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The Thames River winds through the heart of central London, offering travelers unrivaled views of some of the city’s most famous riverside landmarks, such as Big Ben. Here are a few ways to take to the water and see London from a different angle.


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  • Enjoy a seated lunch or dinner on a cruise, and take in panoramic views over the historic riverbanks.
  • Combine a sightseeing Thames River cruise with a visit to the Tower of London, and explore centuries of English history.
  • Get across the city without the hassle and take in the sights with ease on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise.
  • Zoom across the river at top speeds, and enjoy wet and wild thrills aboard a powerful rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) tour.


Sightseeing Cruises

There’s no better way to beat the traffic than to travel through London by river. Hop-on hop-off boats pick up and drop off passengers at mooring stations along the length of the Thames, while sightseeing cruises ferry travelers across the waters for prime views of top attractions, such as the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tower of London, and Tower Bridge.


Cruises with Food and Drink

Whether for a relaxing lunch, refreshing afternoon tea, or romantic dinner, there’s a Thames River dining cruise for all occasions. Take to the water for panoramic city views, and savor dishes such as smoked salmon roulade, roast pepper and basil soup, or vegetarian lasagna as the sights pass by.


Combo Tours

Combo tours are a great way to mix a trip on the Thames River with a visit to some of central London’s most famous landmarks. Take to the water to see the historic riverbanks, and then pay a visit to attractions such as the London Eye or Tower of London. You’ll save money by booking a combo tour and enjoy a day of sightseeing in London.

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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

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Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the Thames River. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark or National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.80
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River Thames Evening Cruise

River Thames Evening Cruise

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Witness the enchantment of London at night on an evening cruise along the historic Thames River. Aboard the glass-encased boat, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk, including the Shard, Big Ben, and the HMS Belfast. Savor sparkling wine and canapés as you cruise the river and delight in the magic of London’s urban shoreline as night falls.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.24
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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

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While in London, combine an iconic British tradition with a unique sightseeing excursion on an afternoon tea cruise. Spend a luxurious time enjoying a unique dining experience with family and friends on the Thames River. As you cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster, indulge in tea, freshly prepared cakes, and sandwiches, and view London’s great landmarks including the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the London Eye.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy two classic London experiences with this combined Thames River cruise and Tower of London ticket, all for one great-value price. With your admission ticket, head inside the infamous Tower of London and explore the grounds, towers and Crown Jewels exhibition independently as you uncover the palace-fortress’ blood-soaked, 900-year history. On the same day, take a leisurely sightseeing cruise on the historical Thames. Settle on a comfortable cruise boat and soak up panoramic views of famous sights such as Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the London Eye from the water.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.81
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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Enjoy a memorable evening of food, wine, and entertainment on this showboat dinner cruise on the Thames River in London. Feast on a 4-course dinner aboard your sightseeing boat as you sail past London attractions such as the Tower of London, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge, all illuminated at night. While you eat and admire the sights, enjoy live entertainment from a cabaret singer, and, if you wish, take to the dance floor.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath from London

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Windsor Castle Private Car Tour

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Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover from London

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London Eye River Cruise

London Eye River Cruise

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Have only a short stay in London? See more of the city’s landmarks in less time—and enjoy a memorable way to travel—on a Thames river cruise. Pick from numerous daily departure times, and head to the London Eye Pier near the famous Lastminute.com London Eye, where you’ll hop aboard your vessel. As you cruise along the river, glimpse monuments ranging from St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern to Big Ben and the Tower of London. Live commentary is included (as are audio guides in eight additional languages).
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  • 40 minutes
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London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket

London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket

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Many of London’s top attractions lie along the Thames River. This boat tour cruises by most of them and includes a London Eye ride to see them from above. Get to know the city’s beating heart and great contrasts as you pass historic sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London as well as contemporary landmarks like the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge. Then, ride the Lastminute.com London Eye for sweeping views of the city.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

