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Festival Pier to Greenwich Pier


Our cruises start from Westminster Pier (a thirteen minute walk from Festival Pier). At peak periods our services can become incredibly busy. For the best experience we strongly advise starting your journey at Westminster Pier.

Click the link below to book tickets from Westminster Pier to Greenwich Pier.

A scenic cruise from the South Bank Centre to Maritime Greenwich.

Cruise from Festival Pier to Greenwich Pier & explore Maritime Greenwich in your own time. The Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Queens House, Old Royal Naval College, Fan Museum & Greenwich Market are less than 10-minutes from Greenwich Pier. Greenwich is also home to a range of pubs, restaurants & markets. After your visit return to Westminster by boat or make your own way back to London via National Rail Services or Docklands Light Railway.

We operate regular services during the day & your tickets can be used on any sailing. Click the link below to check our timetable.

Please Note: Our cruises from Greenwich Pier to Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier do not stop at Festival Pier. To return to Embankment passengers must change vessel at Westminster Pier & continue their journey downriver or walk from Westminster Pier to Festival.

Your ticket is an Open Ticket & can be used on any sailing on your chosen route & date.

With a Return Ticket passengers can disembark at Greenwich Pier & return to Westminster Pier on a later sailing. Don’t forget to check our return times online & with our pier team on the day.


All of our cruises take place on-board spacious passenger boats with heated interiors & open decks. 

Onboard Café Bars are open on Saturdays & Sundays serving hot drinks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks & light snacks. Some sailings between Monday & Friday may also have refreshments available. (Read More)

About the Cruise

Join us for a 50 Minute (Single) or 2 Hour (Return*) trip from Festival Pier to the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The cruise departs Festival Pier & cruises downriver through the City of London & beneath Tower Bridge before travelling past Docklands & on to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The journey will take you past over 40 London landmarks including Cleopatra’s Needle, the Savoy Hotel, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, HMS Belfast, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge & Sir Christopher Wren’s Old Royal Naval College on the riverfront at Greenwich.

* Passengers with return tickets may be required to change boat to return to Westminster Pier, View Our Timetable for more information.

Cruise Highlights

  • A 50 minute cruise from Festival Pier to the Royal Borough of Greenwich. (Return Cruise: 2 Hours*)
  • Cruise past more than 44 of London’s famous landmarks including the Cleopatra’s Needle, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London & the Shard.
  • Cruise beneath a number of London’s iconic bridges including Tower Bridge, London Bridge & The Millennium Bridge.
  • Wi-Fi Audio Guide available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German & Mandarin. (Available on selected sailings, smart device & headphones are not provided, Read More)


Cruise Duration Single: 50 Minutes
Cruise Duration Return: 2 Hours*


Adult: Single: £14.90 / Return: £19.65

Child: Single: £9.90 / Return: £13.25

Adult: Single: £14.00 / Return: £18.50

Child: Single: £9.00 / Return: £12.00

Senior: Single: £10.00 / Return: £13.50

Groups & Travel Trade

Thames River Sightseeing offer a 15% discount on groups of 15 or more passengers. The group discount is automatically applied. Click the link below to learn more about booking a group with us.

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