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Evening Cruise on River Thames

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  • Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Thames during the sunset which offers the best views of the city at the best times of the day.
  • Check out the prominent landmarks of the city 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 Sightseeing cruise from Westminster

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£15.80
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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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 six languages. Learn fascinating facts and stories that bring London to life.
  • Sail past Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, and the Tower of London. Each landmark has its own captivating story waiting to be discovered.
  • Uncover quirky facts like the legend of the Tower’s ravens. Marvel at Victorian engineering with Tower Bridge and uncover the secrets of HMS Belfast.
  • Whether you prefer a one-way trip or a round trip, enjoy more time onboard and make the most of your Thames cruise experience.

Inclusions

  • River Thames sightseeing cruise tickets (one-way or round-trip)
  • 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 5%): Westminster Abbey with Audio Guide + River Thames Sightseeing Cruise + Optional London Eye Tickets

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£42.56

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  • Make the most of this unbeatable combo that lets you visit Westminster Abbey, and go on a Thames River cruise, with an optional London Eye visit.
  • Explore the historical treasures of Westminster Abbey, like the Royal Tombs where 30 monarchs are buried, and the College Garden, the oldest in England.
  • Step aboard a relaxing River Thames sightseeing Cruise, and soak in panoramic views of famous London landmarks including the Tower Bridge.
  • Upgrade to take a 30-min spin on the London Eye, Europe's tallest observation wheel, and take in stunning 360-degree views of the London skyline.

Inclusions

Westminster Abbey

  • Westminster Abbey entry tickets
  • Audio guide in Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, Hungarian, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, and English

Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Sightseeing Cruise

  • 1-hour Westminster to Greenwich River Thames sightseeing cruise
  • WiFi audio guide in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin

London Eye

  • 30-min ride on London Eye (optional)
  • London Eye guide (optional)

Westminster Abbey

  • Tip: Look for the Pyx Chamber, where coins were tested for their purity in medieval times.
  • Photography, large suitcases, and bulky items are not allowed inside the Abbey.
  • Entry is permitted free of charge for wheelchair users but some areas of the Abbey are inaccessible to wheelchair users.
  • Pets or animals are not allowed except for guide, assistance, and/or hearing dogs.
  • Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.
  • While there is no strictly enforced dress code, please note that the Abbey is a place of worship, and it is better to be dressed modestly.

Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Sightseeing Cruise

  • Tip: If you want the best photos, aim to sit on the right side of the boat going from Westminster to Greenwich, or on the left side on the way back.
  • This experience is wheelchair-accessible.

London Eye

  • Tip: Make a time-lapse video of your rotation to capture the changing views.
  • Note that children under 2 can go for free but require a ticket to enter.
  • Items that can be taken aboard include briefcases, laptops, baby bags, foldable buggies, and drinking water.
  • Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by adults.
  • Large bags, sharp objects, and items that can cause security hazards are strictly prohibited.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 5%): Up At The O2 + River Thames Sightseeing Cruise Tickets

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  • Gain double the thrill with this cost-effective combo ticket, offering an adventurous climb over The O2 and a scenic Thames River cruise.
  • Experience an exhilarating climb over the iconic O2 Arena, guided by an expert who'll share intriguing facts about the venue's architecture and history.
  • Celebrate your achievement at the summit with a breathtaking 360-degree view of London's landmarks, from The Shard to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
  • Embark on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich, absorbing London's skyline from a unique vantage point on the River Thames.
  • Benefit from multilingual WiFi audio guides providing insights into London's iconic monuments, with the option of a one-way or round-trip ticket.

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Up At The O2

  • Entry to The O2
  • Climb guide
  • Climb jacket & climb shoes (available on request)

River Thames Sightseeing Cruise

  • One-way/round trip River Thames sightseeing cruise
  • WiFi audio guide in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian & Mandarin

Up At The O2

  • Tip: Have a celebratory meal in one of The O2's many eateries after your climb.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 8 years, under the height of 1.2m and over the weight of 21 stone/130kg/286lbs.
  • Maximum measurements required are a waist measurement of 125cm and a maximum upper thigh measurement of 75cm.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the ratios of ages 8 to 17 – 1 adult to 5 minors.
  • Up at The O2 is not suitable for pregnant women.
  • Climbers must not be under the influence of alcohol or legal or illegal substances: You will not be permitted to participate and will not be refunded.
  • You must arrive 15 minutes before your climb time as latecomers cannot be admitted.

River Thames Sightseeing Cruise

  • Tip: Don't forget your binoculars! They're perfect for bird-watching or getting a closer look at London's iconic buildings.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • To access the live commentary you'll need a smartphone.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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.