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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.