1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

Hop-on Hop-off Cruise and The View from the Shard Entry

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See the iconic sights of London with a 24-hour ticket for a hop-on, hop-off River Thames sightseeing cruise and admission to the View from the Shard for astonishing views of London from two remarkable and different perspectives.
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Duration: 24 hours
Starting time 12:00 AM
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  • See the best of London from a hop-on, hop-off River Thames sightseeing cruise
  • View London from above from the highest building in Western Europe
  • Enjoy your choice of times for regular and frequent departures for the River Thames cruise
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Enjoy London's stunning landscape from two unique perspectives! First from the River Thames, then make your way up to the platform of Western-Europe's tallest building for another stunning view of the city below.

The View from the Shard is Western Europe’s tallest building and dominates the London skyline, standing 1,016ft (310m) above street level. After a high-speed elevator ride you'll enjoy an astonishing view of London from almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city. Multimedia displays bring the vista to life and you are free to stay and enjoy the view as long as you like.

Your 24-hour sightseeing cruise ticket allows you to hop-on and hop-off the boat at any of the 4 conveniently located piers throughout London. From Westminster Pier, Tower Pier, London Eye Pier and Greenwich Pier you will have access to some of London's most famous attractions such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Tower of London, the Royal Observatory, the London Aquarium and more!

Cruises depart every 30 minutes throughout the year. Sights to be seen include but are not limited to:
• Big Ben
• Houses of Parliament
• London Eye
• HMS Belfast
• St. Paul’s Cathedral
• Golden Hinde
• Tower of London
• Tower Bridge
• City Hall
• Savoy Hotel
• RAF Memorial
• RS Hispaniola
• Old Scotland Yard
• London Bridge
• Westminster Bridge
• Oxo Tower
• The Shard
• The Gherkin
• Tate Modern
• Cleopatra’s Needle
• Portcullis House
• Traitor’s Gate
• Southwark Cathedral
• Millennium Bridge
• Northern & Shell Building
• London Television Centre
• Cutty Sark
• Old Royal Naval College
• County Hall
• Hays Galleria
• National Theatre

All boats are equipped with toilets, bars where you can buy refreshments, confectionary and snacks, and an outside/upper viewing deck for once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Most vessels are wheelchair accessible.
  • 24-hr ticket for hop-on, hop-off river cruise
  • Entry to The View from the Shard
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Westminster Pier, Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Customers must first present their voucher at Westminster Pier, Tower Pier, or Greenwich Pier to collect their attraction ticket
• Due to reduced service, Thames cruise will not be operating to and from Greenwich Pier until 30th of September 2020
• Vouchers cannot be exchanged at London Eye Pier
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City Cruises Plc

Product ID: 78956