City Cruises


City Cruises is the No.1 sightseeing tour on the Thames! Our cruises depart every 30 minutes, every day of the week, all year round. City Cruises gives you the freedom to explore the many sights of the river Thames from four fantastic piers near popular attractions: Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich. In addition, you can enjoy lunch, afternoon tea and dinner cruises.

Our fleet of boats are designed to give you the best vantage point of river life. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views either from the open-air upper deck or comfortable saloon. Tickets can be purchased at any City Cruises pier or online.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £9.75 to £18.50 (USD12.83) per ticket
Child Ticket: £4.88 to £9.00 (USD6.42) per ticket
Family Ticket: £21.50 to £37.00 (USD28.29) per ticket
Senior Ticket: £6.83 to £11.90 (USD8.99) per ticket

24 hour River Red Rover Ticket:

Adult (16+): £18.00

Child (5-15): £9.00

Student (16+)/ Senior (60+): £11.90

Family (2 Adults, 3 Children):£36.00

Thames Circular Cruise

Adult (16+): £13.00

Child (5-15): £6.50

Student (16+)/ Senior (60+): £9.10

Lunch Cruise

Adult (16+): £30.00

Child (5-15): £21.00

Afternoon Tea Cruise

Adult (16+): £25.00

Child (5-15): £15.00

Showboat Dinner Cruise

Adult (16+): £79.00

Child (5-15): £79.00

Sundowner Cruise:

Lunch Cruise

Adult (18+): £25.00

Freedom Pass holders receive 50% discount on our Sightseeing cruise tickets. Groups of 20 or more receive 1 Ticket free.

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Opening Times:

Monday - Sunday: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

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Venue Details & Map

City Cruises

Victoria Embankment
+44 (0)20 7740 0400
Public transport:
Tube: Westminster Station Train station: Charing Cross


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Accessible Parking Facilities
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps within building
Booking Facilities
Advance booking only
Cancellation policy
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Stag or hen parties accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Private Dining
Set price menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 62 reviews

Top 5 reviews of City Cruises

1.0 out of 5 23 July 2016
by David L.

Extremely mismanaged by stupid rules set by management. The boat only loaded 10 people and had to leave because the rule said it had to leave on time, leaving hundreds people behind.more

3.0 out of 5 21 June 2016
by Stephanie D.

If you're using this city cruise as transportation with a little bit of sightseeing on the river, then this is a great option albeit expensive.

If you want an actual tour, then this is only ok. Although it might be unfair to compare it, after taking river cruises in NYC and Chicago, this cruise in London paled in comparison due to many reasons. For one, the commentary is very rushed and it's...more

5.0 out of 5 19 April 2016
by Karishma P.

Absolutely loved this cruise. We took it from Tower Bridge to Greenwich and then all the way back to Westminster bridge with a quick stop again at Tower Bridge.

Its a bit expensive as a mode of transport to Greenwich vs the tube, but its an amazing experience and definitely worth trying out at least one way.

There is a bit of recorded commentary and sometimes the crew themselves take a hold...more

4.0 out of 5 12 April 2016
by Donald M.

City cruses is possibly the best and cheapest way to go sight seeing around London.

We where lucky to have a live tour than a pre recorded guide to London.

There is refreshments and snacks available on board and for around £5 you can have a coffee sandwich & crisps, alcohol is extra.

I would definitely do it again.more

3.0 out of 5 3 March 2016
by Nicola H.

We received a free voucher for the cruise when booking our open top bus tour online and with a few hours to kill in the morning beforw our train home we decided to use the voucher.

We boarded at westminster pier and the first cruise sets off at 10am. We decided to take the boat all the way to greenwich which was just over an hr.

Unfortunately the weather was not on our side and it was...more

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