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LONDON'S NO1 CIRCULAR CRUISE ON THE THAMES

See the heart of London on a circular river cruise with lovely views and scores of landmarks, including Tower Bridge and Big Ben.

Step aboard at Tower Pier or Bankside Pier for a 50 minute circular tour towards Westminster and back. Perfect if you like to experience London from a totally different perspective. Enjoy the fantastic views from our open deck or relax in a heated saloon before taking refreshment at the bar. You'll be treated to a live commentary in English as you travel past London's landmarks. 
 

Thames Circular Cruise

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Cruise Details

Departure

The cruise departs daily from Bankside pier and Tower pier.

 

Ticket Prices

From Tower Pier

 
 
Online Price
 
Adult (17+)
£11.70
 
Child (5-16)
£5.85
 
Infant (0-4)
£0.00
 
Student (17+)
£8.19
 
Senior (60+)
£8.19
 
Family (2A + 3C)
£23.40
 

From Bankside Pier

 
 
Online Price
 
Adult (17+)
£11.70
 
Child (5-16)
£5.85
 
Infant (0-4)
£0.00
 
Student (17+)
£8.19
 
Senior (60+)
£8.19
 
Family (2A + 3C)
£23.40
 

Please note the audio guide is not available on this cruise however you will be entertained by a live commentary in English while you travel past London's landmarks. 

Please note that some discounts are only at pier level such as travel card deals and freedom passes and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
 

Sightseeing Timetable

Sightseeing cruises depart every 30 minutes from piers at Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich. We also run circular cruises from Tower and Bankside pier.

12:15 13:15 14:15 15:15 16:15*
10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40 17:20 18:00 18:40
10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40 17:20 18:00 18:40
10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40 17:20 18:00
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10 16:50
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 13:55 14:50 15:30 16:10 16:50 17:30A 18:10 18:50 19:30
12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00
10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10 16:50 17:30
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40 17:20 18:00 18:40
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40 17:20 18:00 18:40 19:20
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40 17:20 18:00 18:40 19:20
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40A

* Extra sailing on Monday and Tuesday only.


 

A: Not on Fridays. 

Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any changes to advertised services. 

Independent reviews by feefo
Thames Circular Cruise

  • 21-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Very informative tour


    15-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    We did have a lovely afternoon weather wise which definately helped and with a commentary from one of the crew on the return journey we knew exactly what we were looking at. Can't wait for next year when we want to go the other way to Greenwich.


    12-Jul-2016

    ★★

    There was hardly any commentary on our cruise. We sailed from Tower to the brdige before westminster in silence then after the boat turned we had a bit of rushed commentary for about 10mins of the 50 minute tour. Would have been much better to even have a tape recording to listen to as we sailed up and down the river. I have not been to London before so I was disappointed I did not get to hear much about the buildings or history etc.


    12-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    could spend all day on the boats!


    12-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    We bought a combination Tower of London and River Cruise ticket, but no one asked to see it on board. As a result, we didn't get the Tower tickets printed, and had to make a trip back to the Pier to get the rest of our tickets. A considerable delay, but the staff were very helpful and kind. Please have your staff take tickets on the boat and print the second attraction tickets in the first place! Thanks.


    12-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Very interesting seeing all the London landmarks and having a commentary made it more enjoyable and fun. We'd definitely go again and would recommend it.


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★

    The cruise was good and the option to sit inside as well as topside also. The wait to board was long as the vessel was over 1 hr late otherwise it was well worth the money. Hope to go on the dinner cruise in the near future


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    The commentary was excellent, but could have been a bit longer.


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Very interesting and restful.. Hilarious and fascinating commentary, much better than the so-called 'trained' guides.


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Very nice n clean boat/ship onboard staff very helpful n friendly


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    As above


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Good


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    really enjoyed it, it was great fun. thought we'd be travel sick but it was really smooth so we were fine. we could see lots of sights from the boat, and the fella doing the commentary was fun, it was very good overall, we would do another one, a longer one probably, and we would recommend it very much


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★

    The tour would have been fine, but as it wasn't fully booked they put people on it who were just going one way. This meant a long delay and having to hear the same commentary twice. It took half an hour longer than planned - not great when you've planned a full day.


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Booked as a birthday treat for my daughter, and it was a truly enjoyable experience. Thank-you.


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★

    The guide was quite a comedian which made up for the lack of information. Would have been nice to have gone right to the Houses of Parliament.


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was amazing, great to see London from a different perspective. Also, the tour guide was really good and I wouldn't have spotted half of the things he said by myself. It was definitely worth the money


    11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    good value and commentry


  • 07-Jul-2016

    ★★★★

    Good


    07-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Great fun informative and entertaining thank you


    07-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Really good way to see London.


    06-Jun-2016

    ★★

    The actual cruise was fine however I have to say poor due to the 'guide'. No information other than 'that's Big Ben' 'that's London eye' - I could have done a better and more enthusiastic job!


    27-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    We had a lovely day and the man that sounded like a dj that gave us a guide was excellent thank you


    27-May-2016

    ★★★★

    Really surprised that there was no commentary - this was definitely lacking


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    A really enjoyable trip thank you. Lovely helpful staff kind and informative.Will certainly recommend .


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Really good cruise and interesting/amusing commentary.


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Although the mike had a few technical issues, it was really good. We had the advantage of having 2 actors doing some Shakepeare as well.


