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MBNA Thames Clippers, the fastest and most frequent fleet of catamarans on the River Thames, has more than 15 vessels and stops at 21 piers across London. It is the best way to enjoy the city's landmarks!

Customers can enjoy the fantastic views from the climate controlled indoor cabins or from the outdoor back decks. The vessels all have licenced coffee bars on board.

With in:flow you can turn your phone into your audio guide! Using GPS, the app follows your route and gives you: River facts, stories about the Thames and iconic London sights. It is available to download FREE on App Store and Google Play, simply visit www.thamesclippers.com/visitorapp on your mobile.

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MBNA Thames Clippers
Overview
Embark upon a sailing adventure in London without the price tag—and get from A to B without the hassle and expense of a taxi. Traveling on a catamaran with MBNA Thames Clippers offers quick and convenient service to 21 piers across London. While traveling, soak up excellent views of the city's landmarks from the climate controlled indoor cabins or from the outdoor back decks—the vessels all have licensed coffee bars on board
Highlights
  • Enjoy a more scenic way of getting around London, and save money on taxis
  • Cut costs by combining a sightseeing with public transport
  • Download the free audio guide onto your phone
  • Skip the lines and save hassle by pre-booking your ticket
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Incompetent public transport service.

Decided to take river bus (public transport - not a pleasure boat) from Westminster Pier to Tower using our Oyster cards. Only letting 50 on a boat that probably takes 400. Loads of space unused . No idea why. No communication. Signage wrong. Embarrassing in...More

Thank Plinton
Reviewed 1 week ago
Easy, smooth and affordable

Compared with some of the more elaborate (and more expensive) Thames River cruises, okay, users might be entitled to criticise this. But this isn't a cruise: it's a river BUS, And as such, it's an absolutely delightful way to see some of the sights of...More

Thank GedC122
Reviewed 1 week ago
Too many people

It was a pleasant ish boat ride though there were too many people so i couldn't see the sights and there were no seats available. I have been before and found it incredible, good fairly fast service with amazing views.

1  Thank lsgoldblatt
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great affordable way to see some of the city's major landmarks

If I were to review the Thames Clipper experience from the perspective of the indoors seating area I would be giving it a lowly 2 star rating, which likely corresponds with some of the other negative reviews posted about it. However, the indoors experience is...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Avoid in summer

Thames Clippers cannot cope with summer. Whilst the boats have aircon, it’s completely pointless and the boats are like greenhouses. I specifically got the boat to avoid the tube. The district and circle lines have better aircon.

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sukchan
21 July 2018|
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Response from mouseHerts | Reviewed this property |
We only did a short trip from Greenwich to Westminster. It cost about £12.50 for 2 and took about 30 minutes, so your journey won't be cheap. It's also worth factoring in the waiting time. The boats were supposed to be every... More
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jcw352
21 July 2018|
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Response from j0hnhill | Reviewed this property |
Thats a good question? Not sure if people stayed on when we used it but they did tie up at the 02 for a while and cleaned the boat, use your connect card it saves a few pounds. if you sit outback it can be noisy.
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angelasaguiez
11 June 2018|
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Response from j0hnhill | Reviewed this property |
Round 50 minutes on the general water bus or 25 on the express which misses out 50% of the stops.
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