Time Out says
City cruises operate on a hop-on, hop-off basis and run from Westminster, Waterloo, Tower and Greenwich Piers with commentary along the way. All the departure points are convenient for the city's various sights, with Greenwich Pier ideal for the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory. The River Red Rover ticket allows unlimited one-day cruising, there's also the Rail and River Rover ticket allowing unlimited one-day travel by river and on the DLR and single or return tickets are available for shorter journeys.
In addition, there are a variety of speciality cruises including Lunch and Tea cruises; the first, an hour-and-45-minute trip which includes a two-course lunch, the second a 1.5-hour afternoon meander down the Thames with tea, cakes, scones and sandwiches. Later on, the Riverlights and Sundowner cruises allow you to admire the city's skyline from the comfort of the river, while enjoying live music and complimentary sparkling wine and canapés.
Or, for something even more extravagant, try the Thames Jazz cruise, a three-hour trip down the river accompanied by a swing and latin jazz band. As well the entertainment, there's a three-course meal, and you'll be welcomed aboard with a free glass of fizz. And if that's not enough, try the Showboat cruise, a three-and-a-half hour voyage along the river, which includes a four-course dinner, live show tunes, a free half bottle of wine per passenger and –if you feel so inclined – dancing.
Our sightseeing cruises depart every 40 minutes, every day of the week, all year round including New Year's Eve and Christmas Day. City Cruises gives you the freedom to explore the many sights of the River Thames from piers near popular attractions: Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich pier from morning till early evening. A sightseeing cruise is the most picturesque way to travel between London landmarks. Make a quick hop between piers with a single ticket, or take in a round tour with a our all day River pass and make the most of our informative and entertaining live commentary.
All our boats can be privately charted for corporate events, birthday parties and weddings.
City Cruises offers dining with the best views in town by day and night. Enjoy a Lunch or Afternoon Tea cruises, Evening cruise with bubbly, canapés and live music or the London Showboat dinner cruise with live entertainment. All year along we run seasonal and themed cruises, celebrate Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or rock the river on a Elvis cruise.
It's time to explore the river like you have never done before.
|Price:||Single tickets from £10.75, Return tickets from £16; Hop-on Hop-off Adult ticket (16+): £19.50, Child ticket (5-15): £12.75|
|Opening hours:||10am-6pm daily|
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I was lucky enough to win tickets to two events in association with City cruises, Timeout and Three! I watched screenings of "Stranger Things" one night and "Narcos" a couple of weeks after that!
City Cruise cruises are always very good and I had always wanted to go to one of the film screenings that they have had in the past so I was very happy.
Such a lovely way to see London in a completely different perspective and to fall in love with it all over again! We were taken up the river under all of the incredible bridges from Tower pier and right to the London Eye, where we moored and settled to watch our shows on a big blow up screen. The seats were not very forgiving on the top deck and after an hour of each episode (there were 2 on each night), I was very much uncomfortable - so a film would have been quite the marathon! I recommend taking some cushions if you were going to go to a film event.
Apart from that though, it was a fabulous evening, downstairs was all themed to each show with fantastic decorations and props and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful - providing blankets when it got a bit chillier in the evening.
The snacks and drinks were also reasonably priced too- so that helped with the uncomfortable chairs!
I took my friend for her 26th birthday to a showboat cruise with live singing, and it was a really special evening. I wasn't sure how much I liked the food, and they came around quite quickly with cocktails that were kind of pushed on us. But the staff in general were really friendly, and the singer did a great job :) It was lovely to see London at night and the boat had an open top so you had the opportunity to go up and take pictures on the upper deck with completely unrestricted views. Going under Tower Bridge in the open air is an amazing experience - everyone should do it!!
As part my touristic weekend we went to the river cruise.
It's nice to see all the beautiful monuments from the river.
It was pretty relaxing.
We went on the river Thames cruise. it was relly fantastic. The commentary was informative and funny. We enjoyed the cruise as well as had a good laugh. Brilliant. We will definitely do it again
l can imagine the gentle slap of water as we glide along the great River Thames in a ladylike way, the hip smacking comes later after enjoying an excellent dinner and listening to the show tunes. l love musicals and would be unable to resist dancing to the music most of which l will probably know extremely well and should my legs hold out on me, thats what l would do. Thats what l conjure up in my minds eye after reading your description,so thankyou for the brief respite.