Festival 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.

From 2nd January 2022*

Festival Pier to Greenwich Pier

Festival Pier to Greenwich Pier Timetable 11:10, 12:10, 13:10, 14:10, 15:10

Greenwich Pier to Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier

Greenwich Pier to Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier Timetable 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

*All times are subject to change without notice. When possible we will announce a change to the timetable on our timetable page & on social media.

Please Note: Our boats only call at Festival Pier on the journey downriver. If you have booked a return trip your return sailing will travel to Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier. Once arriving at Westminster there may be a wait of up to 1-hour to continue your journey downriver to Festival. Alternatively the walk from Westminster Pier to Festival Pier is approximately 13 minutes* via Westminster Bridge. Travel times are calculated by Google Maps

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: £13.25 / Return: £17.50

Child: Single: £8.50 / Return: £11.25

Senior: Single: £9.25 / Return: £11.75

Student: Single: £9.25 / Return: £11.75

Freedom: Single: £8.50 / Return: £11.25

Groups & Travel Trade

We offer group rates starting at -10% for groups of 10 or more passengers. Deductions are applied automatically at checkout.

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