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City Cruises

Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7740 0400
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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise
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Frequent sightseeing cruises on the River Thames through central London from and to Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich piers on modern, wheelchair-friendly boats. Commentary provided, refreshments and toilets available. One-way, return and all-day, hop-on/hop-off tickets available for adults and children, with special value family tickets for two adults and up to 3 children travelling together. Cruises operate every day of the year (except Christmas Day 25th December) from about 10am until 5-6pm with evening cruises in summer.
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Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7740 0400
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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our trip on the Thames. The only downside was that a teenage tour group was so noisy that we had a hard time hearing the guide talk about the sites. The boat was comfortable and had cool breezes, and huge windows to...More

Thank julie84721
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice boat. Good food for a river cruise. Upselling wine- apparently the house wine is rather lousy... Servers speak limited English, and are a bit rough around the edges. In general, alcohol smoothes over the snafus... decent experience!

Thank Sal J
Reviewed yesterday

On our last day in London we fancied a river cruise to learn something new about this beautiful city. We boarded quickly from Westminster and stopped shortly after at the millennium wheel. We went for the longest cruise getting off at Greenwich. Our tour guide...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed a nice boat ride down the Thames from Westminster to Greenwich and back. Good commentary, very crowded so had to stand up most of the way. Snacks / drinks expensive.

Thank ashnjo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Two-in-one: fast and easy transportation with marvelous views. Very nice chance to enjoy the historic buildings on both banks of the river Thames while getting to our destination - from Tower Pier to Greenwich. We had a live tour on the way back to the...More

Thank Nana_har
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unbelievably poor service and a horrendously rude manager called Antoine. When we made the booking no one said anything about paying extra for a window seat so we were disappointed to not get one, two people who asked after us were given one. Clotted cream...More

Thank victorias369
Reviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed the City Cruises ride as part of my London Pass. They do such a wonderful job—the boat is nice, the staff is nice and the narration funny and informative. I only had one ride with them but I wish I had more time...More

Thank Melinda G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We got on this cruise at Greenwich. From Greenwhich to the Westpoint we heard nothing from the guide. Thankfully we were continuing on and got to hear some fun narration and information of what we passed. It's pleasant to sit on teh boat while you...More

Thank Casandrajb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I booked this as a birthday treat for my wife. The food was great and the boat spacious. It was a full 90 minute Cruise and a great experience. I would recommend.

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The 3 hour cruise , at first sounded daunting but far from that. The trip was enjoyable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The commentary was very informative and educative. The views on approaching the city of London was breathtaking. So many new developments...More

Thank Dave R
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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16 June 2017|
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Response from richard21_11 | Reviewed this property |
Long queues! For a 10h departure we were there at 0915 but the office did not open until 0930. Seemed to take a while for them to process each purchase so if you want to be on the first boat....Get there early!
Falguni P
25 May 2017|
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Response from Sonia B | Reviewed this property |
With a single you can only go one way to Greenwich with a return you can go to Greenwich and return later on the same day I am not entirely sure about what you get with the rover it should give you details on their web page
10 May 2017|
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Response from Romnan | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get the HOHO option and extend it to an all day pass if you want. As I remember there are a number of stops that you can pick it all depends on how much walking you want to do