River cruises in London


The most famous experience that tourists choose while visiting the London Eye is the London eye river cruise.

It provides an unforgettable experience constituting two scenic variations of  London.

Enjoy the historic London waterways on the Thames river and an aerial view of this marvelous city from the London Eye.

There are many options available for Thames river cruises.


Thames 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing River Cruise

Thames 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing River Cruise
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It is the perfect leisurely cruise one can ever step on.

Enjoy a full day relaxing on the river in comfort of a modern, all-weather, sightseeing boat while you experience the splendor of this great city.

You can surf across the heart of London while you board and depart at any of its primary destination piers including Westminster, Greenwich, the London Eye, and the Tower, with the 24-hour river pass.

If you wish, you can only enjoy the cruise. 

Else you can halt to visit any attraction of your choice.

Cruise in comfort on the open upper deck or lower saloon. 

You can also grab a drink in the onboard bar.

As you travel along the Thames, informative commentary filled with anecdotes and tales of the city’s past will hold your attention.

So, go ahead, and drink in the views from the open or indoor deck on this lovely cruise.

Things to know 

  • The time of the cruise may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. 
  • Visitors should expect a delay of 15 to 20 minutes in case of bad weather. So, always check for changes in the schedule.
  • The ticket is valid for unlimited travel within 24 hours.

Disclaimer: If you have your eyes set on the London Eye and wish to visit this destination after cruising in the Thames river, you can also choose the London Eye River Cruise. 

It would be a more budget-friendly option offering the same vibe.

The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

Enjoy a warm welcome with a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink when you begin with the London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River.

The voyage will start with a piece of welcoming background music.

You will get an opportunity to savor a spectacular evening with different cuisines, wine, and entertainment on this showboat dinner cruise along the Thames River in London.

You will be welcomed with an incredible playlist as background music.

You can take on the dance floor while you eat and take in the beautiful sights that fall your way.

Enjoy a four-course supper made of premium British ingredients while cruising.

This you can do while cruising through lit landmarks in London, including the Tower of London, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard and Tower Bridge.

Check out this video to know what you can expect from this exceptional tour.

If you enjoy jazz more than background music, then you can choose the jazz music while cruising the Thames river instead.

Buy tickets to Thames jazz dinner cruise and add to your experience of a romantic date night.

The same four course meal and experience will be offered along with the live music.

Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

This is the best English experience you can ever have in England’s capital.

Feel the luxury while enjoying a 90 minutes afternoon tea cruise along the River Thames while indulging in one of England’s most incredible customs. 

View some of the city’s most historic structures while sipping tea and trying various  beautiful cakes and sandwiches.

This round-trip tour offers an excellent range of delectable sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, strawberry jam and a selection of classic sweets as you take in the views.

Enjoy an unlimited supply of tea and coffee with your meal.

Treat yourself with a glass of sparkling champagne as a bar with a large selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages is at your disposal.

You can learn new information about London and its landmarks through an entertaining commentary by your tour guide.

Things to know

  • You will be assigned a seat before the voyage. 
  • Remember that regardless of your table, the panoramic windows offer fantastic views of the passing skyline from all directions.

London: River Thames Speedboat Tour

London’s exclusive speedboat tour of the river Thames will add thrill to your trip to the English capital.

This rocket ride will zoom you at tremendous speed through iconic landmarks like the London Eye, Canary Wharf and Globe Theater.

Music plays over the onboard sound system as you accelerate toward the Docklands.

Moreover, an award-winning comedian guide will provide cherry banter, lively anecdotes, and narration about London’s history while you enjoy this adventurous ride.

You will surely enjoy this 2 for 1 London Eye river cruise, hailed by renowned listings magazine Time Out as a “must-do” activity.

Things to know

  • It is not suitable for pregnant women, people with back problems or wheelchair users as it is an adventure sport.
  • Bring along rain gear because the chances are that your clothes will soak in water.

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