Festival Pier to Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine 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 the Tower of London & Tower Bridge.
Cruise from Festival Pier to Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) & explore the Tower of London & St. Katharine Dock in your own time. The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St. Katharine Dock, HMS Belfast & the Monument to the Great Fire of London are just a short walk from Tower Bridge Quay. After your visit return to Westminster by boat or make your own way back to London via National Rail Services or London Underground.
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 Tower Bridge Quay & 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 25-Minute (Single) or 1-Hour (Return*) trip from Festival Pier to Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier). The cruise departs Festival Pier & travels downriver through the City of Westminster & City of London before passing beneath Tower Bridge & arriving at Tower Bridge Quay.
During the cruise we pass beneath a number of London’s iconic bridges including the Millennium Bridge, London Bridge & Tower Bridge & pass more than 38 of London’s famous riverside landmarks including the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, HMS Belfast & the Tower of London.
After passing the Tower of London the cruise will continue beneath Tower Bridge before calling at St. Katharine Pier (next to Tower Bridge & near the Tower of London) to disembark passengers.
- A 20 minute cruise from Festival Pier at the South Bank Centre to Tower Bridge Quay by Tower Bridge & the Tower of London. (Return Cruise: 1 Hour*)
- Cruise past more than 38 of London’s famous landmarks including the London Eye, 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)
Single: 20 Minute Cruise
Return: 60-80 Minute Cruise
Adult: Single: £12.40 / Return: £18.15
Child: Single: £8.40 / Return: £12.25
Adult: Single: £11.50 / Return: £17.00
Child: Single: £7.50 / Return: £11.00
Senior: Single: £8.00 / Return: £12.00
Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): Single: £30.50 / Return: £42.00
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.
Thames River Sightseeing operate cruises from Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier.
Click the dropdown menu below to see all of our different routes.