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) £15.25
Child (5-15, single) £6.50
Child (5-15, return) £10
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) £15.25
Child (5-15, single) £6.50
Child (5-15, return) £10
Infant (under-5) free
Red Rover tickets
Family (2 ad+3 ch) £37.50
Adult £18.75
Child (5-15) £12
Infant (under-5) free
Note: River Roamer tickets are hop-on, hop-off tickets

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

For London Eye Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 40 mins from 10.10 AM to 6.10 PM (Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec) and 10 AM to 7.30 PM (Jul-mid Sep). The last boat to Greenwich is at 2.50 PM (Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec), 4.10 PM (Apr-Jun, mid Sep-Oct) and 4.50 PM (Jul-mid Sep).

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

For Tower Millennium Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 35-40 mins from 10 AM to 5.15 PM (Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec), 10 AM to 6.55 PM (Apr-Jun, mid Sep-Oct) and 10 AM to 7.35 PM (Jul-mid Sep).

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

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) £12.75
Adult (return) £16.75
Child (5-15, single) £8
Child (5-15, return) £10.50
Westminster ↔ Thames Barrier/Greenwich
Adult (single) £14
Adult (return) £17
Child (5-15, single) £9.80
Child (5-15, return) £12.50
St. Katharine’s ↔ Greenwich
Adult (single) £10.25
Adult (return) £15.25
Child (5-15, single) £6.50
Child (5-15, return) £10
St. Katharine’s ↔ Thames Barrier/Greenwich
Adult (single) £12.25
Adult (return) £16
Child (5-15, single) £6.13
Child (5-15, return) £8

For Westminster Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every hour from 10 AM to 4 PM (Jan-Feb), every 30 mins from 10 AM to 4 PM (Mar-May, Sep-Dec), and every 30 mins from 10 AM to 5 PM (Jun-Aug). The last boat to the Thames Barrier is at 2.30 PM (Apr-Oct)

For St. Katharine’s Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every hour from 10.20 AM to 4.20 PM (Jan-Feb), every 30 mins from 10.20 AM to 4.20 PM (Mar-May, Sep-Dec), and every 30 mins from 10.20 AM to 5.20 PM (Jun-Aug). The last boat to the Thames Barrier is at 2.50 PM (Apr-Oct)

For Greenwich Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 30-60 mins from 11 AM to 5 PM (Jan-May, Sep-Dec), and every 30-60 mins from 11 AM to 6 PM (Jun-Aug).

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

Single tickets
Adult (cash) £8.40 to £9.90
Adult (with travelcard) £5.60 to £6.60
Adult (with Oyster) £6.50 to £7.50
Adult (with Freedom Pass) £3.25 to £3.75
Child (5-15, cash) £4.20 to £4.95
Child (5-15, with travelcard) £2.80 to £3.30
Infant (under-5) free
Note: Single tickets vary in price, depending on which piers you travel between
River Roamer tickets
Adult (cash) £19.50
Adult (with travelcard) £13
Adult (with Freedom Pass) £9.75
Child (5-15, cash) £9.75
Child (5-15, with travelcard) £6.50
Infant (under-5) free
Note: River Roamer tickets are valid from 9 AM and can be used as hop-on, hop-off tickets

For Putney Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 20-30 mins from 6.10 AM to 9.30 PM (Mon-Fri). They do not run on Sat-Sun.

For Embankment Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 12-20 mins from 7.09 AM to 10.36 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 9-24 mins from 9.31 AM to 11.31 (Sat-Sun).

For London Eye Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 12-20 mins from 7.04 AM to 10.47 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 9-26 mins from 9.43 AM to 11.45 PM (Sat-Sun).

For Bankside Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 17-63 mins from 7.18 AM to 10.58 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 30 mins from 10.19 AM to 11.55 PM (Sat-Sun).

For London Bridge Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 10-21 mins from 7.22 AM to 11.02 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 12-29 mins from 9.54 AM to 11.59 PM (Sat-Sun).

For Tower Millennium Pier (towards Greenwich) – Boats leave every 11-34 mins from 7.27 AM to 11.07 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 12-29 mins from 9.58 AM to 00.03 PM (Sat-Sun).

For Tower Millennium Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 17-30 mins from 6.23 AM to 10.18 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 30-45 mins from 9.14 AM to 11.14 PM (Sat-Sun).

For Canary Wharf Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 20-30 mins from 6.13 AM to 10.08 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 30-45 mins from 9.05 AM to 11.05 PM (Sat-Sun).

For Greenwich Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 20-30 mins from 6.01 AM to 9.56 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 13-45 mins from 8.55 AM to 10.55 PM (Sat-Sun).

For North Greenwich Pier (towards Westminster) – Boats leave every 20-30 mins from 5.53 AM to 9.48 PM (Mon-Fri), and every 13-30 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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