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Thames River Evening Cruise with Sunset Views, Sparking Wine & Canapés

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  • Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Thames during the sunset, which offers the city's best views at the best times of the day.
  • Check out the city's prominent landmarks from the water including the London Eye, Big Ben, London Bridge, and more.
  • Relish a selection of delicious canapes and sparkling wine as you relax on the Thames evening cruise.
  • Head indoors and witness the breathtaking cityscape while enjoying a live pop, rock, swing, or funk performance.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour evening cruise on the Thames
  • Sparkling wine or soft drink on arrival
  • A selection of cold canapés served throughout the evening
  • Live music performances on board

Exclusions

  • Additional drinks
  • Transport to and from the pier
  • Children aged 13 and under are not allowed on the cruise.
  • Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
  • This cruise is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The staff can cater vegetarian food but is unable to cater for any other allergens or dietary requirements on this cruise.
  • Wear smart casual attire, and carry a windcheater as it gets pretty windy and chilly on the river.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Thames River Afternoon Cruise with Tea & Scones

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  • Experience a classic English tea on a relaxing 90-minute Thames cruise starting from Tower Pier.
  • Indulge in scones with clotted cream, delectable pastries, and more, while savoring unlimited cups of tea and coffee. A treat for your taste buds!
  • See the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben, and learn the stories behind these historic sites via the pre-recorded commentary.

Inclusions

  • Admission to the cruise
  • A selection of snacks and drinks (menu here)
  • Live or pre-recorded commentary

Exclusions

  • Transportation to the pier
  • If an infant aged 2 and below would like to have a seat and be served a meal, they will be charged the child rate.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Thames River Lunch Cruise with 2-course Meal, Coffee & Tea

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  • Enjoy an afternoon cruise along the River Thames and take in breathtaking views of London from the waters.
  • The friendly staff on board the cruise will serve up a delicious two-course lunch for your culinary pleasure.
  • Gasp in awe as you enjoy the 360-degree view of the river from the deck.
  • Cruise past various well-known sights including the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, and gain a different perspective on them from the waters.

Inclusions

  • Admission to the cruise
  • 2-course meal with tea and coffee (menu here)
  • Live or recorded commentary

Exclusions

  • Transportation to the pier
  • If you wish to have the vegetarian option, please choose the relevant option at the time of checkout.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise from Westminster

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  • Hop on this Thames cruise and see London’s iconic sights like Big Ben, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge from a whole new, stunning perspective.
  • Choose between live English commentary or WiFi audio guides available in 6 languages. Learn fascinating facts and stories that bring London to life.
  • Whether you prefer a one-way trip or a round trip, enjoy more time onboard and make the most of your Thames cruise experience.
  • Pick the perfect drop-point for your adventure—either Tower Bridge or Greenwich, whichever suits you best!
  • Sail past Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, and the Tower of London. Each landmark has its own captivating story waiting to be discovered.

Inclusions

  • One-way or round-trip River Thames sightseeing cruise (as per option selected)
  • WiFi audio guide (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin)
  • Don't forget to bring your smartphone to access the live audio commentary and enhance your cruise experience.
  • Please note that the exact cruise times might vary, so double-check before you set sail.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 10%): London Eye + Thames River Cruise Tickets

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  • Save money and see London's must-sees with this combo ticket. Ride the London Eye and cruise the Thames River to see the city from 2 angles.
  • Reaching 135 meters high on a 30-minute London Eye ride, you can also upgrade for fast-track access and skip the queues.
  • A sports fan? Look out for the London Stadium or The Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC, to the north side of the city.
  • Swap the concrete jungle for the River Thames on a 40-minute cruise, gliding beside landmarks like the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben.
  • Hear tales of royalty, rebellions, and architectural marvels as you sail from the onboard live commentary or multilingual audio guide.

Inclusions

London Eye

  • Standard/fast-track entry to the London Eye (based on option selected)
  • 30-min ride on the London Eye
  • London Eye guide (free download on iOS)

River Cruise

  • 40-minute Thames River cruise
  • English-speaking guide
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Czech, Hindi, Polish, and Portuguese
  • British sign language guide on deck

Exclusions

River Cruise

  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on board)

London Eye

  • Tip: After your London Eye ride, visit the Jubilee Gardens nearby to see a variety of insects like butterflies and ladybugs.
  • Your London Eye ticket is valid for 90 days following your River Cruise.
  • Large bags, sharp objects, and items that can cause security hazards are not allowed.
  • Children aged under 18 years must be accompanied by adults.
  • Children aged under 2 years can go for free but require a ticket to enter.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Guests with accessible needs are entitled to a free carer ticket with valid documentation.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.

River Cruise

  • Tip: As you cruise past Butler's Wharf, be sure to look out for colorful murals adorning the warehouses, a haven for local street art.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Tootbus: London Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Thames River Cruise

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  • Ride and stop as you please unlimited times on your London trip with the 24/48/72-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour.
  • Hop on a bus every 15 to 40 mins and explore London with 3 routes and 40+ stops, your adventure awaits at every corner.
  • The cherry on top? Immerse the allure of the Thames River with a sightseeing river cruise.
  • Admire city views from the eco-friendly double-decker buses, equipped with multilingual audio guides for adults and kids.
  • Popular stops include The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and more.

