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Thames River Services

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The original Westminster to Greenwich sightseeing tour, Thames River Services operates sightseeing trips from Westminster Pier and St Katharine's Pier to Greenwich and The Thames Flood Barrier. Our modern fleet of sightseeing vessels are equipped...more
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Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7930 4097
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Absolutely appalled how rude the man at Hampton court was today to us , boat left early without 6 passengers even though it was over 40 minutes late to Richmond, when I asked for refund he no and was extremely rude ....never use this boat...More

Thank charlottetdoyle
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Boat clean and tidy and left on time. So grateful for the roof in this hot weather. Well worth paying the little bit extra to sail beyond Greenwich to the Thames barrier passing the Canary Wharf and onto the o2. Loved the crew and an...More

Thank LokiLaaLaa
Reviewed 31 July 2018

What made the trip was the commentary from a member of the staff who, not only gave out information, but gave out useful facts that related to the places, especially the Thames Barrier. These were most useful at the time but will remain useful in...More

Thank Eric960
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great Afternoon the man doing the commentary was extremely funny great way to see different sights would recommend

Thank MISSMW16
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Great trip with added commentary along the river. Lovely views of the city and its sights from a different angle.

Thank andrew h
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Relaxing return trip from Westminster to Greenwich seeing many wonderful historic buildings and landmarks added to by some humorous commentary. Cruise boat clean and tidy with a decent cafe / bar on board, definitely a good way to spend a couple of hours sightseeing.

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We booked the return boat trip to the Thames barrier and the boat operators kindly agreed that we could move some seats into the shade on the top floor to get away from the sun and heat. Whilst they have a prerecorded talk on the...More

1  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 24 July 2018

If you are heading to Kew or Greenwich for the day give some serious thought to taking one of the Thames River Service boats.. the boat to Kew takes slightly less than an hour to get there (a little longer to return) and comes with...More

1  Thank Laura D
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Tour guide was hilarious. Really knew the Thames and the sites, and we learnt a lot. What he didn't know, he just made up, but in a good way! I'd do it again just to listen to the commentary.

Thank britsabroad2018
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Best relax trip fantastic for different way to arrive in.Greenwich and professional staff.thanks London is Magic

Thank Rosa N
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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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6 August 2018|
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Response from Wayne M | Reviewed this property |
As the times vary by day I would recommend checking with the website or with the office when you purchase. No need to book your return trip in advance.
16 August 2017|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can stay on the boat for a round trip, so no changes. It goes from Westminster to Greenwich and back. I'd recommend getting off at Greenwich though as there is lots to see there.
denise m
27 July 2017|
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Response from Rosemary L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You have to get off the boat that takes you to Greenwich & take another one at the same pier to take you back