Central London Royal Pass Plus River Cruise

This special ticket combines a river cruise with a Central London Royal Pass and entitles you to visit three magnificent Palaces in London, with a two year validity for one standard visit to each.

This combination ticket entitles you to visit three magnificent Palaces and include a hop on hop off cruise on the Thames.

Kensington Palace: Visit this stylish royal residence and wander through the largest and longest of the state apartments at the Palace, the King's Gallery, which hasn’t changed since it was decorated for King George I in 1727.And the stunning private rooms of King William III and Queen Mary II.

Banqueting House: The grandest and best known survivor of the architectural genre and the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall in London. With its dramatic ceiling by Rubens celebrating the reign of Charles I, the building is important in the history of English architecture as the first structure to be completed in the neo-classical style.
Tower of London: Explore this powerful fortress founded by William the Conqueror, home of the Crown Jewels and discover almost 1000 years of history from medieval times though to modern day. Be captivated with stories of treachery and passion from the legendary Yeoman Warders.

Your ticket includes:

  • Hop-on Hop-off all day sightseeing cruise ticket
  • Entrance to the Tower of London, Banqueting House and Kensington Palace
  • Attraction tickets are untimed which gives you extra flexibility over arrangements
  • You do not have to go on the cruise and visit the attraction on the same day, but you can if you want 

Package details

Opening Times & Location

Kensington Palace

Daily 10.00 – 16.00
Last Entry 15.00

Closed 24 - 26 December

Tower of London
01 March - 31 October:
Tuesday - Saturday        
09.00 - 17.30
Sunday - Monday           
10.00 - 17.30

Last Entry 17.00

01 November - 28 February:
Tuesday - Saturday        
09.00 - 16.30
Sunday - Monday           
10.00 - 16.30

Last Entry 16.00

Closed 24-26 December and 1 January 

Banqueting House
Daily 10.00-17.00 
Last Entry at 16.30
Closed on Thursdays

Closed 24-26 December and 1 January

Visit www.hrp.org.uk to check the attractions opening times and current exhibitions prior to arrival. These times are a general guide only and times may vary depending on seasonality and special events.

Ticket Prices - Central London Royal Pass & River Cruise

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General information:

The Central London Royal Pass is valid ​for use within two years of issue date for one standard visit per attraction. 

Please note:
Attraction tickets must first be collected from Westminster Pier (SW1A 2JH), Tower Pier (EC3N 4DT) or Greenwich Pier (SE10 9HT). You will not be able to enter the attractions without your tickets! 

Then please present your tickets at either the Tower of London Group Ticket Office or the ticket office at Kensington Palace to exchange for your Central London Royal Pass. Not available for exchange at Banqueting House. 

Banqueting House
Banqueting House is guaranteed to open from 10.00 until 13.00 daily, but often closes in the afternoon at short notice for functions and events. Banqueting House is closed to the public on Thursdays. 

From 22nd February to 18th April 2018, Banqueting House will be closed to the public due to necessary conservation work to the Rubens' ceiling.

Sightseeing Timetable

Sightseeing cruises depart every 40 minutes from piers at Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich. 

10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50 14:30 15:10B 15:50B*16:30A*17:10C*17:50C*18:30A*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*17:10C*17:50C*18:30A*
10:30 11:10 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:50B 14:30B 15:10A 15:50*16:30*17:10C*17:50C*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10 16:50B 17:30B 18:10*18:50C*19:30C*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30C 16:10C 16:50A*
10:10 10:50 11:30 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10C 16:50C 17:30A
10:00 10:40 11:15 11:55 12:35 12:55 13:15 13:55 14:35 15:15 15:55 16:35 17:15 17:55C 18:35C 19:15A*19:35A*
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 13:40 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B 18:40C*19:20C*
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40B 17:20B 18:00B 18:40C*19:20C*
10:00 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20C 16:00C 16:40A

* No return service available. 


A: Return services runs only in high summer: 2nd July to 16th September 2018. 

B: Return services runs only in spring, summer and autumn 7th April to 28th October 2018. 

C: Extra services for spring to autumn: 9th April to 28th October 2018.

D: Please be advised if you wish to travel to Tower Pier, London Eye and Greenwich pier you will need to change boats. 

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. 


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