London sightseeing boats

City Cruises

City Cruises sightseeing boatCity Cruises are popular with tourists, but they don’t stop at as many places as Thames Clippers. Read Craig’s review of City Cruises

Westminster/London Eye ↔ Tower of London
Adult (single) £10.25
Adult (return) £14.25
Child (5-15, single) £6.50
Child (5-15, return) £9.50
Infant (under-5) free
Westminster/London Eye ↔ Greenwich
Adult (single) £12.75
Adult (return) £16.75
Child (5-15, single) £8
Child (5-15, return) £10.50
Infant (under-5) free
Tower of London ↔ Greenwich
Adult (single) £10.25
Adult (return) £14.25
Child (5-15, single) £6.50
Child (5-15, return) £9.50
Infant (under-5) free
Red Rover tickets
Family (2 ad+3 ch) £33.75
Adult £16.88
Child (5-15) £10.80
Infant (under-5) free
Note: River Roamer tickets are hop-on, hop-off tickets

From Westminster Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 40 mins from 10 AM to 7.20 PM (Apr-Oct) and 10 AM to 6 PM (Nov-Mar). The last boat to Greenwich is at 4 PM (Apr-Jun, Oct), 4.40 PM (Jul-Sep) and 2.40 PM (Nov-Mar).

From London Eye Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 40 mins from 10.10 AM to 7.30 PM (Apr-Oct) and 10.10 AM to 6.10 PM (Nov-Mar). The last boat to Greenwich is at 4.10 PM (Apr-Jun, Oct), 4.50 PM (Jul-Sep) and 2.50 PM (Nov-Mar).

From Tower Millennium Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 40 mins from 10.10 AM to 4.50 PM (Apr-Jun, Oct), 10.10 AM to 5.30 PM (Jul-Sep) and 10.10 AM to 3.30 PM (Nov-Mar).

From Tower Millennium Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 40 mins from 10 AM to 6.35 PM (Apr-Jun, Oct), 10.10 AM to 7.15 PM (Jul-Sep) and 10.10 AM to 5.15 PM (Nov-Mar).

From Greenwich Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 40 mins from 10.30 AM to 5.50 PM (Apr-Jun, Oct), 10.30 AM to 6.30 PM (Jul-Sep) and 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM (Nov-Mar).

Their website can be found at: City Cruises website.

Thames River Services (TRS)

A TRS ferry boat in LondonThames River Services are use smaller boats than City Cruises so they don’t get so packed out. Read Craig’s review of TRS

Westminster ↔ Greenwich
Adult (single) £12.50
Adult (return) £16.50
Child (5-15, single) £6.25
Child (5-15, return) £8.25
Westminster ↔ Thames Barrier/Greenwich
Adult (single) £14
Adult (return) £17
Child (5-15, single) £7
Child (5-15, return) £8.50
St. Katharine’s ↔ Greenwich
Adult (single) £10
Adult (return) £14
Child (5-15, single) £5
Child (5-15, return) £7
St. Katharine’s ↔ Thames Barrier/Greenwich
Adult (single) £12.25
Adult (return) £16
Child (5-15, single) £6.13
Child (5-15, return) £8

From Westminster Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 40 mins from 10.20 AM to 3 PM (Jan-Feb), every 30 mins from 10 AM to 4 PM (Apr-May, Sep-Oct), every 30 mins from 10 AM to 5 PM (Jun-Aug) and every 40 mins from 10.20 AM to 3.30 PM (Nov-Dec, Mar).

From St. Katharine’s Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 30 mins from 10.20 AM to 4.20 PM (Apr-May, Sep-Oct) and every 30 mins from 10.20 AM to 5.20 PM (Jun-Aug).

From Greenwich Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 40 mins from 11.20 AM to 4 PM (Jan-Feb), every 30 mins from 11 AM to 5 PM (Apr-May, Sep-Oct), every 30 mins from 11 AM to 6 PM (Jun-Aug) and every 40 mins from 11.20 AM to 4.30 PM (Nov-Dec, Mar).

Their website is at: thamesriverservices.co.uk.

Thames Clippers

A Thames Clipper boat on the ThamesThames Clipper is supposed to be a bus service on water, aimed at commuters more than sight-seers. Craig’s review of the Thames Clipper

Thames Clippers – Single tickets
Adult (cash) £8.30 to £9.90
Adult (with travelcard) £5.55 to £6.60
Adult (with Oyster) £6.50 to £7.50
Adult (with Freedom Pass) £3.25 to £3.75
Child (5-15, cash) £4.15 to £4.95
Child (5-15, with travelcard) £2.75 to £3.30
Infant (under-5) free
Note: Single tickets vary in price, depending on which stops you travel between
Thames Clippers – River Roamer tickets
Family (2 ad+up to 3 ch, cash) £38
Adult (cash) £19
Adult (with travelcard) £12.70
Adult (with Freedom Pass) £9.50
Child (5-15, cash) £9.50
Child (5-15, with travelcard) £6.35
Infant (under-5) free
Note: River Roamer tickets are hop-on, hop-off tickets, and are valid from 9 AM

For Putney Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 20-30 mins from 5.50 AM to 9.30 PM (Mon-Fri). They do not run on Sat-Sun.

From Embankment Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 20 mins from 7.14 AM to 11.28 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 9-24 mins from 9.31 AM to 11.31 (Sat-Sun).

From London Eye Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 20 mins from 7.09 AM to 11.39 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 9-26 mins from 9.43 AM to 11.45 PM (Sat-Sun).

From Bankside Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 18-40 mins from 7.45 AM to 11.50 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 30 mins from 10.19 AM to 11.55 PM (Sat-Sun).

From London Bridge Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 17-21 mins from 7.28 AM to 11.54 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 12-29 mins from 9.54 AM to 11.59 PM (Sat-Sun).

From Tower Millennium Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 19-40 mins from 7.31 AM to 11.59 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 12-29 mins from 9.58 AM to 00.03 PM (Sat-Sun).

From Tower Millennium Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 20 mins from 6.28 AM to 11.10 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 9-24 mins from 9.14 AM to 11.14 PM (Sat-Sun).

From Canary Wharf Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 20 mins from 6.18 AM to 11 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 30-45 mins from 9.05 AM to 11.05 PM (Sat-Sun).

From Greenwich Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 20-30 mins from 6.06 AM to 10.48 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 13-28 mins from 8.55 AM to 10.55 PM (Sat-Sun).

From North Greenwich Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 20 mins from 5.58 AM to 10.40 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 15-25 mins from 8.45 AM to 10.45 PM (Sat-Sun).

Their website can be found at: thamesclippers.com.

Jason’s Canal Trip

Jason’s canal boat tripJason’s Canal Trip operate colourful barges between Little Venice and Camden. Read Craig’s review of Jason’s Canal Trip

Single tickets
Adult (single) £10
Senior (over-65) £9
Child (4-13) £9
Infant (under 4) free
Return tickets
Adult (single) £15
Senior (over-65) £14
Child (4-13) £14
Infant (under 4) free

From Little Venice – 10.30 AM, 12.30 PM and 2.30 PM (Mon-Sun, Apr-early Nov); extra boat at 4.30 PM (Sat-Sun, Jun-Aug only)

From Camden Lock – 11.15 AM, 1.15 PM and 3.15 PM (Mon-Sun, Apr-early Nov); extra boat at 5.15 PM (Sat-Sun, Jun-Aug only)

Their website can be found at: jasons.co.uk.

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