Tower Bridge River Cruise from Westminster

Greater London, United Kingdom

From USD 15.67

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruise from Westminster to St Katharine's on a 1-hour circle cruise in London. Choose to disembark at any of the stops, including St Katharine's Pier, Bankside Pier, Festival Pier and Embankment Pier, to visit the landmarks in central London. While on the boat, listen to live audio commentary by your captain about the sights you pass and London's rich history. Departures every 30 minutes from Westminster Pier between 11am and 6pm.
  • 1-hour sightseeing circle cruise from Westminster to St Katharine's
  • Stops at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier and St Katharine’s Pier
  • Nonstop return to Westminster Pier
  • Live audio commentary from your captain
  • See some of central London's most important sights from the River Thames
  • Snack bar on board; light refreshments for purchase

What's Included

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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    At Westminster Pier go directly to boarding points B & C 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

  • Tower Bridge Quay
    St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD, UK

    Entry to the pier next to Tower Bridge hotel

What To Expect

Find your way to Westminster Pier to board your 1-hour circle cruise. Cruises depart every 30 minutes from 11am to 6pm. 

Find yourself a comfortable seat on the open top deck of the modern vessels Mercuria or Sapele; the traditional Sarah Kathleen has a fully open deck. Purchase light refreshments from the snack bar.

As you cruise up central London's River Thames, listen to your captain's live audio commentary about the landmarks you pass. Choose to disembark to explore further at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier and St Katharine’s Pier. The ship returns nonstop to Westminster.

Sail past some of London's most important landmarks such as the Tower of London, the Globe Theatre, the National Theatre, The Shard, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.

Disembark at Westminster at the conclusion of your 1-hour circle cruise.

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)

Borough Market (Pass By)

Southwark Cathedral (Pass By)

HMS Belfast (Pass By)

Tower of London (Pass By)

Tower Bridge (Pass By)

Thames River Sightseeing

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets available on-board
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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.

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Featured review
Great commentary, friendly, well organised and great value for money. Really enjoyed our trip yesterday, the crew are helpful and friendly with good sense of humour shown during the commentary. Great way to see the sights. Boat was clean and comfortable. Highly recommended, would book again, thank you.


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Travel like Royalty and avoid the scrum of tube or bus.
ernest_t, June 2023
Super time, commentary excellent. Our disabled grandaughter was treated with so much TLC to and fro Tower Thank you
Night cruise is better
Olga_C, June 2023
Day views was not exciting enough, I expected more impressions, it was very clowdy and cold. So, better view is in sunny day or night lights cruise.
Great. 🙂
SMed, May 2023
Tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative, the trip was really good. Would do it again, a lot better and more interesting than using the tube. 🙂
Jackie_B, May 2023
Great trip. And fab knowledgeable commentary. Nice clean boat Need somewhere better to store pushchairs
Fine for first-time London visitors!
Keren_K, May 2023
It was fine. very short tour which is fine for what it is. the boat was easy to find, the guide was fine. I wouldn't do it again, but glad i did it once.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Keren for your valuable feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit overall. Thames River Sightseeing Team.
Thomas_W, Apr 2023
The cruise was a great value with amazing views. The crew was great and shared points of interest. The one way option worked perfectly for us. Will book again.
The person doing the...
Alex_D, Mar 2023
The person doing the commentary was brilliant and made us all laugh. We had a good time and would recommend
Worth a trip
Pamela_H, Feb 2023
Very pleasant trip on the Thames, good helpful staff onboard. I would recommend going the extra distance by visiting Greenwich
River Thames cruise from West minster
Chris_W, Feb 2023
The operators were very knowledgeable about the sites that we were passing and very funny. Really clear up close views of all the sites.
See London at its best
Karen_H, Feb 2023
The comments by the boat man He brought London to life He told us where to eat and drink where to visit and what to do in a day we loved it
Informative and Amusing...
Julie_M, Jan 2023
Informative and Amusing commentary and interesting sights. Only had time for a short trip but it was enjoyable.
Do it!
Robin_F, Jan 2023
Lovely guide, beautiful views, easy to access-just great! We did a one-way so it was somewhat brief but it got us where we needed to go for our Borough Market and Tower of London plans.
Scammed and No Cruise Provided
Nikki_F, Dec 2022
I think we were ripped off or scammed. We followed the instructions and followed the verbal instructions by the ticket booth agent as well and no boat showed up. The only boat that did was a river commuter vessel, that was no charge or guided tour and was not a part of Viator's partner and we did not get our cruise. Felt scammed and taken advantage of.
Lovely boat ride but viator not given enough info
Abigail_D, Dec 2022
The attendants at the area we boarded had no idea which boat we should be on, luckily no one really checked the tickets as we boarded. Staff on the boat were very good. Commentary was amusing
Bermuda Triangle
Geraldine_B, Dec 2022
The most memorable part was arriving to find the place shut, with no staff present to explain why our tour, which was fully paid for, was cancelled? 3 kids in tow... all excited only to be told by a guy standing there representing another tour operator that was open, that ours was cancelled due to fog. "What fog my 11 year old asked?" To which they guy himself laughed. Perhaps his section of the river didn't have fog??! An attempt to call Viator and no answer. 2 emails sent and no reply? Just under 100euro paid for this Thames Cruise and we didn't even get to go on it ... or be contacted to tell us it was why it wascancelled? Nothing. Nowt. Nada. Zilch.
owen_k, Nov 2022
The trip was about to last 30 minutes, was only 20 in reality, so it doesn't worth your money. Quite disappointed.
Thames Boat Ride
Melik_H, Nov 2022
Funny host, beautiful scenery & felt safe the entire time. Would definitely recommend this to others
Lovely cruise in London
Lesley_E, Nov 2022
Beautiful sights, lovely cruiser, great funny commentary . Lovely crew, fantastic day Will definitely be doing it again soon
Great experience
JihadRichard_M, Oct 2022
Great boat ride, crew were amazing and commentary was hilarious and made the journey really interesting with the info and the jokes. Will definitely recommend it to everyone.
Lovely giggle along the Thames
Phillip_B, Oct 2022
Fab value for money the staff made this trip enjoyable. Well done would recommend to anyone wanting a giggle on the Thames

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