Thames River Sightseeing Timetable

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)

Alternative Timetable - October & November 2020

We are operating the following timetable on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays until further notice. Unfortunately we are not operating from Festival Pier, Bankside Pier & are not operating cruises to the Thames Barrier.

Route Schedule

 Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, St. Katharine Pier, Greenwich Pier, St . Katharine Pier, Westminster Pier

Westminster Pier Departures

To St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30

Embankment Pier Departures

To St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier

10:35, 11:35, 12:35, 13:35, 14:35, 15:35

St. Katharine Pier Departures

To Greenwich Pier

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

To Westminster Pier

12:05, 13:05, 14:05, 15:05(One-Way), 16:05(One-Way), 17:05(One-Way)

Greenwich Pier Departures

To St. Katharine Pier & Westminster Pier

11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30(One-Way), 15:30(One-Way), 16:30(One-Way)

(One-Way) – Departures marked with this note are one-way only.

Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Greenwich.
Please Note: Cruises from Westminster to St. Katharine Pier call at Embankment Pier to embark passengers. Cruises from Greenwich / St. Katharine Pier to Westminster do not call at Embankment Pier. Passengers who wish to continue their journey from Westminster Pier to Embankment Pier may find it quicker to walk.

Westminster to Greenwich (Blue Route)

Peak Season | June, July & August

Westminster Pier Departures

To Greenwich Pier

10:00, 10:30(+Barrier), 11:00, 11:30(+Barrier), 12:00, 12:30(+Barrier), 13:00, 13:30(+Barrier), 14:00, 14:30(+Barrier), 15:00, 15:30, 16:00

Peak Season | 16:30, 17:00

St. Katharine Pier Departures

To Greenwich Pier

10:20, 10:50(+Barrier), 11:20, 11:50(+Barrier), 12:20, 12:50(+Barrier), 13:20, 13:50(+Barrier), 14:20, 14:50(+Barrier), 15:20, 15:50, 16:20

Peak Season | 16:50, 17:20

(+Barrier) – Departures marked with this symbol will stop at Greenwich Pier before continuing downriver to the Thames Barrier. After viewing the Thames Barrier the cruise will return to Greenwich, St. Katharine Pier & Westminster Pier.

Please Note: Only pre-booked groups can embark or disembark at Barrier Gardens Pier.

Greenwich Pier Departures

To St. Katharine Pier & Westminster Pier

11:00, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00(Seasonal), 15:30(Seasonal), 16:00(One-Way), 16:30(One-Way), 17:00(One-Way)

Peak Season | 17:30(S), 18:00(S)

(One-Way) – Departures marked with this note are one-way only.

(Seasonal) – This departure is one way except during June, July & August.

Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Greenwich.
Please Note: Passengers who wish to continue their journey from Westminster Pier to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier or St. Katharine Pier will need to change to the Hop On Hop Off (Pink Route) at Westminster Pier.

To The Thames Barrier

11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30

Westminster Pier Departures

To Greenwich Pier

10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:30*

*15:30 sailing does not operate during January or February.

St. Katharine Pier Departures

To Greenwich Pier

10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 15:50*

*15:50 sailing does not operate during January or February.

Greenwich Pier Departures

To St. Katharine Pier & Westminster Pier

11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00(Seasonal), 14:40(One-Way), 15:20(One-Way), 16:00(One-Way), 16:30(One-Way)*

*16:30 sailing does not operate during January or February.

(One-Way) – Departures marked with this note are one-way only.

(Seasonal) – Departures marked with this symbol are one-way only during January & February.

Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Greenwich.
Please Note: Passengers who wish to continue their journey from Westminster Pier to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier or St. Katharine Pier will need to change to the Hop On Hop Off (Pink Route) at Westminster Pier.

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Hop-On-Hop-Off (Pink Route)

Monday to Friday Departures

Westminster Pier Departures

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00

Embankment Pier Departures

11:05, 12:05, 13:05, 14:05, 15:05(S)

Festival Pier Departures

11:10, 12:10, 13:10, 14:10, 15:10(S)

Bankside Pier Departures

11:25, 12:25, 13:25, 14:25, 15:25(S)

St. Katharine Pier Departures

11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30(S)

(S) – Departures marked with this symbol will terminate upon arrival at Westminster.

