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Westminster To Tower of London: Thames River Circular Cruise

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Go on a sightseeing cruise over the River Thames and enjoy breathtaking views of the city from an open deck boat. Spot iconic monuments such as the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament and learn more about London through live commentary from the captain himself.

Highlights

  • Go on a sightseeing cruise on the Thames from Westminster Pier to St. Katherine’s Pier, next to the iconic Tower of London.
  • Catch stunning views some of London’s most famous monuments, including the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Shard, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, and more.
  • Enjoy live audio commentary from your captain and purchase a refreshing drink at the onboard bar.
  • You can choose between a one-way trip or a return trip.
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Your Experience

Enjoy London Sightseeing from the River Thames

A cruise over the Thames is the perfect way to explore London from a unique vantage point! Step on board a sightseeing cruise and enjoy unparalleled views of some of London’s most iconic sights from an open deck boat. See the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Shard, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre and more on your way to St. Katherine’s Pier, next to the Tower of London.

Enjoy Live Commentary and Refreshments on Board

Live audio commentary provided by your captain will introduce you to London’s fascinating history and give you insight into the attractions you pass along the way. Each sightseeing boat is fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a bar where you can purchase light refreshments. Sit back, relax, and prepare to be amazed by the impressive London architecture and monuments along the banks of the Thames!

Choose A One-Way or Return Ticket

The cruise will stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, and Bankside Pier before arriving at St. Katharine’s Pier, the closest pier to the Tower of London. A one-way ticket is valid for a single boat trip from Westminster Pier to St. Katherine’s Pier. A return ticket allows you to get off at the stops along the way to enjoy the sights at your own leisure before returning non-stop back to Westminster Pier.

Ticket Information

For this experience, you can choose between two variants:

One-way trip: Valid for a single ride from Westminster Pier to St. Katherine’s Pier. Duration: 30 minutes.

Return trip: While the complete round trip takes about an hour, your ticket is valid for 24 hours. This allows you to explore the stops along the way at your own leisure.

Current Events at Tower of London

Tower of London – Knight School 2020

From 15-23 February, visitors to the Tower of London can become Knights of the realm at Knight School. The year is 1471 and the War of the Roses rages on. The Tower of London needs protecting, will you help defend it? Dress as Knights and learn the art of the sword, how to handle amour and even design your own flag! All activities will be included in admission to the Tower of London. Open 9am-4.30pm, last admission 4.00pm (Tuesday-Saturday) and 10am-4.30pm, last admission 4.00pm (Sunday- Monday)

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Inclusions

  • Sightseeing cruise
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • St. Katherine's pier is the closest pier to the Tower of London.

Timings

Between 25 May 2019 and 1 September 2019, cruises depart every 30 minutes from each of the stops during the following times:

  • Westminster Pier: 11:00-18:30
  • Embankment Pier: 11:05-18:35
  • Festival Pier: 11:10-18:40
  • Bankside Pier: 11:25-18:55
  • St. Katharine’s Pier: 11:30-19:00

If you opt for a return trip, cruises will depart from St. Katherine’s Pier for a non-stop trip back to Westminster every 30 minutes (first departure at 11:30 and last departure at 19:00).

Between 2 September 2019 and 27 October 2019, cruises depart every 30 minutes from each of the stops during the following times:

  • Westminster Pier: 11:00-17:00
  • Embankment Pier: 11:05-17:05
  • Festival Pier: 11:10-17:10
  • Bankside Pier: 11:25-17:25
  • St. Katharine’s Pier: 11:30-17:30

If you opt for a return trip, cruises will depart from St. Katherine’s Pier for a non-stop trip back to Westminster every 30 minutes (first departure at 11:30 and last departure at 17:30).

Between 28 October 2019 and 22 March 2020, cruises depart every 30 minutes from each of the stops during the following times on weekdays:

  • Westminster Pier: 11:00-15:00
  • Embankment Pier: 11:05-15:05
  • Festival Pier: 11:10-15:10
  • Bankside Pier: 11:25-15:25
  • St. Katharine’s Pier: 11:30-15:30

If you opt for a return trip, cruises will depart from St. Katherine’s Pier for a non-stop trip back to Westminster every 30 minutes (first departure at 11:30 and last departure at 15:30).

Between 28 October 2019 and 22 March 2020, cruises depart every 30 minutes from each of the stops during the following times on weekends:

  • Westminster Pier: 11:00-15:40
  • Embankment Pier: 11:05-15:45
  • Festival Pier: 11:10-15:50
  • Bankside Pier: 11:25-16:05
  • St. Katharine’s Pier: 11:30-16:10

If you opt for a return trip, cruises will depart from St. Katherine’s Pier for a non-stop trip back to Westminster every 30 minutes (first departure at 11:30 and last departure at 16:10).

Reduced Price Tickets

Tickets for children (between 5 and 15 years old), seniors (above 60) and students (valid student ID card required) are available for a reduced price. A family ticket (for up to 2 adults and 3 children) can also be purchased for a reduced price. Children below 5 years can participate free of charge.

Meeting Point

The meeting point is Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK.

Getting There

The easiest way to reach Westminster Pier is by metro. Take the Circle, District, or Jubilee line to Westminster Station. It is about a two minute walk from the station to the pier.

Accessibility

This sightseeing cruise is wheelchair accessible.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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How To Redeem Your Tickets

You will receive your Westminster To Tower of London River Thames Circular Cruise voucher shortly per e-mail. On the day of your experience, please show your ticket on your mobile phone, along with a valid photo ID, at the meeting point.

Validity

Your cruise tickets are only valid for the date that is selected while booking.

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