Tower of London River Cruise from Westminster

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Cruise from Westminster to St Katharine's on a 1-hour circle cruise in London. Choose to disembark at any of the stops, including St Katharine's Pier, Bankside Pier, Festival Pier and Embankment Pier, to visit the landmarks in central London. While on the boat, listen to live audio commentary by your captain about the sights you pass and London's rich history. Departures every 30 minutes from Westminster Pier between 11am and 6pm.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cutty Sark and 24 Hour River Pass

Cutty Sark and 24 Hour River Pass

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Combine admission to the British clipper ship ‘Cutty Sark’ with a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. See major London landmarks with your 24-hour pass to the hop-on, hop-off river cruise, departing from four piers every 30 minutes. Then step aboard the world’s last surviving tea clipper for an awe-inspiring look at the fastest ship of the 19th century.
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  • 1 day
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.12
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London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

London Vintage Bus Tour Including River Thames Cruise with Optional Lunch

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Hop aboard a vintage double-decker bus for a comfortable sightseeing bus tour through London! On this fun-filled excursion, see main attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, take a Thames River cruise past Westminster and the London Eye, and watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Upgrade to include lunch at a traditional British pub.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.84
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Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise

Thames River Jazz and Dinner Cruise

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Watch the Thames River light up at night on a dinner cruise with live jazz. Kick-off your night with a glass of sparkling wine as you glide into the current, and spot the iconic Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, and Tower of London. Enjoy jazz classics along with swing and Latin tunes, then relax over a 3-course dinner in a heated cabin. Savor dishes like cheese and charcuterie, chicken escalope, and rich berry cheesecake, with plenty of time to take in the sights between courses.
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  • 3 hours
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$92.31
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Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass

Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass

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Combine admission to the Royal Observatory Greenwich with a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. Step inside the astronomical observatory to stand on the Prime Meridian of the World and experience the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Then see major London landmarks such as Big Ben and London Eye with a hop-on, hop-off river cruise. Your cruise ticket is valid for 24 hours and departs from four piers every 30 minutes.
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  • 1 day
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Full-Day Self-Guided Paris Tour from London by Eurostar with Seine River Cruise

Full-Day Self-Guided Paris Tour from London by Eurostar with Seine River Cruise

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Paris is just two hours by train from London, but visiting on a group tour can mean limited time to explore. This full-day self-guided tour offers the best of both worlds, with round-trip transport by Eurostar, a Paris map and welcome pack, and a Seine River sightseeing cruise, plus plenty of free time to take in the sights that interest you most.
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Thames River Cruise

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Thames River Cruise

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Discover the regal residences and rich royal history of London on a sightseeing tour and Thames River cruise. With an accomplished guide, travel by luxury coach through the capital’s most opulent areas to see majestic landmarks like Big Ben and Kensington Palace. Gaze at a traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and then climb aboard a boat for a tranquil cruise on the River Thames. Glide past iconic sights like the London Eye and the Tower of London and enjoy illuminating commentary as you sail.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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SeaLife London Aquarium with 24 Hour River Pass

SeaLife London Aquarium with 24 Hour River Pass

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Combine admission to two popular London attractions: Sea Life London Aquarium and a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. Discover 400 species of sea creatures at 14 themed zones displaying different marine habitats. During a hop-on, hop-off river cruise, you’ll view major landmarks such as Big Ben and London Eye. Cruise pass is valid for 24 hours and cruises depart every 30 minutes from four piers.
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  • 1 day
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Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

Double Decker Bus Tour and Hard Rock Cafe Meal in London

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Discover London with ease and efficiency with a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus package. In addition to 24-hours of access to the seven bus routes, you also enjoy a Thames river cruise and three walking tours. Go wherever you like and take time to explore the places that interest you. When your stomach starts rumbling, head the the Hard Rock Cafe and choose from a variety of menu options.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.62
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St. Paul's Cathedral Visit and 24 Hour River Pass

