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Thames River Services

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The original Westminster to Greenwich sightseeing tour, Thames River Services operates sightseeing trips from Westminster Pier and St Katharine's Pier to Greenwich and The Thames Flood Barrier. Our modern fleet of sightseeing vessels are equipped...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
+44 20 7930 4097
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the boat from North Greenwich all the way to Westminster and it was a fabulous way to see the city and such great value - loved it. We spent all our time on deck, couldn't take enough photos.

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked up the water taxi at Batersea power station and got off near the London Eye. You can use contactless payment for the journey. The staff were helpful and polite the seats inside were very comfortable and we had a window view. There were...More

Thank mark w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a gorgeous morning in London and I thought perfect for this. I've toured London many times but haven't cruised down the Thames in 30 years. Tube to Westminster and the pier is just across the street from the station. TRS gives a 30%...More

3  Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my best experience in London on this occasion. Simple journey up to Grenwich and the Thames Barrier but the crew member was very informative. The first part up to London Bridge was spectacular due to the buildings but he brought the past history...More

1  Thank DLFD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As my friend from Malaysia has not been on a river cruise to Greenwich, I decided to take him on thursday. It was a sunny day and we enjoyed the trip with a humorous commentary from the staff. Would recommend to anyone who has not...More

2  Thank pang42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the hop on hop off ticket so that we could disembark at St Katherine's Dock for Tower Bridge, but due to time constraints remained on board all the way to Greenwich. It takes an hour each way with boats leaving Westminter at 20...More

2  Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We caught the boat from Westminster, the weather was perfect so we sat outside at the bow end of the boat. The running commentary was spoilt by a group of Italian people talking throughout the trip, so we missed much of the information. It was...More

Thank TravelBedfordshire
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Lovely trip down Thames to Greenwich very informative guide, one let down on the trip there and the trip back the guide asks for tips for his commentary down the Thames and passes a bucket round saying he doesn’t have to do the commentary but...More

Thank SheffieldTopjoiner
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to experience London from the Thames. It's well worth paying that little extra and taking the trip down to the Barrier with a hop on hop off ticket. I'd recommend staying on all the way to the Barrier, come back...More

4  Thank Wistman10
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was an excellent tour, accompanied by a good commentary. We passed all of the landmarks along the river and took some great photos. Sitting up on top was breezy but well worth the view. For what you saw and learned about it was well...More

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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6 August 2018|
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Response from Wayne M | Reviewed this property |
As the times vary by day I would recommend checking with the website or with the office when you purchase. No need to book your return trip in advance.
16 August 2017|
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Response from Greg H | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can stay on the boat for a round trip, so no changes. It goes from Westminster to Greenwich and back. I'd recommend getting off at Greenwich though as there is lots to see there.
denise m
27 July 2017|
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Response from Rosemary L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You have to get off the boat that takes you to Greenwich & take another one at the same pier to take you back
29 June 2017|
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Response from Lambourntraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes most definitely tickets can be purchased on the day of travel, apologies for delay in reply been away and out of UK
23 April 2017|
Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, when I visited the service. It was local people giving the commentry. I don't think they can speak German. Sorry for any bad news.