Public Holidays, Festivals & Events

Public Holidays & Festivals

Public Holidays & Festivals

Whether it be a Bank Holiday, Half Term or the Summer Holidays the River Thames makes a great day out for the whole family. We operate daytime cruises with Thames River Sightseeing daily throughout the year with sailings through the Thames Barrier between April & October. We also operate our 2-Hour Sunday Evening Cruise from Greenwich Pier every Sunday between May & September.

A wide number of festivals & events take place along the river including the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, Totally Thames, Open House London, Open Garden Squares Weekend & the Lord Mayor’s Show. Our cruises are a leisurely & affordable way of travelling to or from these exciting events.

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Easter Holidays 2020

Easter Holidays 2020

Easter is a great time to explore London & there is a wide range of family activities & events taking place at different attractions across the city.

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Open House London 2019

Open House Weekend 2019

Throughout Open House London Weekend explore buildings which are usually closed to the public. Travel between historic & modern buildings by river.

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Summer Holidays 2019

Summer Holidays 2019

There’s plenty to do in London during the Summer Holidays including sightseeing cruises & family events at London’s top attractions.

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February Half Term with Thames River Services & Viscount Cruises

February Half Term 2019

With dozens of landmarks just a short walk from each pier there’s plenty to do in London during the February Half Term. Below is a list of some of our top picks for family days out during the February Half Term. Half Term Attractions 1. Climb Aboard Cutty Sark   Visit the famous Tea Clipper Cutty Sark & meet the crew who sailed her. Discover stories from her sailings & learn about life on-board the fastest tea clipper of her time. During February Half Term Royal Museums Greenwich are also hosting a number of Engineering & Art themed workshops for families. Activities include winch building & craft making.   1 Min / 358 Feet from Greenwich Pier.  18th-23rd February, 11:30-13:30 & 14:00-16:00 Visit Website 2. Explore the Tower of London   Visit the Tower of London & marvel at over 1000 years of history. View the Crown Jewels, hear stories from the guardians of the Tower the Yeoman Warders & see the armour of Kings Henry VIII, Charles I & James II. From the 16th – 24th February Knight School is back at the Tower of London. Children between 5-11 years can train to become a Medieval Knight. After training take part

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Royal Borough of Greenwich

Autumn Half Term

There’s plenty to do on & around the River Thames during half term. Thames River Services operate cruises between Westminster, St Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich linking some of London’s top destinations & attractions. Below we’ve listed five ideas & events for the August Half Term from sightseeing cruises on the River Thames to family experiences at the National Maritime Museum & Tower of London. If your looking for an exciting evening in Greenwich then an Unlocked Tour or Halloween Tour at the Old Royal Naval College is not to be missed. Half Term Top 5 1. Take a cruise through the Thames Flood Barrier This week is our last week of cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier. Five barrier boats depart Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier everyday. The final sailing of the season is on Sunday 28th October. After departing Greenwich Pier the cruise travels downriver past the Old Royal Naval College, the O2, under the Emirates Airline Cable Car & through the Thames Barrier before turning & cruising back to Greenwich.  Westminster Pier: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30  St. Katharine Pier: 10:50, 11:50, 12:50, 13:50, 14:50  Greenwich Pier: 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30,

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The Tower of London

Summer Holidays 2018

There’s plenty to do along the River Thames during the Summer holidays. Our regular sightseeing cruises link London’s most popular attractions & tourist hot spots. Westminster Pier Westminster Pier is situated on the North shore next to Westminster Bridge & the Palace of Westminster. The pier sits directly opposite the London Eye & County Hall providing outstanding views from one of our party boats. Kings Reach, City of Westminster London Eye, Waterloo M.V Avontuur IV at Westminster Pier County Hall Explore Westminster St. Katharine Pier & St. Katharine Docks St. Katharine Pier is situated nearby to Tower Bridge & the Tower of London. Originally a dock build for cargo, St. Katharine Docks are now a haven for yachts with bars, restaurants and shops. St. Katharine Docks St. Katharine Docks St. Katharine Docks Tower Bridge | Viscount Cruises Explore St. Katharine’s Events Near St. Katharine Pier St. Katharine Docks, Floating Film Festival St. Kat’s floating film festival takes place on a floating pontoon in the dock. The pontoon is weatherproof (protected by a tent) & deckchairs & beanbags are also available. There’s a wide range of films being shown throughout the Summer & a pop-up bar serving  drinks & snacks. Find

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