About this Cruise

The biggest tour boat operator on the River Thames, City Cruises plc provides tourism and leisure passenger services on the River Thames with more than four million passenger journeys taking place every year on its route through the heart of London between Westminster and the Tower of London, then under Tower Bridge and down river to Greenwich – a journey through 2,000 years of liquid history. Now also operating in Poole & York.

Based at Cherry Garden Pier, a historic location in south-east London that was once a part of London’s huge commercial docks dating back to the 1880’s and part of the setting for many of Whistler’s paintings, City Cruises operate a fleet of 17 passenger boats, along with a small fleet of support vessels and barges.

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City Cruises is an award winning sightseeing service provider on the river Thames. They operate sightseeing cruises between Westminster, London Eye (Waterloo), Tower Piers and Greenwich as well as a one day hop-on hop-off service linking London’s major attractions.

Greenwich pier is recommended for visiting the Cutty Sark, the old Royal Naval College including the Painted Hall, the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, the Fan Museum and the Old Royal Observatory. The nearest train stations to Greenwich pier are Cutty Sark on DLR and Greenwich rail station.

Tower pier is ideal for a visiting the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The closest underground station to Tower pier is Tower Hill (Circle and District lines) and Tower Gateway on DLR.

– 100x maximum group size for July & August
– All groups 20+ MUST be booked in advance

Please note: Pre-booked groups DO NOT have Priority Boarding. A confirmed booked does not guarantee departure on the specified time.

Complimentary policy: 01 Tour Leader travels free of charge with 20 paying pax (21st person free of charge) (up to a maximum of 05 free tour leaders per group.)

Student rates apply to persons 17 years or over in full time education and in possession of a valid Student ID Card.

All vouchers MUST be exchanged for tickets at the ticket offices before boarding the boats.

Schedule Restrictions:
No service until 01st April 2021

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Last Updated: 07.01.2021


CHILD POLICY: Child rates apply for children 5-16 years old. Children under 5 years old travel FREE.

​CANCELLATION POLICY: 7 days notice (applying to pre-booked services).