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★

    Particularly good because of the Shakespeare special.


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    ..


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    I certainly enjoyed Thames circular cruise inside the comfortable warm passenger cabin on a very windy cold sunny day on river Thames.

    The duration of the cruise seemed to speed past in the blink of a eye & I will certainly book another longer City Cruise for my next visit to London & have recommended your service to my friends.


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★

    Very jovial cruise guide/crew member


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★

    Nice route. Expensive coffee.


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Great value for money


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was amazing. The weather was also lively so we got to stay upstairs all the way. A short but wonderfull ride. Must also say that the commentary was hillarius and very interesting. We loved it.


    26-May-2016

    Very disappointing boat too small for amount of people, circular cruise- having a laugh, spent most of the 50 mins picking people up at tower and other pier, no commentary and didn't even make it up to Houses of Parliament , will not use again and that was with 50% off voucher , if full price I couldn't repeat it in here


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Great, informative cruise with the added bonus of Shakespearean actors!


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    The guide was interesting and knowledgeable. We and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.


    26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Beautiful experience


  • 21-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Very informative tour


  • 15-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    We did have a lovely afternoon weather wise which definately helped and with a commentary from one of the crew on the return journey we knew exactly what we were looking at. Can't wait for next year when we want to go the other way to Greenwich.


  • 12-Jul-2016

    ★★

    There was hardly any commentary on our cruise. We sailed from Tower to the brdige before westminster in silence then after the boat turned we had a bit of rushed commentary for about 10mins of the 50 minute tour. Would have been much better to even have a tape recording to listen to as we sailed up and down the river. I have not been to London before so I was disappointed I did not get to hear much about the buildings or history etc.


  • 12-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    could spend all day on the boats!


  • 12-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    We bought a combination Tower of London and River Cruise ticket, but no one asked to see it on board. As a result, we didn't get the Tower tickets printed, and had to make a trip back to the Pier to get the rest of our tickets. A considerable delay, but the staff were very helpful and kind. Please have your staff take tickets on the boat and print the second attraction tickets in the first place! Thanks.


  • 12-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Very interesting seeing all the London landmarks and having a commentary made it more enjoyable and fun. We'd definitely go again and would recommend it.


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★

    The cruise was good and the option to sit inside as well as topside also. The wait to board was long as the vessel was over 1 hr late otherwise it was well worth the money. Hope to go on the dinner cruise in the near future


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    The commentary was excellent, but could have been a bit longer.


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Very interesting and restful.. Hilarious and fascinating commentary, much better than the so-called 'trained' guides.


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Very nice n clean boat/ship onboard staff very helpful n friendly


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    As above


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Good


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    really enjoyed it, it was great fun. thought we'd be travel sick but it was really smooth so we were fine. we could see lots of sights from the boat, and the fella doing the commentary was fun, it was very good overall, we would do another one, a longer one probably, and we would recommend it very much


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★

    The tour would have been fine, but as it wasn't fully booked they put people on it who were just going one way. This meant a long delay and having to hear the same commentary twice. It took half an hour longer than planned - not great when you've planned a full day.


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Booked as a birthday treat for my daughter, and it was a truly enjoyable experience. Thank-you.


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★

    The guide was quite a comedian which made up for the lack of information. Would have been nice to have gone right to the Houses of Parliament.


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was amazing, great to see London from a different perspective. Also, the tour guide was really good and I wouldn't have spotted half of the things he said by myself. It was definitely worth the money


  • 11-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    good value and commentry


  • 07-Jul-2016

    ★★★★

    Good


  • 07-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Great fun informative and entertaining thank you


  • 07-Jul-2016

    ★★★★★

    Really good way to see London.


  • 06-Jun-2016

    ★★

    The actual cruise was fine however I have to say poor due to the 'guide'. No information other than 'that's Big Ben' 'that's London eye' - I could have done a better and more enthusiastic job!


  • 27-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    We had a lovely day and the man that sounded like a dj that gave us a guide was excellent thank you


  • 27-May-2016

    ★★★★

    Really surprised that there was no commentary - this was definitely lacking


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    A really enjoyable trip thank you. Lovely helpful staff kind and informative.Will certainly recommend .


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Really good cruise and interesting/amusing commentary.


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Although the mike had a few technical issues, it was really good. We had the advantage of having 2 actors doing some Shakepeare as well.


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★

    Particularly good because of the Shakespeare special.


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    ..


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    I certainly enjoyed Thames circular cruise inside the comfortable warm passenger cabin on a very windy cold sunny day on river Thames.

    The duration of the cruise seemed to speed past in the blink of a eye & I will certainly book another longer City Cruise for my next visit to London & have recommended your service to my friends.


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★

    Very jovial cruise guide/crew member


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★

    Nice route. Expensive coffee.


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Great value for money


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    The cruise was amazing. The weather was also lively so we got to stay upstairs all the way. A short but wonderfull ride. Must also say that the commentary was hillarius and very interesting. We loved it.


  • 26-May-2016

    Very disappointing boat too small for amount of people, circular cruise- having a laugh, spent most of the 50 mins picking people up at tower and other pier, no commentary and didn't even make it up to Houses of Parliament , will not use again and that was with 50% off voucher , if full price I couldn't repeat it in here


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Great, informative cruise with the added bonus of Shakespearean actors!


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    The guide was interesting and knowledgeable. We and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.


  • 26-May-2016

    ★★★★★

    Beautiful experience

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