Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

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From USD 19.05

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
Despite the awful weather, the cruise, with its unofficial guides, was excellent!. London is a beautiful city and we loved the commentary!


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Overall ok.
Leanne_S, June 2023
Good cruise, expected commentary. Didn't expect the employees to ask for tips as they do the commentary voluntary.
Terrible cancellation.policy
julie_s, June 2023
Cancelled through last minute civid test no refund given when you are ill at the last minute you can't cancel earlier will not use you again.or recommend to anyone
Lovely day out in Greenwich!
Steffi_G, June 2023
The cruise was lovely, the captain gave informative and funny commentary. We had stopped over on Greenwich for the afternoon, so did the return trip too. Will absolutely recommend!
Excellent day cruise
Yvonne_H, June 2023
Boarded with 7 other friends its excellent to see all the sights this way .really good atmosphere the captain was really good at explaining all the landmarks and funny too .well done to all the staff .little bar on board did a round trip for just under £20 each learn about all the history from either side of the Thames. Thank you for a lovely day out
Must do
Jayna_H, June 2023
Loved this little cruise! We got a really funny captain who gave great information about the surrounding buildings and their history. We hopped off the boat and spent the afternoon at the Royal observatory and the Maritime museum in Greenwich and then got a boat back in the evening. Great experience!
A cruise to remember
Anirban_D, June 2023
As we arrived just in time the seating spaces were almost filled up in the open deck. However, that did not stop us from enjoying the cruise. The guide was very proficient in giving the intricate details about the monumental architectures along the way and articulated well with his pun intended humour which I liked the best.
Good value for money on...
Julia_R, June 2023
Good value for money on this 2 hour trip. Excellent commentary from crew member, I formative, witty, interesting.
Great experience
Kathy_G, June 2023
Our captain was very knowledgeable about all the sights. Made the trip very enjoyable. It was also a beautiful weather day. Bright and sunny 😎
lovely experience
Patience_S, June 2023
The guide was so funny. Loved it as the weather was amazing. My husband was thrilled as I organised this without his knowledge. The service was efficient London is great.
A Good trip
Glynis_M, June 2023
Took the family and US visitors on the boat trip to Greenwich. We all thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the commentary which was given by a member of the crew, was very informative and extremely humorous. It was well worth making the journey as Greenwich was worth visiting.
Anonymous, June 2023
Other than the fact that the boat developed what seemed to be an electrical fire and we had to get off and wait for the next boat, the trip was very pleasant!
Start Here
Caroline_W, June 2023
Great guides and a lovely way to start your London experience. Start here to get a good idea of the lay of the land.
Do Not Pay in Advance
Patricia_L, June 2023
The trains in London were delayed, I tried to reach out but did not get an answer. Shameful because we were looking forward to it.
Perfect way to see London
Victoria_P, June 2023
Great from beginning to end. Relaxing,educational, romantic and relaxing and first and knowledgeable staff.
Extraordinary tour!
carol_h, June 2023
The excellent narrative given to point out both historic and present day changes. Humor that was injected about “sensitive “ star celebrities living along the Thames was priceless.
Hidden treasure
Pamela_J, June 2023
Chose this to fill in a day before heading to late night flight. We wished we had done this earlier in our holiday as we saw places we wished we could visit.
Pleasant and relaxing. Surprise visit to Greenwich
patrice_n, June 2023
I appreciate the captain giving us a description and history of the sights along river Thames. I also appreciate the recommendations he gave us to see at Greenwich. Felt well taken care of.
I wish now that I had booked the return trip.
Julie_C, June 2023
The staff were all fantastic, and friendly & courteous. The commentator was brilliant pointing things out with a great sense of humour. The whole experience was wonderful, and the trip was so relaxing.
Make sure your river boat has an upper deck.
Clement_T, June 2023
I tried the hop on/off in Paris and I didn't really like it (no upper deck). Therefore, I decided not to do the hop on/off this time in London and it was the best decision (great view from the upper deck). We just took the one way from Westminster and Greenwich and took the bus and tube on our way back to our hotel. Love the experience.
Pleasant cruise
SUZANNE_P, June 2023
Good commentary from staff explaining the sights! Unfortunately the weather was windy on that day. Will likely recommend to friends.

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