All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Boat Trips

City Cruises London

City Cruises London, Westminster Pier, London, London, SW1A 2JH
020 7740 0400
Average time spent - 1 hours
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Things to do at City Cruises London review

City Cruises offer a number of cruise experiences on the River Thames in London. You can benefit from a 24-hour hop-on-hop-off-river pass. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise, an evening cruise, themed cruises or even enjoy a meal on one of the cruises. Plus there is a fun Thamesjet speedboat tour. You can also purchase combined tickets to include one of London’s popular tourist attractions.

Their sightseeing tours take in London’s iconic riverside landmarks. The cruises take you through the heart of London and you will enjoy informative and amusing commentary from the comfort of their open-air upper decks or if the weather isn’t great you can sit inside in the comfortable saloons.

Onboard you can purchase drinks and snacks and there is also a well-stocked bar. There will be plenty of photo opportunities and there’s a downloadable kid’s activity pack to keep the little ones entertained. Meeting points include Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier. You can purchase single tickets or returns.

The ThamesJet Speedboat is an exhilarating ride out on the water on their high-speed boat. Cruises feature a fun-filled 50 minute ride where you will see the best sights of London from Westminster down to Tower Bridge all while enjoying fast-paced twists and turns. There is a minimum height of 1.35 metres. They offer waterproof jackets for all guests. Departing from Westminster Pier. This is an outdoor experience.

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FAQ and Further Information City Cruises London

Is there food and drink available?

Food and drink plus a bar are available on the cruises. There are no facilities on board the Thamesjet speedboat.

What are the main things to do?

Cruises of the river Thames in the heart of London with live onboard commentary or a fast exhilarating speedboat ride. There are toilets and a bar on the cruise boats.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range to high-priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – higher-priced. As there is such a wide variety of cruises on offer pricing does vary. Return tickets on the sightseeing cruises cost around £17-19 for an adult and £12 for a child. Thamesjet prices are £39 per adult, children £29.

Is there parking?

There is no official parking. There are good transport links in the area plus limited parking where charges will apply.

When are they open?

The cruises run for most of the year, the Thamesjet does not run over the winter. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are allowed on all Sightseeing cruises at the Captain’s discretion. Dogs are not allowed on dining cruises except for guide dogs accompanying blind passengers.

Are they accessible?

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