M.V Thomas Doggett passing Tower Bridge, London

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable

Thames River Sightseeing have been operating public cruises on the River Thames for over 50 years. Our current services call at six piers across London & operate a fleet of modern & traditional passenger boats. Our all weather boats have interior seating & open decks making them perfect for sightseeing or just transportation. We operate 361 days a year & operate extra services during the Summer.

Why Choose Thames River Sightseeing

  • Modern & traditional sightseeing boats with open decks, heated saloons & toilet facilities.
  • Regular departures: Currently every 40 minutes.
  • Onboard Café Bars are open on Saturdays & Sundays serving hot drinks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks & light snacks. Some sailings between Monday & Friday may also have refreshments available. (Read More)
  • Scenic cruises between Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) & 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. (Returning in 2022)

 

Thames River Sightseeing Routes

We are currently operating 7-days a week calling at Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier. Unfortunately we are unable to offer our cruises to the Thames Barrier this year.

Piers on our Routes
Westminster Pier (Houses of Parliament)
Embankment Pier (Charing Cross, Villiers Street & Strand)
Festival Pier (Royal Festival Hall & South Bank Centre)
Bankside Pier (Globe Theatre & Tate Modern)
Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier)
Greenwich Pier (Cutty Sark)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable

Alternative Timetable: Operating on Friday 1st October 2021

On Friday 1st October 2021 we will be operating an alternative timetable with less sailings.


Westminster Pier Departures

To Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 15:00, 16:00

To Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 17:00


Embankment Pier Departures

To Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:05, 12:05, 13:05, 14:05
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 15:05, 16:05

To Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 17:05-(No Returns Available)


Festival Pier Departures

To Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:10, 12:10, 13:10, 14:10
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 15:10, 16:10

To Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 17:10-(No Returns Available)


Bankside Pier Departures

To Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:25, 12:25, 13:25, 14:25
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 15:25, 16:25

To Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 17:25-(No Returns Available)


Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) Departures

To Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 15:30, 16:30


To Westminster Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30

To Westminster Pier (One-Way)
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 16:30, 17:30-(No Returns Available)


Greenwich Pier Departures

To Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 12:00, 13:00, 14:00-(Last Return between Greenwich & Westminster Pier)(Last Return between Greenwich & Tower Bridge Quay)

To Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 15:00, 16:00, 17:00-(No Returns Available)


Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Greenwich.
Please Note: Cruises from Westminster to Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) call at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier & Bankside Pier to embark passengers. Cruises from Greenwich / Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) to Westminster do not call at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier or Bankside Pier. Passengers who wish to continue their journey from Westminster Pier to Embankment Pier or Festival Pier may find it quicker to walk.

(No Returns Available) – Departures marked with this note will terminate upon arrival at Westminster Pier. Passengers will not be able to return to their point of boarding on these sailings.

(Last return between Greenwich & Westminster Pier) – This departure is the last return sailing from Greenwich Pier to Westminster Pier. Passengers will be required to change boat at Westminster Pier to return to Greenwich on the 15:40 departure.

(Last return between Greenwich & Tower Bridge Quay) – This departure is the last return sailing from Greenwich Pier to Tower Bridge Quay. Passengers will be required to change boat at Tower Bridge Quay to return to Greenwich on the 16:20 departure.

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable

Current Timetable: Operating From Monday 4th October 2021 - Sunday 24th October 2021

Route & Example Sailing Times

The diagram below shows the route which our vessels take on this timetable. Please not that the 17:00 sailing from Westminster Pier will not cruise to Greenwich.

11:00 Westminster Pier
11:05 Embankment Pier
11:10 Festival Pier
11:25 Bankside Pier
11: 30 Tower Bridge Quay
12:10 Greenwich Pier
12:30 Tower Bridge Quay
13:00 Westminster Pier


Westminster Pier Departures

To Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 14:00, 13:00, 16:00

To Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 17:00


Embankment Pier Departures

To Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:05, 12:05, 13:05
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 14:05, 15:05, 16:05

To Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 17:05-(No Returns Available)


Festival Pier Departures

To Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:10, 12:10, 13:10
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 14:10, 15:10, 16:10

To Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 17:10-(No Returns Available)


Bankside Pier Departures

To Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:20, 12:20, 13:20
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 14:20, 15:20, 16:20

To Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 17:20-(No Returns Available)


Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) Departures

To Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:30, 12:30, 13:30
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 14:30, 15:30, 16:30


To Westminster Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30

To Westminster Pier (One-Way)
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 16:30, 17:30-(No Returns Available)


Greenwich Pier Departures

To Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 12:00, 13:00
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 14:00-(Last Return between Greenwich & Westminster Pier)
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 15:00
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 16:00-(Last Return between Greenwich & Tower Bridge Quay)

To Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 17:00-(No Returns Available)


Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Greenwich.
Please Note: Cruises from Westminster to Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) call at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier & Bankside Pier to embark passengers. Cruises from Greenwich / Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) to Westminster do not call at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier or Bankside Pier. Passengers who wish to continue their journey from Westminster Pier to Embankment Pier or Festival Pier may find it quicker to walk.

(No Returns Available) – Departures marked with this note will terminate upon arrival at Westminster Pier. Passengers will not be able to return to their point of boarding on these sailings.

(Last return between Greenwich & Westminster Pier) – This departure is the last return sailing from Greenwich Pier to Westminster Pier. Passengers will be required to change boat at Westminster Pier to return to Greenwich on the 16:00 departure.

(Last return between Greenwich & Tower Bridge Quay) – This departure is the last return sailing from Greenwich Pier to Tower Bridge Quay. Passengers will be required to change boat at Tower Bridge Quay to return to Greenwich on the 16:30 departure.

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable

Half Term Timetable: Operating From Monday 25th - Sunday 31st October 2021

Route & Example Sailing Times

The diagram below shows the route which our vessels take on this timetable. Please not that the 17:00 sailing from Westminster Pier will not cruise to Greenwich.

11:00 Westminster Pier
11:05 Embankment Pier
11:10 Festival Pier
11:25 Bankside Pier
11: 40 Tower Bridge Quay
12:10 Greenwich Pier
12:40 Tower Bridge Quay
13:00 Westminster Pier


Westminster Pier Departures

To Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40

To Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 16:20, 17:00


Embankment Pier Departures

To Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:05, 11:45, 12:25, 13:05
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 13:45, 14:25, 15:05, 15:45

To Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 16:25, 17:05-(No Returns Available)


Festival Pier Departures

To Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:10, 11:50, 12:30, 13:10
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 13:50, 14:30, 15:10, 15:50

To Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 16:30, 17:10-(No Returns Available)


Bankside Pier Departures

To Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:25, 12:05, 12:45, 13:25
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 14:05, 14:45, 15:25, 16:05

To Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 16:45, 17:25-(No Returns Available)


Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) Departures

To Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 14:20, 15:00, 15:40, 16:20


To Westminster Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 15:20, 16:00

To Westminster Pier (One-Way)
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 16:40, 17:00, 17:20, 17:40-(No Returns Available)


Greenwich Pier Departures

To Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier

Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 12:10, 12:50, 13:30, 14:10
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 14:50-(Last Return between Greenwich & Westminster Pier)
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 15:30-(Last Return between Greenwich & Tower Bridge Quay)

To Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier (One Way)
Thames River Sightseeing Timetable 16:10, 16:50-(No Returns Available)


Please Note: Passengers may be required to change vessel at Westminster Pier to return to Greenwich.
Please Note: Cruises from Westminster to Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) call at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier & Bankside Pier to embark passengers. Cruises from Greenwich / Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) to Westminster do not call at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier or Bankside Pier. Passengers who wish to continue their journey from Westminster Pier to Embankment Pier or Festival Pier may find it quicker to walk.

(No Returns Available) – Departures marked with this note will terminate upon arrival at Westminster Pier. Passengers will not be able to return to their point of boarding on these sailings.

(Last return between Greenwich & Westminster Pier) – This departure is the last return sailing from Greenwich Pier to Westminster Pier. Passengers will be required to change boat at Westminster Pier to return to Greenwich on the 16:00 departure.

(Last return between Greenwich & Tower Bridge Quay) – This departure is the last return sailing from Greenwich Pier to Tower Bridge Quay. Passengers will be required to change boat at Tower Bridge Quay to return to Greenwich on the 16:30 departure.

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.

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.

Please note our sailing times can vary due to the weather, tides & traffic on the River.