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City Cruises

Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7740 0400
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Frequent sightseeing cruises on the River Thames through central London from and to Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich piers on modern, wheelchair-friendly boats. Commentary provided, refreshments and toilets available. One-way, return and all-day, hop-on/hop-off tickets available for adults and children, with special value family tickets for two adults and up to 3 children travelling together. Cruises operate every day of the year (except Christmas Day 25th December) from about 10am until 5-6pm with evening cruises in summer.
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Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7740 0400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I flew into London on a whim, and I had no idea what to do and it was already 5pm. I booked the Sundowner cruise and then felt hesitant that I paid £29 when there was a Groupon deal for a 3-day consecutive pass on...More

Thank NewYorkCityNative
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you got your London Pass, then this is a must do tour. Hop on from the designated ferry station and begin your audio tour. There's plenty to learn from a some fascinating historic facts that you won't get from the Hop On Hop Off...More

Thank Syme0n
Reviewed 3 days ago

A really nice hour long return cruise from the London Eye was turned into a very informative and entertaining show from the tour guide...Vicky !! I thought i knew London but the array of facts she produced was impressive and i learned a lot Her...More

Thank peter j
Reviewed 4 days ago

The City Cruises hour trip from the London Eye was the highlight of our weekend .Awesome tour guide Vicky made the trip unforgettable. I have done various river trips over the years and they are all much the same. So I was surprised to learn...More

1  Thank RozelBay
Reviewed 4 days ago

Caught what we thought was going to be a standard ferry trip from Westminster Pier for a day trip to Greenwich and the commentary there and back was a highlight. Our boat was called Milennium Peace and the crew on the boat there and back...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Myself and my wife spent 10 days in London 14th to 24th Aug, got the London pass and Oyster card, we went for the River Cruise I think on the 2 week, looking forward to going to Grenwich, queued for an hour at least, the...More

Thank martink1503
CityCruises, Manager at City Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comments, City Cruises welcomes your feedback. We completely understand your disappointment and we are very sorry your enjoyment of the sightseeing cruise was affected. We aim to create an extremely comfortable and enjoyable experience for all of our customer. Safety is...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great cruise down the River Thames. The boat wasn't over filled, the snacks & drinks on board were reasonably priced. The commentary was excellent, learnt a lot! The staff were great fun & the sights from the River were lovely. We only...More

Thank Lois L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great way to get a little bit of history of London as you cruise down the Thames. The trip is 1 hour from The London Eye to Greenwich. We chose to go back on the same boat so just had enough time to hop...More

Thank annieandnick
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the best guided tour we went on in London. The guide was very entertaining and knowledge. Weather was perfect and there were interesting things to see. I would definitely do it again.

Thank picturetakingone
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely and clean boat trip up and down the river. The staff are really knowledgable of the area and have details on most of the buildings. Lovely to have a choice of going upstairs or down. A return trip takes a long time from Westminster...More

Thank Sarah D
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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10 August 2017|
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Response from sistersue61 | Reviewed this property |
There wasn't when we travelled, but it may have changed, so worth checking
6 August 2017|
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Response from Wendy F | Reviewed this property |
It's about 60 - 70 minutes
15 June 2017|
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Response from Paul I | Reviewed this property |
What ever time they are scheduled to depart is how long you will have to wait in the queue. They load and unload people relatively quickly, from my experience. I hope this helps.