St. Paul's Cathedral Visit and 24 Hour River Pass

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Combine two of London’s top experiences with an entrance ticket to St Paul’s Cathedral and a Thames River sightseeing cruise. With your 24-hour cruise pass, you can hop on or hop off your boat at three conveniently located piers. See iconic London sights like the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye from the water, and then pay a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral. Admire the elaborate beauty of the cathedral floor, see the tombs of historic figures in the crypt, and ascend to the Golden Gallery for spectacular views.
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$53.08
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Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge

Southampton Excursion: Pre-Cruise Tour from London to Southampton via Stonehenge

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Enhance your experience of one of England’s most iconic landmarks on a tour of Stonehenge that begins in London and concludes in Southampton. Depart from London in a luxury vehicle and delve into the atmospheric mystery of Stonehenge, a UNESCO-listed ancient stone circle, before boarding your cruise ship at Southampton’s port. Absorb the majesty of the Stonehenge independently and enjoy a hassle-free transfer to your cruise port on this compelling and convenient tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.55
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Thames River Cruise Including The View from The Shard

Thames River Cruise Including The View from The Shard

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Combine a ticket to The View from The Shard with a sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. You’ll see major London landmarks such as Tower Bridge and London Eye from these popular attractions. Gain admission to the city’s highest viewing platform atop the tallest building in Western Europe. Then use your 24-hour pass for a hop-on, hop-off the river cruise departing from four piers.
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  • 1 day
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Private Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath from London

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Private Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath from London

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Tick off more of southern England’s attractions in less time on a private day trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath from London. On a private vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi, travel to Windsor Castle, the weekend residence of Her Majesty the Queen; demystify the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge; and take a guided tour of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Refreshments and hotel pickup and drop-off in London are included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$840.67
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$1,120.90
$280.23 savings
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Greenwich to Westminster Sightseeing Cruise in London

Greenwich to Westminster Sightseeing Cruise in London

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Board a cruise boat in Westminster, bound for Greenwich, for this 1-hour sightseeing tour on the Thames. Take a seat as the boat glides down London's historic river and admire views of landmarks such as the Old Royal Naval College, Canary Wharf, The Shard, Tower Bridge, National Theatre, Tower of London and The Houses of Parliament. Listen to the recorded audio commentary to learn the history about the sites as you pass. Tours depart every 30 minutes, starting at 10am.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Windsor Castle Private Car Tour

Windsor Castle Private Car Tour

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Benefit from a private tour service that takes you to Windsor Castle with stylish and comfortable transport by Mercedes Benz vehicle. Upon arrival, learn more about the British royalty as you use the provided audio-tour while exploring the State Apartments—the residence of the Queen, and St George's Chapel—the splendid Gothic cathedral where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$698.65
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Thames Rockets Private London Speedboat Experience

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Thames Rockets Private London Speedboat Experience

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Thames Rockets are committed to ensuring social distancing becomes the new norm, so they've got the perfect ‘pick me up’ balancing safety and enjoyment in equal measure. Bring your nearest and dearest, friends, housemates, pals or family out for a truly unique London adventure for truly unique times! Come together this summer on board your very own exclusive charter experience just for you and your guests all for a very special price. You will have the speedboat all to yourselves as they whisk you out for a breathtaking blast of fresh air fun! Their comedian guides will be ready to ensure you make the most of every second. Feel the wind on your face and the sun on your skin as you soak up every second cruising through central London once more. Your guide will be your very own fountain of knowledge, keeping the banter flowing and offering teasers, facts and tales along the way. This will be accompanied with a brand new trademark soundtrack celebrating this great reunion.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$626.38
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Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover from London

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Private Kent Castles and White Cliffs of Dover from London

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Escape the city and get acquainted with southern England’s natural and historical beauty on a private 10-hour tour of Rochester and Dover, famed for its gleaming white chalk cliffs. Explore the historical city of Rochester in Kent, home to Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle, the second-oldest in England. See, too, the 12th-century Dover Castle and marvel at the imposing White Cliffs of Dover. Hotel pickup and drop-off in London are included, however entrance fees to visited sites are not.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$880.64
$176.14 savings
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