Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Greater London, United Kingdom

From $28.50

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


Discover the sights and history of London from the water on this leisurely cruise down the Thames River. With your 24-hour pass, enjoy unobstructed views of the city’s main riverside attractions like the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament from within an all-weather vessel, and hop on or off at any stop along the way. Create your own London adventure.
  • Hop-on hop-off Thames River cruise
  • Cruise in comfort on the open upper deck or lower saloon
  • Convenient access to many attractions, including the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, and Greenwich
  • Hop on or off wherever you like throughout the day
  • Live commentary onboard

What's Included

  • 1 Day Pass, Hop-on hop-off river cruise
  • Recorded commentary onboard
  • GPS Recorded commentary in various languages available to download
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

This flexible day cruise embarks regularly from central London piers—Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier (near the London Eye), Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier. Board at your leisure and grab a seat in the glass-encased saloon or on the open deck. Sip on a hot or cold drink from the full-bar and enjoy panoramic views of the river as you set off. 

Drift in warmth and comfort along the banks of the historic River Thames and discover London’s history through lively onboard commentary. Relax as the boat makes the entire sightseeing loop or hop off at any stop—another boat will be along shortly to pick you up. With your flexible pass, hop on and off as many times as you’d like throughout the day to visit iconic landmarks from Westminster to Greenwich and back again!
Sightseeing Cruise

1 Stop

9 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour

Operating Schedule: Tickets are valid FROM 10am - Last available cruise

City Cruises London Westminster Pier

Points of interest passed by on this route

Tower of London

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Houses of Parliament

Big Ben

City Cruises

Thames River

London Eye

The View from The Shard

Thames River

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bar, cafe and toilets are available onboard
  • Tickets are valid between 10am - last available cruise
  • GPS Recorded commentary in various languages available to download via the City Cruises App
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by City Cruises

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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Traveler Tips

I recommend doing this tour early in your trip so you can get an idea of the layout of London and the major sites.
Be aware of a half an hour wait at Greenwich Pier if doing the trip in one and on a tight schedule.
My advice, if leaving from Greenwich, and you want the full experience, catch the earliest departure at 10:00.
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A very disappointing waste of time and money
Thomas_P, Feb 2023
A very disappointing tour. We were to catch the boat at Tower Hill at 10 o’clock. The person in the ticket box didn’t even show up until 10 o’clock to verify our tickets and allow us on board. We took the boat down to The Eye, and rode that ride, and then returned to the pier to go back up to Tower Hill. At that time we were told that the next cruise boat wouldn’t be for another hour as they were short crew people, and the one we were going to take had been canceled. So ultimately, we only hopped on one time and got off, and never returned to hop back on and took the subways back to Tower Hill to go to the tower of London. Not worth the time or money in my opinion.
Such a Beautiful Ride
Ariel_D, Feb 2023
Such a fun experience. The tour guide was amazing and hilarious. Such great service. Loved that they provided drinks and snacks. Such a beautiful ride.
Beautiful Thames River cruise trip
Sangeetha_P, Dec 2022
It was an excellent ride. Could spot most of the iconic buildings & know their history. Beautiful scenes around & comfortable ride.
We didn’t get the service we asked for
Alyas_C, Dec 2022
I was told that the boat ride was for a hour , we only got thirty minutes. And had to walk back we’re we got on , for two miles,
Thames Hop on - Hop off River Tour December 2022
Harry_J, Dec 2022
Went in the middle of December. No crowd. Trip takes a little over an hour from Westminster to Greenwich and then back to Westminster giving you a wonderful view of both sides of the Thames. If it had been summer, the temps above the 30's (Fahrenheit) then it would have been a great day to get off at Greenwich and take a look around. If we are ever back in London again, we'll definitely do that!
It was my first time it...
Alexandru_P, Nov 2022
It was my first time it was lovely inside it's nice and worm with great view and upstairs is even better, the live commentary by the crew member was amazing honestly I would do it again but this time with some friends.
Best idea !
Grace_D, Nov 2022
So easy to find, amazing tour guide. Great value for money and I have recommended it to all of my pals!
Take Uber Boats Instead
roger_M, Nov 2022
Time Tables when I booked showed Saturday cruise between Westminster and Greenwitch. Turned out they only go between Westminster and Tower Bridge. I had tickets for the observatory in Greenwitch, so I was forced to take another boat (Uber Boats) which were much nicer n faster.
Great way to see a different side of London!!!
John_R, Oct 2022
Great way to see the city, get off and spend time where you want, then hop back on to the next stop..... Staff was very personable!
You will love the City Cruise Experience!
Grace_P, Oct 2022
The City Cruise Experience staff were professional and friendly. Loved the personal commentary. Lines were managed with ease flowed nicely in a timely fashion!
Happy days
Stefania_G, Oct 2022
We had a wonderful couple of days taking cruise boats. The live commentaries were informative and amusing. We learnt a lot. We decided that with limited time, your cruises were the best way to see London! Thank you.
We couldn’t find the...
Jay_W, Sep 2022
We couldn’t find the point of entry to get on the boats. No clear signage or instructions. Ended up just walking to the sites.
Josee_B, Sep 2022
A great way to see this beautiful city, I would do this again and recommend it to everyone, the boat’s guide entertained us with stories as we cruised up and down the river, he had us in stitches with that famous dry British humour, it was great fun and well worth the price of admission, we used it to visit different areas from 10-6pm
Great boat ride on the Thames
JEANNE_D, Sep 2022
It was a lovely day, lovely ride, got to see a lot. Didn't have much time in London so this was perfect.
Great value for money
Marija_G, Aug 2022
We went on the first day of trip to London, and find this to be a great introduction to the city and its key attractions. Crew was very helpful and amusing. Boats were on time. Would recommend this to anyone traveling to London, especially if with kids.
Informative and entertaining
Catherine_H, Aug 2022
The commentaries from the crew were informative and entertaining. Alfie was so funny. I found out loads about the buildings and bridges along the way.
Cruising the Thames
Sandy_D, Aug 2022
We were due to go to Oxford during our trip, but due to the train strike we needed a plan B. We decided to do the hop-on/off river cruise as a way to get around. It resulted in us going to Greenwich which was fantastic. The crew was great and we learned a lot of history about the river and the businesses along it. I definitely recommend it!
To little to late
Mark_V, Aug 2022
Don't rate Viator paid for Thames cruise but never received proper tickets by e mail . Very disappointed
Better than a bus
Marissa_T, Aug 2022
Only three stops (Westminster, Tower and Greenwich) and gets crowded but was a really cool way to see the sights and all the captains had great commentary. Bar has decent options too.
Great Awesome Experience
Eddie_F, Aug 2022
It was really nice and wonderful as we got to see all the major spots with a bit of more information by cruise about the River Thames and specially the London Bridge which might surprise you too. If you are doing the tour early then suggest you go all the way to Greenwich pier and then start your way backwards by then hop off and on on the return after visiting this beautiful town.