Water activity

London: Westminster to Tower Bridge River Thames Cruise

London: Westminster to Tower Bridge River Thames Cruise

Activity provider: Thames River Sightseeing
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From US$ 14.37 per person

See the sights of London along the banks of the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster Pier to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, and Tower Bridge Quay.

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Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Get fantastic views from the open deck aboard each vessel
  • Listen to live audio commentary during the journey
  • Choose a 1-way trip to Tower Bridge Quay or opt for a round-trip cruise
Full description

Climb aboard a sightseeing boat at Westminster Pier and cruise through the heart of London, admiring the many sights along the River Thames along the way. Stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, and Bankside Pier before arriving at Tower Bridge Quay. Catch sights of St. Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, and much more en route. Choose a 1-way trip to Tower Bridge Quay or opt for a round-trip cruise and return to Westminster. Listen to the live audio commentary from your captain and make use of the state-of-the-art facilities onboard the boat.   Benefit from regular departures from Westminster Pier every hour along with ideal viewing opportunities from the open top deck of the modern "Sapele" and "Mercuria" vessels or the open deck of the traditional "Sarah Kathleen." Each vessel features a bar serving light refreshments to purchase.

  • Sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Tower Bridge Quay
  • Audio commentary
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on-board)
  • Gratuities

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Exact cruise times may vary
  • To access the audioguide you'll need a smartphone. Wi-fi access is available onboard
  • A 1-way journey between Westminster Pier and Tower Bridge Quay takes approximately 25-30 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 626 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Good value for money. 30 min one way journey that points out all the main sights along the river. Only negatives is that the boat stops a few times to pick up people. Was a lovely day but very windy when at the top of the boat so just be prepared. But good value and a great way to travel up to tower hill

April 28, 2022

Trip from Westminister to Tower Bridge was relatively short but packed with interest. Guide gave a well-informed commentary with a light touch which came across as very friendly. Have been to London a few times, but this was our first trip on the River. Very good value and would recommend it highly.

March 25, 2022

Boat was on time. It was clean. The journey was smooth. Bit of bumping as they docked. The guide/Captain gave plenty information on what we were passing. 1 star deducted as it's a bit misleading to say the tour can be 1-2 hours when I was googling it to try get information, when in fact it was 30 minutes.

March 21, 2022

Product ID: 71499