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.

Westminster pier is idear for visiting Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Horseguards, Whitehall, the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms. The closest underground station is Westminster (Circle, District and Jubilee lines).

Waterloo (London Eye) pier is by the EDF Energy London Eye and near the Frolence Nightingale Museum, County Hall (including the London Aquarium) and the South Bank Arts Centre including the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward gallery and the National Theatre. the nearest underground station is Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines).

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.

Complimentary policy: Tour Leaders travel free of charge with 20 paying pax (up to a maximum of 05 free tour leaders per group.)

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

Reduced service:
All sightseeing cruises operate FRI-SUN ONLY. No Greenwich service at all.

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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).