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Thames River Sightseeing Cruise Ticket

Tour Description

See the best of London from the water on this Thames River sightseeing cruise, from Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge (Butler’s Wharf Pier).
Climb aboard our sightseeing tour at Westminster Pier and cruise through the heart of London, admiring famous landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, the Tate Modern, and the world-famous Globe Theatre. During your tour, enjoy panoramic and uninterrupted views from our enclosed lower decks or open-air upper decks as you cruise along the River Thames. Experience a unique perspective, grab a beverage and snack from our fully licenced bars, and sit back as our local skippers provide entertaining information about London’s history and its famous sights.

Westminster Pier

Westminster is the most popular starting point for people travelling on the Thames River Sightseeing boat service on the River Thames. Located next to the Houses of Parliament, it’s within a short walking distance of major tourist attractions such as Westminster Abbey and the Cabinet War Rooms north of the river, the London Aquarium, the London Dungeon, and more.

Tower Bridge (Butler's Wharf Pier)

Butler’s Wharf offers a memorable stop with its mix of heritage and modern charm. Once a busy trading hub, it’s now home to trendy restaurants, bars, and stylish apartments. Take a leisurely walk along the riverbank and enjoy stunning views of Tower Bridge and the city skyline. Don’t forget to visit the Tower Bridge Museum to learn about its fascinating history and across the bridge, you’ll find the famous Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels. Just a short walk along the southern bank of the river, you can also visit the Second World War warship HMS Belfast, which is now a museum about life onboard during a conflict.

Cruising With Us

Thames River Sightseeing is a family-owned company that has been providing guests with top-rated tours for over 50 years. Our elegant vessels feature open-air decks, enclosed lower decks, and fully licenced bars featuring a wide range of tasty snacks, drinks, and alcoholic beverages. As you cruise the River Thames, sit back and relax as our local skippers and crew provide you with an unparallelled London adventure. Our city knowledge, entertaining tales, and local perspective will help you create remarkable memories.


Can travellers disembark at Butler's Wharf Pier and get a later boat back?

Yes. For a return cruise, a change of boat is required at Butler’s Wharf

The journey time from Westminster Pier out to Tower Bridge (Butler’s Wharf) is 30 minutes.

Yes, we have fully licensed bars selling a wide range of tasty snacks and drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic.

The top attractions and activities around Butler’s Wharf include the Tower Bridge, Tower of London, HMS Belfast, St. Katharine’s Dock and Borough Market. You can find more details on our Attractions page.





Image of the Great Bell of Big Ben, located at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London


The Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, known for its iconic presence and accurate timekeeping since 1859.