Saturday & Sunday Departures

Westminster Pier Departures

 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40

Embankment Pier Departures

11:05, 11:45, 12:25, 13:05, 13:45, 14:25, 15:05(S), 15:45(S)

Festival Pier Departures

11:10, 11:50, 12:30, 13:10, 13:50, 14:30, 15:10(S), 15:50(S)

Bankside Pier Departures

11:25, 12:05, 12:45, 13:25, 14:05, 14:45, 15:25(S), 16:05(S)

St. Katharine Pier Departures

11:30, 12:10, 12:50, 13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:30(S), 16:10(S)

(S) – Departures marked with this symbol will terminate upon arrival at Westminster.

Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier or St. Katharine Pier.
Please Note: Passengers who wish to travel to Greenwich Pier will need to change to the Westminster to Greenwich (Blue Route) at St. Katharine Pier.

Westminster Pier Departures

 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40, 16:20(S), 17:00(S)

Embankment Pier Departures

11:05, 11:35, 12:05, 12:35, 13:05, 13:35, 14:05, 14:35, 15:05, 15:35, 16:05, 16:35(S), 17:05(S)

Festival Pier Departures

11:10, 11:50, 12:30, 13:10, 13:50, 14:30, 15:10, 15:50, 16:30(S), 17:10(S)

Bankside Pier Departures

11:25, 12:05, 12:45, 13:25, 14:05, 14:45, 15:25, 16:05, 16:45(S), 17:25(S)

St. Katharine Pier Departures

11:30, 12:10, 12:50, 13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:30, 16:10, 16:50(S), 17:30(S)

(S) – Departures marked with this symbol will terminate upon arrival at Westminster.

Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier or St. Katharine Pier.
Please Note: Passengers who wish to travel to Greenwich Pier or the Thames Barrier will need to change to the Westminster to Greenwich (Blue Route) at St. Katharine Pier.

Westminster Pier Departures

11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30

Embankment Pier Departures

11:05, 11:35, 12:05, 12:35, 13:05, 13:35, 14:05, 14:35, 15:05, 15:35, 16:05, 16:35, 17:05, 17:35(S), 18:05(S), 18:35(S)

Festival Pier Departures

11:10, 11:40, 12:10, 12:40, 13:10, 13:40, 14:10, 14:40, 15:10, 15:40, 16:10, 16:40, 17:10, 17:40(S), 18:10(S), 18:40(S)

Bankside Pier Departures

11:25, 11:55, 12:25, 12:55, 13:25, 13:55, 14:25, 14:55, 15:25, 15:55, 16:25, 16:55, 17:25, 17:55(S), 18:25(S), 18:55(S)

St. Katharine Pier Departures

11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00(S), 18:30(S), 19:00(S)

(S) – Departures marked with this symbol will terminate upon arrival at Westminster.

Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier or St. Katharine Pier.
Please Note: Passengers who wish to travel to Greenwich Pier or the Thames Barrier will need to change to the Westminster to Greenwich (Blue Route) at St. Katharine Pier.

Westminster Pier Departures

11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00,

Embankment Pier Departures

11:05, 11:35, 12:05, 12:35, 13:05, 13:35, 14:05, 14:35, 15:05, 15:35, 16:05, 16:35, 17:05, 17:35, 18:05(S), 18:35(S)

Festival Pier Departures

11:10, 11:40, 12:10, 12:40, 13:10, 13:40, 14:10, 14:40, 15:10, 15:40, 16:10, 16:40(S), 17:10(S)

Bankside Pier Departures

11:25, 11:55, 12:25, 12:55, 13:25, 13:55, 14:25, 14:55, 15:25, 15:55, 16:25, 16:55(S), 17:25(S)

St. Katharine Pier Departures

11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00(S), 17:30(S)

(S) – Departures marked with this symbol will terminate upon arrival at Westminster.

Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier or St. Katharine Pier.
Please Note: Passengers who wish to travel to Greenwich Pier or the Thames Barrier will need to change to the Westminster to Greenwich (Blue Route) at St. Katharine Pier.