Daily: Departs every 40 minutes from 10am from Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier. Times may differ seasonally.


Duration from pier to pier is approximately 30 minutes, except from Westminster Pier to London Eye Pier which is 10 minutes




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City Cruises

Departure Point
Victoria Embankment, Westminster
+44 (0)20 7740 0400
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Enjoy unrivalled views of London’s top landmarks aboard City Cruises boats, as you experience some of the most varied river tours on the Thames.

Find out fun facts with guided commentary, as you glide past the city skyline and pick up refreshments from the onboard café-bar. Hop between piers with a 24-hour sightseeing pass, choose one-way or return trips, or make special memories with dining and entertainment cruises.

What will I see?

Two women are leaving Tower Millenium Pier after cruising the Thames aboard a City Cruises boat.

City Cruises’ river boats are designed to give you the best views from the river Thames. Sit back, relax, and take in the sights from the open-air upper deck or the comfortable saloon. 

Spot London icons such as the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. On some routes, you’ll even pass beneath historic Tower Bridge for a unique view. Make sure to follow the entertaining guided commentary to learn more about these landmarks and much more.

The City Cruises sightseeing boat navigates the river Thames with the Shard looming on the background.

You can also see the sights go by as you indulge in one of the various dining cruises, whether a leisurely lunch, an elegant afternoon tea, or a memorable dinner on the river. Come evening, you can also join a range of specialty cruises, including an evening cruise or the spectacular City Cruises Thames Jazz Dinner Cruise.

Look out for themed tours throughout the year, such as Easter, Mother's Day and Christmas. 

How long is the cruise?

Two women are laughing standing on the top deck of one of City Cruises boats in London.

The length of the cruise depends on the route and the ticket type. For hop-on hop-off options, the average time between piers is 40 minutes (except Westminster to London Eye, which is 10 minutes). One-way routes range from around 10 to 30 minutes.

Dining, evening and entertainment cruises last from around 90 minutes to three hours – check the individual City Cruises river cruise times when booking.

Where do the boats depart from?

Two women wearing matching blue tops are walking towards Westminster Pier, one of the departure points of London sightseeing cruises.

Sightseeing cruises depart from Westminster, London Eye, Tower (Tower of London) and Greenwich piers. Dining and entertainment cruises depart from specific piers.

What’s the City Cruises timetable?

Sightseeing cruises run every 20 minutes during peak times and 40 minutes during off-peak times, each day of the week, all year round.

Dining and entertainment cruises are at set times – make sure to check details when booking.

How do I book?

Book your tickets for a City Cruises sightseeing cruise now.

A City Cruises sightseeing boat travels along the Thames, past some of the houses that line the waterways.

Secure your table for a lunch cruise, book your spot for an afternoon tea cruise or purchase tickets for a dinner cruise.

If you’re planning an evening on the Thames, book now for an evening cruise or be prepared for some musical entertainment by reserving tickets for the Thames Jazz Dinner Cruise.

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket Free
Adult Ticket From £23.00 per ticket

24 hour River Red Rover Ticket: Adult (16+): £21.00 Child (5-15): £13.75 Family (2 Adults, 3 Children):£42.25 Freedom Pass holders receive 50% discount on our Sightseeing cruise. Lunch Cruise Adult (16+)from: £39.00 Child (5-15)from: £29.00

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Opening Times

Monday to Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Facilities & Accessibility


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Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Accessible Parking Facilities
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Booking Facilities
Coach parties accepted
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Halal options on menu
Private Dining
Set price menu
Vegetarian options on menu
Payment Facilities
Group rates available