River Cruises with Thames River Sightseeing

Westminster - St. Katharine Dock - Greenwich - Thames Barrier

Thames River Sightseeing (formerly Thames River Services) 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.
  • 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

Westminster to Greenwich (Blue Route)

Westminster PierSt. Katharine Pier (Tower of London)Greenwich Pier (Cutty Sark)

Hop-On-Hop-Off (Pink Route)

Westminster PierEmbankment PierFestival PierBankside PierSt. Katharine Pier (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 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*.

* Cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier will only operate between 30th March 2020 – 1st November 2020.

The last boat to the Thames Barrier departs Westminster Pier at 14:30, St. Katharine Pier at 14:50 & Greenwich Pier at 15:30.

The Thames Barrier Cruise is a 1-Hour round trip with no stops. Pre-booked groups can arrange to be dropped off or collected from Barrier Gardens Pier near the Thames Barrier Information Centre.

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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.

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.

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