Embankment Pier, Britain

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  • London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

    1. London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

    Board your pleasure boat at Westminster Pier and cruise to Greenwich to see London's historical sights from the River Thames. Boats depart every 40 minutes between May and August and journey past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, and the Tate Modern. Admire the pyramid-structure of The Shard and see other monuments from London's historic waterway. Listen to the live audio commentary as you sit back and relax. Benefit from the comfort of a modern but traditional vessel. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of London's landmarks. A full Westminster to Greenwich cruise takes approximately 1 hour, while a return cruise takes 2 hours in total. Feel free to explore the charms of Greenwich on your own terms, and see sights such as Greenwich Market, the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory which are all within easy walk...

    Joined the cruise boat at Westminster Pier the boarding went smoothly. The crew were friendly and the commentary was amusing but informative. Really enjoyed the trip downriver to Greenwich. We had a walk around and pie & mash at Goddards before returning to Westminster

  • London: 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

    2. London: 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

    Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London on the fastest speed boats on the River Thames. See more of London in 50 minutes than you’d expect to discover on more conventional sightseeing tours, and benefit from an informal and entertaining commentary along the way. Admire new and historical sights, such as the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Sail under Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf, and get the ultimate rollercoaster-on-water-experience whilst James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.

    Good information given by Kerry, our guide. The fast bit was fantastic. The driver really went for it!! Highly recommended.

  • London: Thames Clippers River Roamer & Emirates Airline

    3. London: Thames Clippers River Roamer & Emirates Airline

    Experience the sights of London from multiple perspectives with a combined 1-day River Roamer ticket on the commuter boats of the Thames Clippers and a return ticket for the Emirates Air Line cable car. Cruise up and down the River Thames at leisure aboard the panoramic clipper boats, and see the attractions of London from the deck. Escape the crowded tubes and buses to enjoy a journey on the fastest fleet of catamarans on the river. The boats depart every 20 minutes from a number of different locations, including Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Greenwich Pier and North Greenwich Pier. Hop off to explore monuments such as St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, the Cutty Sark and the Houses of Parliament. It is the most perfect way to get through the center of the city, with unbeatable views as a bonus. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off at any pier in the central and easte...

    I’ve lived in London for three years and never tried the clipper, loved it! A really unique and relaxing way to see the sights and travel compared to the cramped tube. The maps can be a litttleee confusing though, so please don’t hesitate to ask all the kind staff.

  • London: 75-Minute Thames Barrier RIB Speedboat Tour

    4. London: 75-Minute Thames Barrier RIB Speedboat Tour

    Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London at high speed. Spend 75 minutes traveling along the River Thames from Embankment Pier with an informal entertaining commentary. See new and historical London sites including the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, and the magnificent Thames Barrier. Sail under Tower Bridge at high speed all the way to the Thames Barrier and get the ultimate rollercoaster experience whilst the James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.  When you return to Embankment Pier after your experience, you will have the option to purchase souvenir photographs that your crew will take as a memory of being onboard.

    Was a wonderfull day even with little rain. Wife absolutely loved being on th river at speed was well worth th trip. Would go again in a flash .

  • London: River Thames Luxury Dinner Cruise with Live Music

    5. London: River Thames Luxury Dinner Cruise with Live Music

    Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the River Thames in the evening, and enjoy a delicious dinner as you listen to live music. Board the pleasure boat at Embankment Pier, and cruise along the Thames, enjoying sights of some of London’s most famous landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London. Sit back and relax as a resident band provide the evening’s entertainment. Choose from a 3 or 5-course meal a la carte menu of modern British cuisine. From the quality of the food presentation to the professional and friendly service, nothing is too much trouble. Sample Menu: Courgette, green olive and basil tart Roast chicken, pea a la francaise, new potato Devonshire crab tortelloni, cherry tomato compote, crispy shallots Lemon posset, strawberry

    Main meal was average, the starters and deserts were good. The host was great, cruise itself was great, the band is only a single guy on a guitar playing two short sessions.

  • London: Sunday Lunch Cruise on the Thames

    6. London: Sunday Lunch Cruise on the Thames

    Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the River Thames and enjoy a Sunday lunch as you listen to live jazz music. Board the pleasure boat at Embankment Pier, within sight of the Houses of Parliament and Royal Festival Hall. Ideal for those looking to celebrate a special occasion, or just in search of a relaxing Sunday adventure, the 3-hour jazz cruise features a seasonal 3-course menu and live entertainment performed by a jazz band who will cover well-known songs, including easy listening classics by George Gershwin and Frank Sinatra. Pass some of London’s most iconic landmarks, such as the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London. Then, return to Embankment Pier to continue your day of sightseeing. Sample Menu Courgette, green olive, and basil tart Roast chicken, duck fat potatoes, carrots, and greens Lemon posset, strawberry

    A great experience from the drinks beforehand in the pier bar to the cruise on a lovely boat with great views from the floor to ceiling windows. Staff were great and really attentive. Not cheap but worth the money if you are looking for something special to do while in London.

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What people are saying about Embankment Pier, Britain

A great experience from the drinks beforehand in the pier bar to the cruise on a lovely boat with great views from the floor to ceiling windows. Staff were great and really attentive. Not cheap but worth the money if you are looking for something special to do while in London.

Joined the cruise boat at Westminster Pier the boarding went smoothly. The crew were friendly and the commentary was amusing but informative. Really enjoyed the trip downriver to Greenwich. We had a walk around and pie & mash at Goddards before returning to Westminster

Good facilities, comfortable and lots of space; much enjoyed the commentary on the way to Greenwich - clear, factual, and good humoured. Frequent return service appreciated, but commentary less audible and helpful. Whole experience made for a great excursion.

Was a wonderfull day even with little rain. Wife absolutely loved being on th river at speed was well worth th trip. Would go again in a flash .

Nice boat ride to Greenwich, knowledgeable staff and at a good price.