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Westminster Pier to Bankside Pier (Globe Theatre & Tate Modern)

A scenic cruise from Westminster Pier to Bankside Pier.


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: Bankside Pier is only staffed at peak times. We advise passengers to arrive at Bankside no later than 15 minutes before your chosen departure & wait at the far end of the pier (closest to the Millennium Footbridge).
Our boats only call at Bankside Pier on the journey downriver. If you have booked a return trip your return will travel to Westminster Pier via Tower Bridge Quay. Passengers may be required to change boat at Tower Bridge Quay to return to Westminster Pier.


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 Tower Bridge 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 2-Hour (Return) trip from Westminster Pier to Bankside Pier on the South Bank. The cruise departs Westminster Pier & cruises downriver through the City of Westminster & into the City of London passing beneath bridges & past famous landmarks before arriving at Bankside Pier.

The journey will take you past over 24 London landmarks including the London Eye, Cleopatra’s Needle, the Savoy Hotel, St. Paul’s Cathedral & Giles Gilberts Scott’s iconic Bankside Power Station, now home to the Tate Modern.* Passengers with return tickets may be required to change boat to return to Westminster Pier, View Our Timetable for more information.

Cruise Highlights

  • A 20-30 minute cruise from Westminster Pier to Bankside Pier on the South Bank. (Return Cruise: 2-Hours)
  • Cruise past more than 24 of London’s famous landmarks including the London Eye, Cleopatra’s Needle, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe & the Tate Modern.
  • Cruise beneath a number of London’s iconic bridges including Waterloo Bridge, the Blackfriars Bridges & 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: 15-20 Minute Cruise
Cruise Duration Return: 60-80 Minute Cruise


Adult: Single: £5.00

Child: Single: £3.00

Adult: Single: £3.80 / Return: £10.60

Child: Single: £2.30 / Return: £5.70

Senior: Single: £3.00 / Return: £9.80

Student: Single: £3.00 / Return: £9.80

Freedom: Single: £2.30 / Return: £5.70

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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