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Address: Westminster Pier | Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, England
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+44 20 7740 0400
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Frequent sightseeing cruises on the River Thames through central London...

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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Very Pleasurable Cruise

We went on a city cruise lunch trip today. I was very impressed by the organisation of the event. No rush for tables as they were allocated. Tables were set for couples, foursomes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Harrow, United Kingdom
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a city cruise lunch trip today. I was very impressed by the organisation of the event. No rush for tables as they were allocated. Tables were set for couples, foursomes and much larger parties. Plenty of serving staff to attend to our orders. It was a set two course meal with tea/coffee. We had Chicken Chasseur with... More 

Thank Mickandjan77
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want a trip down the river, this is good, but hardly worth the price - you'd get the same on an ordinary riverboat. The afternoon tea is a huge disappointment - service was average, food options were restricted, the toilet locks did not work, and overall a better experience could be had elsewhere.

Thank Pamini K
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved the river trip, the guys giving the information were both extremely knowledgeable and funny!

Thank Levadas
Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on this cruise with my daughter. As far as afternoon tea goes I've had much better! This one was very basic, sandwiches and scones were alright however pastry choice was poor, primarily VERY SMALL chocolate cakes....not good if you don't like chocolate cake! You don't get a pot of tea, staff come around and serve you. We were bypassed... More 

Thank CEM31
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took this boat to get from a to b, learned a lot as well, very knowledgeable guide. When we arrived at the other end of the Thames we did some exploring again, so the boat saved our feet, the long walk!

Thank Canada-Malibu-Barbie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our afternoon tea cruise with City Cruises. Whilst the food wasn't anything to rave about, it was good value especially with the January 50% discount. The service staff were fantastic and the captain's commentary was very informative and entertaining. Great way to see all the river sights.

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Nazareth, HaZafon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The cruise guide was very informative, funny and British :) gone on it on the second day of arrival, gave us an overview of the whole city, history, tourist and local places, and lots of laughs. It's on top of the cruise so its open air and it was definitely cold, so I'd suggest taking a warm jacket and whatever... More 

Thank Rajaa H
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great views even though it was rainy. Perfect service all evening. Plentiful delicious food and drink that was included in price. Good entertainment from singer-lots of people dancing by the end of the night. Great evening and perfect Christmas present for my partner. Would definitely recommend!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked up the City Cruise boat at Tower Pier 25 minute trip to Greenwich with live commentary from a knowledgeable member of the crew. Light hearted and informative. Pointed out local landmarks and told us about the history of that place. Lots of pubs along the shoreline and there was plenty of knowledge which only comes from having visited Then... More 

Thank harrrythedog
Oxon Hill, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could give minus stars for this company I would! We have been booked on The London Showboat Tour for 3 months when 3 days prior I receive a text telling me the cruise is cancelled and to contact the company. When I did I was met by a "couldn't care less it's happened - live with it" attitude... More 

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