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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise provided by City Cruises

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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

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Sightsee at your own pace on a hop-off hop-on cruise on the Thames River, a great way to explore London at your leisure. Embark at one of the central London piers located in Westminster, Waterloo, Tower Bridge, and Greenwich, and travel between London’s top attractions with ease. Opt to remain on board for the entire loop, accompanied by live commentary, or hop on and off as many times as you'd like within the 24-hour validity period.
  • Explore London at leisure on a hop-on hop-off Thames River cruise 
  • Hop on or off at piers along the banks of the Thames 
  • Disembark or embark near top London attractions
  • Listen to live commentary throughout the loop
  • Create a personalized sightseeing itinerary
What to Expect
Board your hop-on hop-off boat at one of the piers located in central London. This day cruise departs regularly from Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier for your convenience. Once embarked, cruise past London landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, the Royal Observatory, the London Eye, and Shakespeare's Globe while listening to comical commentary from an onboard guide. Hop off whenever an attraction captures your attention, or opt to remain onboard for the entire loop. This Thames River hop-on hop-off cruise is valid for 24 hours after your first use.
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Important Information
  • 1 Day Pass, Hop-on hop-off river cruise
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bar, cafe and toilets are available onboard
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rachel W wrote a review 23 May
Australia154 contributions37 helpful votes
We took one of the City Cruises boats from Westminster to Greenwich in June 2019 and thoroughly enjoyed this different perspective of London. The guide, whose name I wished I had noted down, from Westminster to Greenwich was incredible! He was amusing and gave us such a
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Date of experience: June 2019
Kevin wrote a review Mar 2020
Dumbarton, United Kingdom74 contributions65 helpful votes
Excellent and informative. Views and commentary was fabulous. Cruise was smooth and enjoyable. The wee cafe on board serving refreshments was good and reasonably priced. Toilet facilities where immaculate. Would definitely do a longer one next time. Top marks!!
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sarah m wrote a review Mar 2020
Dundalk, Ireland64 contributions17 helpful votes
was great with loads of information. would deffo do it again. the staff were great and very friendly.
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Date of experience: March 2020
lexusman400 wrote a review Mar 2020
Uxbridge, United Kingdom70 contributions34 helpful votes
Have been on one of these before and you normally get a pre recorded running tape pointing out the major points of interest. On this occasion we had to vote for either standard commentary or the guide's local knowledge. We voted for the local knowledge and what a fantastic
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JacquelineC1986 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chorley, United Kingdom29 contributions17 helpful votes
Tour was shorter than I expected but the boat was nice. However, I didn’t appreciate the use of the word ‘fu**ed” during the commentary. I believe the young man had turned off the automated commentary and was giving us some ‘local knowledge’ as he put it but there was young
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Response from CityCruises, Customer Service at Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Hi, we are very sorry to hear this happened on your trip. May we please ask you to send your feedback to with date and departure time so we can look into this as we take the matter very seriously. Thank you.
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By: City Cruises
Birthday treat
We had booked to go elsewhere but due to Corona virus came to London and this trip with Sunday lunch was in with or
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Different perspective
A great way to get to Greenwich and the Tower of London - unfortunately we didn't have time to do both in the one d
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Good afternoon tea
Took this cruise few years ago and enjoyed it however this time it was nowhere as good. Food and service very good
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Average at Best
As a comparison, I have done 2 other trip advisor reviews from this vacation, and both of the others I gave 5 stars
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Terrible trip
This was a last minute trip but booked the cruise in the morning. I wish we hadnt wasted the money. I was expecting
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You will be disappointed
This is simply a bus on the river. We were told there was commentary, but nothing could be heard. We complained & w
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Wonderful evening
This was a Christmas gift from my partner. We went yesterday (Sunday) and had a fabulous evening. We were welcomed
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Claudia H
Couples get away to London
My husband and I have been planning a trip to London for over a year. We finally made it there and we purchase the
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An excellent way to get around and see London from the Water
This is a hop on, hop off boat. it starts from Waterloo, goes on the london Tower, Greenwich and back. It's on th
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Fantastic tour guide
We had a fab guy who really made the River Crusie special, made us laugh as we sailed along the Thames. Well worth
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Beat the traffic
Using the Thames Clipper service to go up and down the Thames is a great way to spend a day. I use it mainly for W
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Super crowded, Great walk through areas
I used to work at Seaworld so its tough to compare. My issues were that they didn't have very good crowd control. T
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Excellent & entertaining commentary. The lunch was exceptionally prepared & served quickly and courteously... whic
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Fantastic, a must do!!
Booked for my partner’s 30th birthday. What a fabulous experience! Once we set sail the cruise was great, the after
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Crowded and no consideration for disabled visitors
My partner has problems walking due to knee replacements. We were hoping that we would be able to sit and enjoy at
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Key Details
  • City Cruises Westminster Pier, Tower of London, and 14 more
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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