Inclusions

  • 24/48/72-hour hop-on hop-off tour
  • Access to Yellow, Blue & Green routes
  • Thames River cruise
  • 3 self-guided walking tours
  • Audio guide in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian, Chinese, Russian & Arabic
  • Kid's audio guide in English & French (only on Yellow route)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free earphones made from recyclable materials
  • Mobile app with a detailed map and live bus tracking
  • Discounted family tickets

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  • Entry to attractions

Please click here for detailed route maps and boarding points.

You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket.

Yellow route

  • First bus: 8:30am from Coventry Street
  • Last bus: 7pm from Coventry Street (Note: until Sep 27, the last bus is from 7pm to 8pm)
  • Frequency: 10-15 mins
  • Popular stops: London Eye, Buckingham Palace

Royal Blue route

  • First bus: 8:30am from Grosvenor Gardens
  • Last bus: 6:20pm from Grosvenor Gardens (Note: until Sep 27, the last bus is from 5pm-6:20pm)
  • Frequency: 15-20 mins
  • Popular stops: Parliament Street, Harrods

Green route

  • First bus: 8:35am from Wyndham's Theatre
  • Last bus: 7:30pm from Wyndham's Theatre (Note: until Sep 27, the last bus is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm)
  • Frequency: 30 mins
  • Popular stops: British Museum, Bedford Place

Thames River cruise

Tower Pier

  • First boat: 10am from Tower Pier
  • Last boat: 5:15pm from Tower Pier
  • Frequency: 40 mins
  • Popular stops: Westminster Pier

Westminster Pier

  • First boat: 10am from Westminster Pier
  • Last boat: 6pm from Westminster Pier
  • Frequency: 40 mins
  • Popular stops: London Eye & Tower Pier
  • Tip: Explore a local market or two. Borough Market and Portobello Road Market are treasure troves of food, antiques, and local finds.
  • The buses run on biodiesel and qualify as ultra-low emission.
  • You can access the self-guided walking tours on the Tootbus app, which takes you through Kensington Gardens, 2 royal palaces including Buckingham Palace, and the south bank of Thames River.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome on the buses, pets and small dogs must be seated at your knees.
  • Children aged 4 and under can travel for free, if they don't need a separate seat.
  • You can use your tickets on any day before the tour date. However, just keep in mind that they cannot be redeemed if the first day of travel has already passed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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London Explorer Pass by Go City: Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

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  • Get ready for an amazing London adventure with the London Explorer Pass which covers top attractions and hop-on hop-off passes with maximum savings.
  • Unlock up to 50% savings on admission tickets for iconic attractions such as the London Eye, The Tower of London, Up At The O2, and Tower Bridge.
  • Explore the best of London including Kew Gardens, London Aquarium, Westminster Abbey, The London Dungeon, and other popular attractions.
  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of picking from different passes offering entry to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions in London.

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  • Access to 2/3/4/5/6/7 attractions
  • Museums: London Transport Museum, Charles Dickens Museum, The Guards Museum & more
  • Zoos: London Zoo, SEA LIFE London Aquarium & more
  • Landmarks: London Eye, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & more
  • Bus tours and cruises: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Jason’s Canal Boat Trip, City Cruises Thames River Pass & more
  • Guided tours: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour, London Stadium Tour, Royal Albert Hall Tour & more
  • Activities: London Bridge Experience, Ice-skating at QUEENS, Solve A Mystery: the Murder at Buckingham Palace & more
  • Digital guidebook, map, and attraction information via Go City app
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  • Airport transfers
  • Public transport
  • You can cancel your pass within 90 days of purchase and get a full refund if it hasn't been activated yet.
  • Some attractions require advance bookings.
  • You can visit each attraction only once daily.
  • The app is available in English, French, German, and Spanish.
  • Children under 5 get the pass for free.
  • First, download the Go City App. Follow the instructions on your order confirmation to sync your pass with the Go City app.
  • Once you visit your first attraction, your pass will be activated! Feeling old school? You can also print your pass at home using the link in your confirmation email. You can also show this version of your pass on your phone.
  • The Go City app has loads of handy features to help you plan your itinerary, check attraction opening times, and reserve (where required).

Validity

  • Before activation: Valid for 60 days from the date of purchase.
  • After activation: Your pass is activated as soon as you visit your 1st attraction. The pass can be activated within 2 years from the date of purchase.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 90 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • These tickets are valid for 24 months from the date of purchase.
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Thames River Evening Cruise | "Greasing the Thames with gold"

The River Thames, a ribbon of history snaking through the heart of London, has long been a source of inspiration for poets and artists. While Alfred Noyes, in his poem "On the Embankment," captured the stark contrast between the merriment within warm interiors and the harsh realities on the cold streets, his words also held a truth about the Thames itself:

“Within, it was colour and laughter, warmth and wine. Without, it was darkness, hunger and bitter cold…”

Noyes might have highlighted societal disparity, but the magic he hinted at within – the warmth, the laughter, the vibrant life –  perfectly embodies the experience of a Thames River Evening Cruise. As the city lights shimmer on the water and the gentle current carries you along, you’ll encounter the evening of a lifetime, coupled with sparkling wine, canapes, and live music.

