London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

From $18.55 per person

Take a 1-way or return cruise from Westminster to Greenwich (or vice versa) and see the sights of London from a different perspective. Listen to an informative audio commentary as you admire monuments such as the Tower of London from the River Thames.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Valid 1 day
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Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Get the best views of London on a river cruise from Westminster Pier to Greenwich
  • Enjoy panoramic views of London's landmarks from the open deck
  • Listen to live English commentary with Wi-Fi audioguide available on your smartphone in 6 languages
  • Benefit from the use of an open ticket and regular departures
  • Skip the ticket lines to board the boat right away
Full description
Board your pleasure boat at Westminster Pier and cruise to Greenwich to see London's historical sights from the River Thames. Boats depart every 30 minutes in summer or every hour during winter, and journey past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the Tate Modern, making it an ideal adventure for the entire family. 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 walking distance from the pier.
  • River Thames sightseeing tour from Westminster Pier to Greenwich Pier
  • Skip-the-line ticket, board directly upon arrival
  • Gratuities
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Westminster Pier boarding point B, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The first departure is at 10:15 AM from Westminster Pier and at 11:15 AM from Greenwich Pier, and the last departures are at 3:00 PM
  • Boats depart from Westminster at 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Boats depart from Greenwich at 11:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM and 4:00 PM
  • You can also board at Embankment and St. Katharine's Piers
  • To access the live English commentary audioguide, you'll need a smartphone. WiFi access is available onboard
  • Exact cruise times may vary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2315 reviews

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Could have been better - not very clear where to board; the tour set off late and there was no commentary throughout the trip. When we reached our destination, the 'tour guide' apologised for this stating he forgot to give us a commentary of this tour and only remembered when reminded by one of the other travellers. His attitude was of "I can't be bothered commentating". We were looking forward to this trip and was extremely disappointed with the attitude of this "tour guide commentator" The trip did NOT last one hour as advertised, but 40 mins with a brief stop at St Katherines Quay!

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October 19, 2020

Enjoyable one hour trip to Greenwich and back with entertaining and informative commentary, good views in all directions, comfortable seating, decent bar/cafe service and clean toilets. Some confusion on board about on-the day revisions to the timetable which meant we were given wrong advice about return departure time but this was not a major issue in the end.

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March 8, 2020

The boat trip and the commentary were great, as we’re the boat staff. We found however, that the timings for returning were unclear. For example we were told that the next boat back would be at 12.40 when actually it was ‘20 minutes from now’ meaning we missed that one and then had a potentially very long wait until the next boat which would take our tickets. We actually quit waiting and trying to work it out in the end and got the DLR back. Other than that, the boat was clean and comfortable and the staff were informative and friendly. I would use this again but not pay for the return portion and just use our travel ticket to get the DLR.

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February 19, 2020

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