River Cruises with Thames River Sightseeing
Westminster - Embankment - Festival Hall - St. Katharine Dock - Maritime Greenwich - Thames Barrier
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)
Hop On Hop Off (Pink Route)
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.
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.
* 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.
Only pre-booked groups can embark or disembark at Barrier Gardens Pier.
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.