Hop-on Hop-off Thames River Cruise
Enjoy an unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off cruise experience on the River Thames! Cruise on the calm waters and take in the London’s splendor and glory and revel in the magic of its attractions. With multiple stops from where you can Hop-On Hop-Off, you’re going to love seeing the city from the water. A rather refreshing perspective on a city otherwise infamous for ‘gloomy weather’, the Thames banks add to the charm by showcasing a vast repertoire of London’s most popular attraction. Sit back and relax as you take in the city’s iconic monuments, the buzzing traffic and its people from the comfort of a relaxing cruise. Cruising London has never seen this scenic!
- Get unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off access between 5 piers in London
- Enjoy panoramic views of London and its attractions including the Big Ben, London Eye, Houses of Parliament and more
- Free onboard commentary available in six languages allowing to learn more about the city and its heritage
- Cruise in the comfort of the inner saloon or the open-air deck
- Freedom to plan your own itinerary in London.
A scenic day touring London by boat, might be simple enough to describe your experience, but that does not do justice to what you’ll actually be experiencing. Relax and enjoy panoramic vistas of River Thames and its incredible banks as you go on sightseeing tour of London’s top riverside attractions.
What’s more, the sightseeing vessels feature a live commentary onboard which is fully equipped to handle multilingual commentary in six different languages. You can lounge on the open-deck or relax in the comfortable cabin indoors, and with either option your stunning views are guaranteed.
However, the standout of this ticket is the freedom it gives you to explore the city at your own place. With unlimited Hop-on Hop-off across select stations on Thames, you can take in the city’s riverside attractions one at a time, without having to worry about transport. Additionally, you can even indulge in the bar on board to add a certain sense of excitement and adventure to your day.
Top 5 Must-See Riverside Attractions
Tower of London: - Tower Pier/St.Katharine Pier A historic castle located on the north bank of Thames, the Tower of London was built in 1078 AD by William the Conqueror. Steeped in the history of the British royal family, you’ll be able to view the Crown Jewels, Visit the Bloody Tower and learn secrets about London’s bloody royal past.
London Eye - Westminster Pier London’s most recognizable site on the banks of the Thames, London Eye is a must-see attraction in the city. Known for its panoramic views of the cityscape with breathtaking sights of St. James Park, Buckingham Palace and more, the London Eye is the world’s highest observation wheel. Be sure to visit this on your tour of London!
Palace of Westminster - Westminster Pier Famous for housing the House of Commons and House of Lords, the Palace of Westminster is one of the city’s most noteworthy buildings. Built in 1016 AD and then rebuilt in 1876 after a fire destroyed it, the Palace of Westminster is a dominating site which conquers London’s cityscape. A UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for housing famous frescos and stoneworks, this is a must-visit site in the city.
Shakespeare’s Globe: - Bankside Pier A complex housing a reconstruction of the fabled Globe Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe is an attraction which oozes charm. Visit the reconstructed theatre on the Bankside and learn all about the art of staging a play. If you plan your visit right, you can even enjoy a themed afternoon tea at the venue.
Oxo Tower - Embankment Pier A prominent tower on the south bank of River Thames, Oxo Tower is famous for its Art Deco design. Today the tower hosts a famous gallery known for its collection of photographs, design and architecture, along with a series of design, arts and crafts shops. A continuous riverside walkway passed in front of the building, linking it to Festival Hall, National Theatre, Tate Modern and Globe Theatre.
- Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off cruise tickets
Know Before You Go
Hop-On Hop-Off Piers
The sightseeing service runs a full circle between Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier and St. Katharine Pier; returning back to Westminster without any breaks.
The Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise service runs daily between 9 AM and 5 PM.
You can board any of the three boats listed ahead: Sapele, Mercuria and Sarah Kathleen.
The entire cruise route, without any breaks, takes an hour to complete.
All boats are accessible via a wheelchair.
Your Hop-On Hop-Off Cruise ticket is valid only for the date for which you’ve scheduled the booking.
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be cancelled/refunded once the booking has been confirmed.
How To Use Your Ticket
You will receive an email with your Hop-on Hop-off Cruise ticket voucher shortly. Please take a print of this. We know it sucks, we’re trying to get this changed soon.
After you’ve taken the print, you can proceed to any of the piers mentioned below and show your ticket and the ticketing kiosk. Exchange your printed voucher for the actual ticket at any time between 9 AM and 5 PM, and enjoy your Hop-on Hop-off Cruise experience.
Hop-On Hop-Off Station List
- Westminster Pier
- Embankment Station
- Festival Pier
- Bankside Pier
- St. Katharine Pier
Westminster Pier, London
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