On The Thames – City Cruises

Think London, think the River Thames. There are so many exciting ways to explore the river.

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A great way to explore the river is by taking one of The City Cruise River Boats.

The boats are a leisurely way to travel and their large open-air decks allow you to get superb views of all the sites along The River Thames.

On a recent trip it took us about an hour to go up river from Greenwich to Westminster.

If you are short of time but still want to travel on the river then an alternative is the fast Thames Clipper catamaran commuter service. Their services stop at different piers and run later than The City Cruise boats but their boats do not have an open air upper deck.

We traveled on City Cruises’ newest boat, The Millennium Diamond, which had a very spacious main deck with panoramic windows and a large open air top deck. Their Riverliner boats are slightly smaller but also have a large open top deck and a main deck with panoramic windows. Both types of boats have refreshments and toilets on board.

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Between The Tower Pier and Westminster Pier one of the crew gave an amusing commentary about the buildings and sights along the river. They also have free audioguides commentaries in eight languages which are available on some boats.


Where: Board at Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier or Greenwich Piers 
Fares: under 5 free. –  special rates for senior citizens, under-16s and students. – Family Tickets
Rover tickets available for all day hop on and off travel
online discounts
Facilities: snack/coffee bar, toilets
Website: www.citycruises.com


Getting There Piers at Westminster, The London Eye, The Tower and Greenwich
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  1. Walden rio

    Thanks for sharing such a great information. Looking forward to buy Thames Cruises Tickets from you in future.

    1. Jacqui

      Glad you like the review. We just write about places that are great to take our grandchildren.
      We are not a ticket agent so do not sell tickets

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