Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers

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

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We lucked out with great weather. Our guides claimed they were not professionals but they were just as good (don't forget to tip them). We strongly recommend going early in the day to have more time in Greenwich, especially the Greenwich Market.


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Fun river trip
Lorna_M, Oct 2023
the commentary was brilliant interesting and amusing amd we saw all the key historic sites you would want to see on a river cruise in london
Very poor commentary...
Margaret_R, Oct 2023
Very poor commentary offered by a crew member. The content was very obvious and inaccurate in parts. Either have a decent commentary or don’t bother. At the end of the commentary we were told several times that the commentator was not professional speaker but just one of the crew ostensibly doing us a favour for which a tip ease pecked and a bucket brought round to us. Very poor as if I wanted to give a tip I would have done it as I left the boat.
Above expectations
Lyndsey_M, Oct 2023
Originally booked as a bit of time filler but turned out to be one of the best experiences of the whole trip! The guide was brilliant, he made it full of humour but I actually learned loads! So happy we booked this, made us love London even more.
An enjoyable but sobering (in a good way) experience
Bruce_C, Sep 2023
We happened to choose a good time to take this trip from Westminster to Greenwich, with a high tide lifting the boat to give a good view of the surrounding buildings. The commentary from the crew was informative, interesting and humorous, as well as conveying sadness at the excessive amount of ludicrously expensive properties built on either bank, many/most of which are empty for much of the time. As a native Londoner he clearly felt that excessive money had taken the heart and life out of his city. Sad, but a realistic assessment.
Excellent way to see London and some of its top landmarks
Dean_B, Sep 2023
Had a fantastic Thames river cruise. The best way to see many of Londons top attractions. The commentary from the boats captain was very good and very informative. I would highly recommend thus trip and it was a very good price as well
Great introduction to London!
Jocelyn_S, Sep 2023
Excellent guide! Great sights. Great day 1 activity. Got off in Greenwich and totally enjoyed our afternoon. Highly recommend!
Great experience
Rabiyya_K, Sep 2023
Great experience. The guide pointed out and took us briefly through the history of the attractions around the Thames. It was a very nice experience.
Must do in London
YiAn_C, Sep 2023
For those who visits London very first time, it’s a good way to tour for all the must-go! The tour guide would introduce the landmarks in an interesting way, very impressive and fun ✌🏻
A terrific way to see London
Pam_J, Sep 2023
A great way to see some of London’s iconic sights. Great photo opportunities! The commentary is interesting and informative. The boats run frequently to and from Greenwich. Walking around the Greenwich market and the museum is worth the trip.
Good value two hours on the river
Ashley_C, Sep 2023
The commentary throughout the trip was informative and entertaining, very amusing in parts. The facilities on board were great and overall it was a fantastic experience.
Greenwich boat ride
Lorraine_F, Sep 2023
Our trip To Greenwich was really fun! The boat ride was great and the ‘non’ official commentary was perfect! We had a great day.
Diana_D, Sep 2023
The instructions were good to find the meeting place. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It’s a long but its worth it.
Lovely time
RicardoSousa, Sep 2023
Great way to see the city, especially if it's your first time. Would recommend. The guide is so funny!!
Best way to Greenwich
EmilyNicole_K, Sep 2023
Excellent journey to and from Greenwich. Fun way to travel both directions with excellent insight from boat crew!
Take the ride!
nancymariamurray, Sep 2023
ride was fun and staff on the ship was wonderful. Lots of information about the sites! Definitely a must do!
Great fun!
Linda_S, Sep 2023
The boat driver was very funny and very informative. We lucked out with a gorgeous day too! Thanks very much.
Cruising the Thames
Joanne_Q, Sep 2023
Loved the whole experience. Beautiful views of the city from the Thames. Would recommend to anyone! Leisurely and very comfy.
Abdullah_A, Sep 2023
Very informative and commentator made very interesting especially with his sense of humor. Don’t miss this trip.
Relaxing Thames River ride.
Neeta_P, Sep 2023
Volunteer guides come up on to the boat to point and explain the sights. We liked it. The day though windy at first turned out to be beautiful and sunny. Wished there was more to see other than the bridges. We would have loved to know a little bit more about the newer hi risers, though the historical building history was beautifully explained. Thank you.
Great way to see important sites.
Anna_R, Sep 2023
Amazing number of sites can be seen from the river. Nice stop at Greenwich. Confusing with all the other stops to pickup or let off passengers.

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