleen has a fully open deck. Purchase light refreshments from the snack bar.

As you cruise up central London's River Thames, listen to your captain's live audio commentary about the landmarks you pass. Choose to disembark to explore further at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier and St Katharine’s Pier. The ship returns nonstop to Westminster.

Sail past some of London's most important landmarks such as the Tower of London, the Globe Theatre, the National Theatre, The Shard, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.

Disembark at Westminster at the conclusion of your 1-hour circle cruise.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament are the home of British democracy. The Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben is one of the most famous landmarks in London.
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London Eye
The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, offering wonderful views of London during its 30-minute rotation.
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Royal Festival Hall
Built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, the venue is host to many international concerts. The complex includes restaurants and bars with great views of the river.
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Tate Modern
Housed in the converted Bankside power station, the Tate Modern is a ‘family-friendly’ modern art gallery, with a free permanent collection as well as specialist exhibitions.
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St. Paul's Cathedral
Built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, St Paul’s is simply awe-inspiring. See amazing views from the dome, but be warned, it’s 530 steps to the top!
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
A replica of the original Globe Theatre with daily behind-the-scenes tours, and a summer season of Shakespeare’s plays as Elizabethan audiences would have seen them.
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Borough Market
After 1,000 years on the same site, Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. Now a hub selling high quality produce and home-cooked street food.
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Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral is a beautiful building which dates back to 1220. When you visit, look out for the famous Doorkins Magnificat, the self-appointed Cathedral cat!
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HMS Belfast
Explore the nine decks of this warship to discover what life was like onboard during the Second World War.
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Tower of London
Explore a thousand years of history. Visit the Bloody Tower, see where royalty lived - and were executed - and marvel at the Crown Jewels.
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Tower Bridge
An excellent example of Victorian engineering at its best. Find out how it works and see the Thames through the glass floors of the walkway in the Tower Bridge Experience.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets available on-board
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Thames River Sightseeing
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster.

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star-4
Great experience
Climaco_A
, Oct 2021
Going out with friends while enjoying a relaxing cruise along the river and marveling on all the wonderful site .
star-5
Great boat trip, fab commentary
Inga_D
, Oct 2021
Great commentary, friendly, well organised and great value for money. Really enjoyed our trip yesterday, the crew are helpful and friendly with good sense of humour shown during the commentary. Great way to see the sights. Boat was clean and comfortable. Highly recommended, would book again, thank you.
star-5
river trip
Ann_D
, Sep 2021
The narrator on the boat was informative & funny but I did note that passenger safety was paramount which was pleasing. a great trip out down the river lots to see
star-5
Informative and interestingstaff
Anees_j
, Aug 2021
Staff friendly and helpful. We missed our booked time due to traffic. We were able to aboard the next time slot with no problems.
star-2
Misleading timings
Sonia_S
, Aug 2021
I was looking forward to the trip. I searched for something to do before another appointment and so booked this 1 hour return trip from Westminster to Tower of London. But when I go there I found out it wasn’t a round trip - the boat continued on to Greenwich and we would have to get off and wait half an hour for another boat back which would have made the trip nearly 2 hours long Very misleading So we had to get off and get the tube back. Real shame as the audio commentary was good. You should be honest about the time of the trip.
star-4
Make sure to go to correct boarding point (don’t follow website !)
Claire_W
, Aug 2021
Please update your website with the relevant information. According to the instructions we were to wait at boarding point c. Thankfully a member of the crew spotted us and took us to the correct boarding point! So nearly missed the tour. Pretty good tour we only went from Westminster to st katherines dock so the 2 stops to pick people up were a bit annoying but other than that very good .
star-5
So glad we went
Geeta_P
, Aug 2021
Great value for money enjoyed the open top deck and then when it rained we were able to come downstairs where the views were just as good
star-5
High enjoyable
Rosaleen_M
, Aug 2021
Drifting along The Thames, listening to the Tour Guide point out all the landmarks on the way. It is an experience of history coming to life. A perfect day out with teenagers
star-5
Amazing! Fun, educational.
Holly_P
, Aug 2021
Amazing experience.. lovely little bar on board.. family boat.. dad drives the boat, son gives you the tour and the sister in law works at the bar.. so friendly so kind.. The children loved it.. if your taking children please watch them carefully and be aware of the dangers.. love holly :)
star-5
Great river cruise!
Rachel_Y
, Aug 2021
Commentary was informative and amusing. An excellent trip up and down the river and good value for money.

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