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About Thames River Sightseeing

Thames River Bridge viewing the scenery of the Thames River at Thames River Sightseeing
Thomas Doggott with Carousel at Thames River Sightseeing


Thames River Sightseeing (formally Thames River Services) was created when a group of independent party boat owners joined forces to start a sightseeing company. In the daytime, tourists can enjoy sightseeing trips on the river, and in the evening, groups of party-goers can hire boats for parties and corporate events. We have just undergone a major rebrand that has seen the amalgamation of our two services Thames River Services and Circular Cruise, to become the new Thames River Sightseeing brand.

With over 50 years of experience, Thames River Sightseeing is one of the longest-running Westminster to Greenwich riverboat cruises. Being a family-owned company, our dedication to providing the highest-quality experience is unmatched with upscale amenities, a fleet of elegant vessels all featuring inside and outdoor seating and a fully-stocked bar, live and educational commentary in multiple languages, and a team dedicated to ensuring your journey is nothing but smooth sailing. Join our local skippers as you immerse yourself in an incredible journey where you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the skyline, historical sights, and hidden gems. Hop on our vessels and see over 60 iconic landmarks directly from the Thames River. Hop off at any of our stops and craft your own London adventure, and once you are ready, hop back on to continue your exploration. With Thames River Sightseeing, you can avoid the crowded walkways and traffic-filled streets and sit back, relax, and enjoy an authentic way to explore London.

Discover London

With our four departure points, you can explore London the way you want. Take time to sightsee many of London’s best tourist attractions from the river from the safety of our open-top boats, which operate come rain or shine.
A stunning cityscape view captured during a Thames River Sightseeing excursion

Come aboard, it’s safe

TRS has been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go‘ industry safety standard by Visit England to help you confidently explore London. The mark has been given to businesses that have adapted their day-to-day operations in line with Government and Public Health Guidelines. These measures include contactless ticketing and payment, hand sanitising and washing facilities, clear signage and social distancing. It also includes face coverings, regular cleaning and staff training.

Enjoy Your River Thames Cruise

While onboard any of our boats, you can settle back and enjoy the entertaining and sometimes hilarious live commentary from the local crew members or listen to the multilingual audio commentary on your smartphone.

As we operate our services all year round, you can rest assured that our boats have outdoor viewing decks and heated lounges with panoramic windows. Come rain or shine, you can relax and enjoy London’s famous landmarks from a unique perspective.