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Thames River Services

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Address: Westminster Pier Victoria Embankment | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
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+44 20 7930 4097
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The original Westminster to Greenwich sightseeing tour, Thames River...

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 with state of the art facilities and feature live audio commentary.

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US$15.83*
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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise
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US$17.73*
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Westminster to Greenwich via the Thames Barrier Sightseeing Cruise

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RIVER BUS

Took the river bus known as the Thames Clipper from Westminster to Greenwich What an excellent way to travel Reliable,quick and picturesque

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the river bus known as the Thames Clipper from Westminster to Greenwich What an excellent way to travel Reliable,quick and picturesque

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Forget about whizzing along on the Thames on a fast boat to Greenwich (on a boat that you can barely see out of the windows) or the other 'famous' company often advertised with London cards. Choose this company a.k.a TRS at Westminster. Get up on the outside deck and enjoy a leisurely trip with comical informative rhetoric, with people whose... More 

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North Manchester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've taken this river service once before, and the guide offered an excellent discussion of interesting buildings and other facts about the river and what we were seeing. My most recent trip this January was less informative, however, with the guide more interested in making jokes. There are cheaper services that don't offer the travel narrative, so without a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went from Westminster to Greenwich. The staff were so knowledge and gave excellent history of the building and sights. The boat was a little old, but that did not matter. Would recommend highly.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

First time on that kind of trip and it is beyond my ecspectations. Our trip was from Westminster to Greenwich return. The staff was so friendly and they even gave us voluntary and funny guide of what buildings we see on both sides of the river. I personally would recommend this company to anyone who want to see London from... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Many of the seats near the front of the vessel are in a dangerous condition. The anchorage at floor level is defective permitting the seats to swing back and forward to the extent they are dangerous. Only a matter of time before someone is injured

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went here at last minute - if you plan ahead you can book online cheaper. We went from Westminster to Greenwich. The commentary was excellent. There is a full bar on board so you can relax while taking in all the sites. A great relaxing way to see the river Thames and with the added benefit of having a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Our trip was to the Thames flood barriers and it was really interesting. The boat staff provided a voluntary running commentary on what London sites we were seeing on both sides of the river, giving some historical information, which was excellent. I would recommend.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I know other reviewers rave about the audio/narration, but there was absolutely none on our tour. So I'd say Thames River Services must be hit or miss and you'd be better off booking with another company. The views of London from the Thames are great!

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Brest, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was the best way to discover London and buildings from the city, especialy for children. An amazing ride !

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Westminster
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 highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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