Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the Thames River. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark or National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
  • Westminster to Greenwich Thames River sightseeing cruise in London
  • See top London attractions and the city skyline from the water
  • Enjoy great views of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and more
  • Learn about London’s history and landmarks via the live onboard commentary
  • Upgrade to a return ticket to sail back from Greenwich
  • Choice of several departures times throughout the day
  • Ideal for a family day out and for first-time visitors

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Wi-FI audio commentary on your smartphone - English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Mandarin
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Westminster Pier
    Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

    You will find us here: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, SW1A 2JH. Go directly to boarding points B and C at Westminster Pier and join the queue to board the boat. Please present this voucher to the tour supplier's staff. There is no need to queue at the ticket office.

End point

  • Greenwich Pier
    Greenwich SE10 9HT, UK

    One-way trip ends at Greenwich Pier, next to the Cutty Sark. Round trip returns back to Westminster Pier. At Greenwich, you do not need to stay on the boat. You may disembark, spend some time looking at local attractions, then re-embark on a later return journey.

What To Expect

Book your required ticket and on the day, board your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier at leisure.

Settle on the open-air or indoor deck as you wish, and then sit back and enjoy the panoramic views of London’s skyline and waterfronts as you cruise eastward to Greenwich.

During your journey, keep your camera ready as you sail past a string of top London attractions, including the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, and Tower Bridge. Admire the sights and learn their stories and secrets, as well as the history of the Thames River, via the entertaining live onboard commentary.

On arrival at Greenwich, take the opportunity to explore its many attractions (own expense), perhaps visiting the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Market, or Royal Greenwich Observatory as you wish; all of them within strolling distance of the pier.

If you’ve booked a return ticket, catch a return cruise boat from Greenwich when your sightseeing is done.

Houses of Parliament (Pass By)

London Eye (Pass By)

Royal Festival Hall (Pass By)

Tate Modern (Pass By)

St. Paul's Cathedral (Pass By)

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (Pass By)

HMS Belfast (Pass By)

Tower of London (Pass By)

Tower Bridge (Pass By)

Cutty Sark

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Royal Observatory Greenwich

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Greenwich Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Old Royal Naval College

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Greenwich Market

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Maritime Museum

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets available on-board
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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We lucked out with great weather. Our guides claimed they were not professionals but they were just as good (don't forget to tip them). We strongly recommend going early in the day to have more time in Greenwich, especially the Greenwich Market.


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Our Thames sightseeing tour
Althea_B, Sept 2023
It was good to hear the history connected to certain buildings ie the OXO building, very interesting.
London Trip- Sept 23
Keith_D, Sept 2023
Really enjoyed the commentary on the boat,he pointed out all the places of interest adjacent to the river,the boat journey was smooth and we arrived and departed on time. I would recommend this trip.
Tour the Thames A+
Kristoffer_M, Sept 2023
Excellent experience! Friendly staff and an overall enjoyable tour. The commentary was A+!!! Thank you!
Great way to see London
Francis_G, Sept 2023
The crew was great and the ride was spectacular. The commentary was insightful and very entertaining. The Thames and its history is worth the trip.
Thames River Cruise Experience
Marilyn_H, Sept 2023
Cruise was very enjoyable. Captain was funny as he narrated. We did not originally book a round trip ticket but couldn't get a taxi in Greenwich so we bought a return ticket. They were so helpful, the ticket was discounted because we had already paid one way. I used a walker & staff was above & beyond helping me on.
Great way to see London when time is an issue!
Thomas_W, Sept 2023
Our driver's name was Jim. We had limited time in London and wanted to see as much as possible. Jim was very knowledgeable and shared details you wouldn't read in a tour guide. I have some mobility issues. He would drop us off on the site. We were allowed time to take our own pictures. We he saw we were ready, he would drive right over to pick us up. We couldn't have asked for more! It was a wonderful experience!
Great overview of London
John_O, Sept 2023
Commentary by the crew on the boat. Crew very helpful getting on and off the boat. The boat was very nice.
Great cruise looking at London icons from a different view
Raymond_F, Sept 2023
The documented places well explained was fantastic. Other cruises have just been the cruise. No icon descriptions.
Beautiful day trip up and...
Art_M, Sept 2023
Beautiful day trip up and down the Thames with wonderful (and witty) descriptions of the sites on both banks.
No point in ordering in...
Amy_J, Sept 2023
No point in ordering in advance. Skip the tour and get a cheaper uber. All restaurants were packed in Greenwich - the destination was not worth the trip.
Great boat tour
Kathleen_G, Sept 2023
Great boat tour. Lots of info & lovely way to see the city. Was nice way to get to Greenwich. Lots of good info along the way
Fun way to see the city
K_M, Sept 2023
Fun and different views of the city from the water. We had great weather so that definitely helped. Flexible return times too.
Memories to remembet
Lynn_M, Sept 2023
Due to problems with the trains we only just made it in time. We had an enjoyable trip with plenty of interesting information along the way. The guy helped us on and off the boat and was very friendly. I am sure we will do another trip next year
Great commentary
Narelle_H, Sept 2023
Did the cruise from up top. Lovely warm day. Enjoyed the unofficial commentary. Had some good laughs.
Great ride
Randy_A, Sept 2023
Learning about the history of the Thames. The developments along the banks and the old sectors. The history of the bridges
Worthwhile trip
Dennis_D, Sept 2023
We lucked out with great weather. Our guides claimed they were not professionals but they were just as good (don't forget to tip them). We strongly recommend going early in the day to have more time in Greenwich, especially the Greenwich Market.
The wonderful river
Barbara_R, Sept 2023
Wonderful sights of London and great commentary. What more can I say? As chaps who used to work in London years ago, the guy who did the commentary was interesting and had a wicked sense of humour. (Not sure the rest of the real tourists picked up on the sarcasm!)
Very pleasant and interesting
Terry_K, Sept 2023
The narrator on the boat was wonderful and funny! We enjoyed a quick tour of FREE Maritime Museum. Really beautiful. We made the long hot walk up to path the “GMT”!
Wonderful Cruise for everybody.
Julie_N, Sept 2023
Fabulous cruise, very interesting and extremely humorous commentary - loved it and highly recommend.
Most entertaining
Anne_O, Sept 2023
Excellent tour - commentators excellent -providing knowledge and humour. Lovely day and the boat trip shows London and history of the Thames and London in an accessible way.

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