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Tickets for Thames Circular Cruise

Get the best views of London as you cruise the Thames with audio commentary

Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date
Instant ticket delivery
Duration: One-way: 35 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
Live guide: Live audio commentary from the captain
Smartphone tickets accepted
  • See landmarks close to the departure point at Westminster Pier, like Westminster Abbey, the Cabinet War Rooms, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, the London Dungeon and more
  • Hop on (or off) at other piers, including Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, and St Katharine's Dock
  • Get up to scratch on London's iconic skyline and some fascinating and surprising tidbits with the live guide's engaging commentary

London's Thames winds its way through the Big Smoke past some of the city's national treasures. Take your seat and enjoy your guide's commentary on the best bits as you see Westminster Abbey, the Cabinet War Rooms, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and more!

Did you know that two-thirds of London's drinking water comes from the River Thames? We don't recommend leaning over the side to drink it, but it'll give you something else to think about as you watch London's landmarks passing you by on this Thames Circular Cruise.

Take your seat, listen and learn as your guide fills you in on the fascinating and surprising history as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and other British landmarks pass on by. All your favorites are included - Westminster Abbey, the Cabinet War Rooms, the London Eye, the London Aquarium, and the London Dungeon!

Want to stretch your legs? Hop on or hop off the boat at a number of piers along the route. Get a drink at St Katharine's Pier, or stop off at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier or Bankside Pier.

The best way to see the British capital is by boat, and unlike when you walk around in the London drizzle, you don't even have to get wet.

What's included
One-way or return ticket for the Thames Circular Cruise
Live audio commentary from the captain
On-Board Multi-lingual Commentary Service
Refreshments (available in the on-board bar)
Additional info

On-Board Multi-lingual Commentary Service:

  • Connect your smartphone to the onboard WiFi, this is the name of the vessel you are travelling on
  • Go to your browser and type in 'a.com'
  • Once the picture of headphones appears, select your language, click 'continue' and enjoy your audio guide!

Timetable (departure from Westminster Pier):

  • 13 May - 2 September: Every 30 min between 11:00 and 18:30
  • 3 September - 28 October: every 40 minutes between 11:00 and 17:00
  • 29 October - 25 March: weekdays every hour between 11:00 and 15:00, weekends every 40 min between 11:00 and 15:40

Getting There:

Tube lines Central, District, or Jubilee to Westminster Tube Station + 2 minutes walking.

Cancellation policy
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
  • Show your smartphone ticket upon entering boat
  • For reduced tickets please bring a valid ID / student ID
  • With a single ticket, you can hop on and off at Embankment, Festival, Bankside and St. Katharine’s Pier for the Tower of London. A return ticket will get you back to Westminster Pier
Opening hours
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
How to get there
Westminster Pier
Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2JH, London
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Ratings & reviews
11 Reviews
Sep 30, 2018
Easy to use booking system for tickets. Slightly pricey for what you get a 40 min return trip not even all the way to Greenwich pier. Lovely trip to do esp when weather is nice. Guide gave funny/interesting running commentary on the way. Staff friendly & helpful.
Sep 15, 2018
Aug 18, 2018
Was quick and enjoyable tour but loading was a bit slow. Otherwise was fun tour.

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