Know your pier

How to get there?

Boarding Point: The Tower Pier (EC3N 4DT)

Address: Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK | Find on Maps

Getting there:

  • By Bus: If you're taking the bus, hop off at the Tower of London (Stop TB). It's just a quick 2-minute walk to the boarding point. Look for buses 15 & N15.
  • By Metro: For subway travelers, head to Tower Hill station. It's only a 4-minute walk to the boarding point. Catch the Circle or District line to get here.

Which seat is best for you?

Most cruise boats have both indoor and outdoor seating with two-by-two seats.

For the best selfie spots, pick an outdoor seat for uninterrupted views and perfect photo sessions if you don't mind the somewhat harsh weather. However, it's a good idea to wear clothes that dry quickly if you fear you might get wet.

If you are picking an indoor seat, choose a window seat, especially if you're traveling solo, for a great view. Indoor seats are also great if you think it may rain but want to go on a cruise. These indoor spaces are also heated and most cruise boats are equipped with a full-licensed bar.

What to wear on a Thames River Evening Cruise?

  • The dress code on most Thames River Evening Cruises is smart casual attire. However, feel free to dress more formally for any special occasion.
  • Choose comfortable attire that allows freedom of movement. 
  • It's also advisable to dress in layers as London's weather can be quite unpredictable. This way you can add on more layers if the weather gets chilly.
  • Don't forget hats and sunscreen if you are opting for a cruise during the day, especially in the summer.
  • Carry a small bag for your sunscreen, water bottle, and camera.

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Lunch cruise
Starts at 11:45am. 1 hr. 45 mins. duration. Lunch cruises tend to be longer to accommodate the meal service
You want to explore more of the waterfront and landmarks compared to a shorter sightseeing cruise, without having to worry about food. You can also choose from a selection of dishes, including vegetarian options.
Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral
Sightseeing cruise
12pm to 5pm. 30 mins duration. Operates throughout the day, allowing you to choose between daytime views or sunset cruises
You want to listen to detailed commentary about the landmarks without tiring your legs! If you're prone to seasickness, a shorter sightseeing cruise might be a safer bet.
London Eye, National Theatre, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf
What to do after your Thames River Evening cruise?

Riverside restaurants in London to try out after your Thames River Evening Cruise

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta

  • Location: C3, Ivory House St Katharine Docks
  • Enjoy a harbourside lunch at this fresh pasta joint in St Katharine Dock. Watch yachts and pleasure cruises while you dine.

High Timber

  • Location: 8 High Timber Street, London EC4V 3PA
  • Located off the north elevation of the Millennium Bridge, this Thameside restaurant offers a South African-inspired menu. Sip on Jordan Chardonnay while enjoying stunning sunset views.

Caravel

  • Location: 172 Shepherdess Walk, London N1 7JL
  • Set on a former Dutch barge in Islington, this restaurant offers seasonal drinks and small dishes. Don't miss Bruno's, the adjacent cocktail bar.

Hawley Wharf

  • Location: 1 Dockray Place, London NW1 8QH
  • Explore Camden Market's new canalside area with an array of street food traders. Enjoy your meal while gazing across the canal.

The Lighterman

  • Location: 3 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH
  • Named after Victorian Lightermen, this King's Cross restaurant boasts multiple terraces overlooking the Regent's Canal. Enjoy a modern British/European menu.

Rotunda

  • Location: 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG
  • This King's Cross gem offers farm-to-table dining with beef and lamb sourced directly from their farm in Northumbria. Enjoy their massive wraparound terrace with canal views.

Frequently asked questions about Thames River Evening Cruise

Do you need to book in advance for a Thames evening cruise?

Yes, booking your tickets online beforehand is essential for a Thames evening cruise. This ensures you have a spot on the boat and avoids any disappointment on arrival.

How long is a Thames evening cruise?

Thames evening cruises typically last for two hours. This allows you ample time to relax, enjoy the sights, and take in the beautiful scenery along the river.

What should I wear on a Thames dinner cruise?

Smart casual attire is ideal for a Thames dinner cruise. It's a chance to dress up a bit, whether you're celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a date night, or starting your evening before heading out for dinner elsewhere. Avoid wearing flip-flops, ripped jeans, or overly casual leisurewear.

How much does a Thames Evening Cruise cost?

Prices for Thames evening cruises start from £35.10 per person. The exact cost can vary depending on the company you choose, the cruise duration, and any special inclusions like meals or entertainment.

Is there a toilet on board a Thames Evening Cruise?

Absolutely! Your comfort is important, so all Thames evening cruise boats have fully equipped toilets onboard.

Is there a bar on board a Thames Evening Cruise?

Yes, you'll find a fully stocked bar onboard most Thames evening cruises. This allows you to purchase drinks and snacks throughout your journey.