Events & Cruises
Events & Cruises

Events & Cruises

We operate a number of shared cruises including our 2-Hour Sunday Evening Cruise from Greenwich Pier & our Shared New Year’s Eve Boat Parties. Any special events which we host will also be listed on this page. For the latest information about our events & cruises don’t forget to Subscribe To Our Mailing List.

A visit to London isn’t complete without a cruise on the River Thames. Thames River Sightseeing operate regular services from six piers on the River Thames including Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) & Greenwich Pier. Thames River Sightseeing cruise 361 days a year & operate a fleet of all-weather vessels with spacious open decks perfect for the summer months & heated saloons with panoramic windows for the colder months. The vessels range from more traditional River Thames passenger boats (London Rose) to more modern vessels purposefully built for the River Thames (Thomas Doggett). A cruise between Westminster & Tower Bridge Quay takes just 30-40 minutes & passes numerous London landmarks including the New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), the London Eye, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Shard, London Bridge & Tower Bridge. Passengers can cruise further to the Royal Borough of Greenwich & the Thames Barrier passing the Cutty Sark, Old Royal Naval College, the Queens House, the O2 & the North Greenwich Cable Car.

Passengers can embark at Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay or Greenwich & take advantage of a range of ticketing options. Single tickets are suited for day trippers or passengers travelling in or out of London & return tickets allow passengers to disembark & explore before joining a return sailing later the same day. A 2 Day River Pass is the perfect option for anyone visiting London over multiple days. A River Pass allows unlimited travel on our services for just £19.50 per adult, a family River Pass is just £39.00 (for 2 Adults + 3 Children).

Between April & October Thames River Sightseeing operate cruises to the Thames Barrier, cruises to the Barrier are round trips & pass through the Thames Barrier twice before cruising back to Greenwich, Tower Bridge & Westminster. Pre-booked groups can embark or disembark at Barrier Gardens Pier to visit the Thames Barrier Information Centre & Café. A cruise to the Thames Barrier offers a unique perspective of the second largest movable flood defence in the world.

Thames River Sightseeing also offer excellent group rates & discounts which are perfect for families, tour companies or travel trade. Toilet facilities & a Multilingual Audio Guide are available on all sailings. The Multilingual Audio Guide is an informative commentary available through our onboard Wi-Fi in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin (Smart device & headphones are not provided, Read More).

We have been operating our 2-Hour Sunday Evening Cruise for over 30 years, it’s London’s oldest evening cruise & departs from Greenwich Pier (by the Cutty Sark) every Sunday from May until September. Our evening cruises operate from 19:00 – 21:00 during May, June, July & August & 18:30 – 20:30 in September. The cruise travels upriver from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, passing Docklands & underneath Tower Bridge before cruising through the City of London & City of Westminster. We travel as far as time & tide allow before turning & cruising back to Greenwich.

Adult | £10.00 (16-59 years)

Concession* | £8.00

Child | £6.00 (6-15 Years)

Saver Ticket

£27.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children (Save £5.00)

£32.10 (2 Adults + 3 Children (Save £5.90)

Infant | £0.00

(Children aged 5 or below cruise for free but due to limited passenger numbers all infants require an infant ticket to board the vessel.)

*Concession applies to: Over 60’s / Freedom Pass Holders.

It’s never too early to start planning your Christmas celebration, whether you are looking for somewhere to host a family gathering or a venue for your office Christmas party we can help you create a night to remember.

Our Class V passenger boats are a popular choice for Christmas charters & our wide range of catering & drink options bring clients back year after year. We can provide fine dining options (Our Norfolk Turkey comes with all the trimmings!) or lighter options including canapés, finger buffets or our festive fork buffets.

One of the best places to celebrate the New Year is on-board a passenger boat on the River Thames. We have a range of New Year’s Eve Cruises available including 5-hour shared boat parties on-board our large passenger boats & exclusive charter options for a private New Year’s Eve Cruise.

Our Shared New Year’s Eve Boat Parties are a sell-out event with guests returning to celebrate with us again & again. Tickets for out Shared New Year’s Eve Boat Parties are £175.00 Per Guest & include selected beers, ciders, wines, soft drinks, a finger buffet & disco.