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 (USD14.33) per ticket
Child Ticket: £4.88 to £9.00 (USD7.17) per ticket
Family Ticket: £21.50 to £37.00 (USD31.60) per ticket
Senior Ticket: £6.83 to £11.90 (USD10.04) 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

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 56 reviews

Top 5 reviews of City Cruises

3.0 out of 5 23 April 2016
by George C.

If you are tourist with limited time to spend in London, City Cruises is a good choice in order to see (quite close) many London's monuments on a boat. It is too touristic, I know, but even if you are a Londoner you would really enjoy seeing all the usual buildings along Thames from a distance, while being on Thames :) Try the 24hour ticket that allows you to hop-on/hop off as much as you...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

4.0 out of 5 20 August 2015
by Cassandra Y.

Another great way to sightseeing London is to take the river cruise. You have great view for many architecture. The board ride is about 30 minutes one way. It moves very slow so you have plenty of time to take pictures. Actually it is better way to take pictures distance away so you can see the whole architecture.

There are double decks. Upper deck are open air. More popular because better...more

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