See London sights from the Deck of your River Boat:
A Thames River Cruise is one of the top attractions for many visitors to London and seeing the sights of London from the comfort of your river boat deck is certainly one of the most leisurely ways of doing your London sightseeing.
But you don’t have to be restricted to the deck of your river boat for the whole cruise. With a hop-on-hop-off pass you can cruise up and down the Thames and alight at any of the piers that the cruise stops at to explore the area.
What to See along the Thames
As the Thames snakes its way through London passing its famous landmarks, you can relax, enjoy the views and the on-board commentary. Light refreshments and a full service bar are available, although these are not included in the price of the cruise.
Many of London’s famous sightseeing attractions can be seen along the Thames (such as Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London Aquarium, London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, Cleopatra’s Needle, Somerset House, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower of London, etc.) and you’ll also pass London’s famous bridges (Westminster Bridge, Jubilee, Millennium Footbridge, London Bridge and Tower Bridge). At Greenwich Pier, you’ll certainly want to hop off and pay a visit to the Greenwich Royal Observatory.
The river cruise departs every 40 minutes from Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier (near the London Eye), Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier (near the Cutty Sark). With just one ticket you may hop-on or off at any of these piers as often as you like throughout the day. The shortest trip between piers lasts approximately 20-30 minutes, while the full round trip takes approximately 2.5 hours.
There are various Thames River Cruises that are available, such as: