Greenwich Pier to Westminster Pier (via Thames Barrier)

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Please note that cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier only operate between April & October.

Cruise Highlights

  • A 2-Hour cruise from the Royal Borough of Greenwich to the City of Westminster via the Thames Flood Barrier. (Return Cruise: 3-Hours)
  • Cruise to the Thames Flood Barrier, the second largest movable flood defence in the world.
  • Cruise past more than 55 of London’s famous landmarks including the O2, the Shard, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral & the London Eye.
  • 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)



Groups & Travel Trade

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

Thames River Sightseeing Routes

*Please Note: We are currently operating a reduced timetable. We are not cruising from Festival Pier or Embankment Pier & our cruises to the Thames Barrier will return in April 2021.

Greenwich Pier to Westminster Pier (via Thames Barrier)

Join us for a 2-Hour (Single) or 3-Hour (Return) trip from Greenwich Pier to Westminster via the Thames Flood Barrier. The cruise departs Greenwich Pier & cruises downriver past the O2 & Emirates Airline Cable Car before passing through the Thames Flood Barrier. After viewing the barrier the boat will return upriver with a brief stop at Greenwich Pier to disembark & embark passengers. After departing Greenwich Pier the boat will continue upriver past Canary Wharf & Docklands, under Tower Bridge & through the City of London before arriving at Westminster Pier.

The journey will take you past over 50 London landmarks including the O2, Emirates Airline Cable Car, the Thames Flood Barrier, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, the Shard, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye & the New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament).

* Passengers with return tickets may be required to change boat to return to Greenwich Pier, View Our Timetable for more information.

About Thames River Sightseeing

Thames River Sightseeing have been operating cruises on the River Thames for over 50 years. All of our sightseeing vessels are operated by experienced crew & feature indoor seating, outdoor seating & open decks.

Why Choose Thames River Sightseeing

  • Modern & traditional sightseeing boats with open decks, heated saloons & toilet facilities.
  • Regular departures: Every 30-40 Minutes (Currently every 60 Minutes).
  • Scenic cruises between Westminster, Tower of London & Greenwich  passing more than 44 London landmarks.
  • Wi-Fi Audio Guide available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German & Mandarin. (Smart device & headphones are not provided, Read More)
  • Cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier. (Selected Dates: April-October)

Thames River Sightseeing Routes

We are currently operating one route calling at Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier. Departures from each pier are every hour. Our vessels are not calling at Festival Pier or Bankside Pier. Currently we are not cruising to the Thames Barrier. Click on the links below to explore the destinations on our route.

Westminster to Greenwich (Blue Route)

Westminster Pier (Houses of Parliament)

St. Katharine Pier (Tower of London)

Greenwich Pier (Cutty Sark)

Hop On Hop Off (Pink Route)

Westminster Pier (Houses of Parliament)

Embankment Pier

Festival Pier (No Services From Festival Pier)

Bankside Pier (Globe Theatre & Tate Modern)(No Services From Bankside Pier)

St. Katharine Pier (Tower of London)

Terms & Conditions

* Thames River Sightseeing tickets are refundable until 48-Hours before the cruise date.  Refund requests made after this time are at the discretion of Viscount Cruises. Thames River Sightseeing can accept manual wheelchairs but due to the nature of the fleet we cannot accept electric wheelchairs. Some vessels are not step-free & will require passengers to use unassisted stairs when boarding. For more information about accessibility please email:, or call: 0207 936 4097.