River Cruises with Thames River Sightseeing

Cruising from Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier

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 Pier, Embankment Pier, St. Katharine Pier (Tower of London) & Greenwich  Pier 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 (Charing Cross, Villiers Street & Strand)

Festival Pier (Royal Festival Hall & South Bank Centre) (No Services From Festival Pier)

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

St. Katharine Pier (Tower Bridge & Tower of London)

Choose by Ticket Type

Take a one-way cruise between Westminster, St. Katharine Pier, Greenwich or the Thames Flood Barrier*.

Take a cruise between Westminster, St. Katharine Pier, Greenwich or the Thames Flood Barrier* & return on a later sailing the same day.

Hop On / Hop Off at Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, St. Katharine Pier, Greenwich Pier & cruise through the Thames Flood Barrier*.

Choose by Pier

Cruise through the City of Westminster, City of London & Docklands before arriving in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Cruise through the City of Westminster, City of London & Docklands before arriving in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Cruise through the City of Westminster, City of London & Docklands before arriving in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Cruise through the City of Westminster, City of London & Docklands before arriving in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Cruise through Docklands before arriving at the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Cruise upriver to St. Katharine Pier & Westminster Pier or take a 1-Hour round trip to the Thames Flood Barrier*.

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Departures are currently every 60-minutes from Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier. We are not operating from Festival Pier or Bankside Pier until further notice.

Destinations

Westminster Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames in the City of Westminster. The pier is a short walk from the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), Westminster Abbey & St. Margaret’s Church (A UNESCO World Heritage Site). Numerous museums & landmarks are within walking distance of Westminster Pier including the Banqueting House, Household Cavalry Museum, the National Gallery & the London Eye.

Embankment Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames next to the Charing Cross Railway Bridge and Embankment Station.

Embankment Pier is just a short walk from Westminster Pier, Villiers Street, the Strand and a number of famous landmarks.

Festival Pier is located on the south bank behind the Royal Festival Hall, near the National Theatre.

Bankside Pier is on the south shore next to the replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Close to other landmarks & attractions including the Tate Modern & Millennium Footbridge, Bankside Pier is central to one of London’s newer tourist hot spots.

St. Katharine Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames at St. Katharine Dock, a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Tower of London. The dock opened in 1828 & was once popular with expensive cargo’s from around the world including ivory, shells, sugar, marble, wines, fragrant spices & perfumes. Today St. Katharine’s is a haven for yachts & historic vessels including traditional Thames sailing barges. A wide range of cafes, bars & restaurants are located at St. Katharine’s & regular food markets also take place throughout the week.

Greenwich Pier is located on the South shore of the River Thames in Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pier sits between the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark & Sir Christopher Wren’s Riverside Masterpiece, the Old Royal Naval College. Today the Royal Borough of Greenwich is an eclectic mix of historical & modern buildings. Greenwich town centre is home to a collection of museums, pubs, restaurants, markets & shops.