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About City Cruises
Frequent sightseeing cruises on the River Thames through central London from and to Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich piers on modern, wheelchair-friendly boats. Commentary provided, refreshments and toilets available. One-way, return and all-day, hop-on/hop-off tickets available for adults and children, with special value family tickets for two adults and up to 3 children travelling together. Cruises operate every day of the year (except Christmas Day 25th December) from about 10am until 5-6pm with evening cruises in summer.
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Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

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.
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1 hour
from US$23.28

Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

A Thames River sightseeing cruise is a must when visiting London. With a delicious 2-course lunch included and a licensed bar on board, this is one where you can really relax, sit back, and watch the world go by. See the London Eye, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, and so much more as you cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster and back again.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$48.26

Thames River Sightseeing Cruise with Afternoon Tea

Make the most of your time in London by combining tradition with sightseeing on this afternoon-tea cruise. See the capital's iconic sights—the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, and more—while indulging in the British tradition of afternoon tea. Take advantage of picture-perfect views from the water while savoring scones, sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, tea. If you fancy something stronger, visit the onboard bar.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from US$48.26

The London Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

See a different side to London on an evening dinner cruise on the Thames River—the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Tick off more landmarks in less time on a sightseeing showboat and admire the capital at night, when it’s illuminated and at its most magical. Receive a glass of sparkling wine when boarding the boat and enjoy a 4-course meal of British classics, accompanied by live cabaret music and a half bottle of wine.
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3 hours
from US$105.03

River Thames Evening Cruise

End a busy day of sightseeing on the Thames River on this sunset boat ride. This cruise sails by London's main attractions, from Westminster to Greenwich. As you watch the sun set, relax on the open-air deck with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés, and catch must-see sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. Plus listen to live jazz music in the boat’s indoor saloon.
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2 hours
from US$41.16
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Bellaboo8899 wrote a review 1 Feb
Aldershot, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
Me and the family had a lovely time. The walk though area was magical we love it. The gift shop was fairly priced. we recommend what a great attraction.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Susan Stringfield wrote a review Dec 2020
Los Angeles, California3 contributions4 helpful votes
The weather was really hit and sky so clear. It was an amazing time spend with friends on the yacht. We could see all what was by the river Thamse. I really recommend this to every tourist and londoner.
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Laura H wrote a review Dec 2020
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The boat didn’t turn up. We 100% had the correct time and location as it was confirmed on our ticket before arrival. Nobody answered the phones all day before the cruise or while we were waiting in the dark and cold when it didn’t turn up, or the days after. They apologised are processing a refund and but I had already planned an evening with my boyfriend around it so it ruined our night. Thanks for a lovely evening stuck out on the pier in the cold!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Lisa G wrote a review Oct 2020
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom139 contributions109 helpful votes
As this was my first river cruise along the Thames i enjoyed the views as London is rather spectacular at night from the river. It was wonderful to sail under Tower Bridge multiple times, however we went no further up the river than Big Ben which was a shame. The 2 hour cruise was very relaxing and went by very slowly. It was great being on the top deck with no viewing restrictions. Inside the dining area it was really bright and so many tables full of people, social distancing was not enforced and all the tables of 2 are round the edge against the windows, so if you are a larger group of 3+ do not expect a window seat - you will not get one!! Therefore we were sat in the middle of the ship, bright lights everywhere, meaning we could not see the view, and if we could multiple people were sat blocking it. We had to go on to the top deck everytime we wanted a good view or to take photos. The small glass of wine was fine, and the cold canapes were nice enough (i didnt have any but my friends enjoyed them). The staff could have been friendlier and more customer focussed. The singer was good and provided entertainment along the 'boring' stretches of the cruise. In summary it was a nice thing to do as a one off experience, but it is very over-priced, they don't seem to appreciate the custom and i would definitely not use City Cruises again for a cruise - only for hop on/off as its more of a 'posh water bus'.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Mark B wrote a review Oct 2020
St Neots, United Kingdom381 contributions107 helpful votes
Fantastic experience with very friendly staff. The cruise was very informative with brilliant commentary on route. The food was quite nice and overall it was a terrific day
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