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London River Cruises

By Viator, April 2014

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From the dramatic arches of Tower Bridge to the dazzling lights of the London Eye, the Thames riverside is home to many of London’s most iconic landmarks and there are few better ways to take in the sights than by cruising through its heart. London river cruises offer unbeatable views along the picturesque waterfront, including attractions like London Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, the HMS Belfast and the South Bank Arts Complex, but best of all, there’s a plethora of different water tours to choose from.

Choose from a scenic cruise, an adrenaline-fueled speedboat ride or a unique land and sea adventure on a London Duck (a transformer-esque bus that double up as boat), or add an edge to your sightseeing trip by combining boat tickets with a ride on the London Eye, a visit to Madame Tussauds or a tour of the Tower of London.  You could even opt for a Hop on Hop off boat cruise or a Thames Clipper River Roamer pass, which allow a full day of boat transport between Millbank, Greenwich Pier, Woolwich and Embankment.

Alternatively, make the most of the views by eating on board — lunch and dinner cruises are available, along with traditional English Afternoon Tea. You could even spice things up with a sunset night cruise; a Jazz lunch cruise, accompanied by live jazz musicians or a Showboat cruise, where dinner is served up with cabaret entertainment. You can even celebrate the festive season on the water by enjoying a traditional Christmas lunch on board or join in the celebrations on a New Year’s Eve party cruise.

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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 148 Reviews

The best way to see London's sights and splendor is from the deck of a boat. With this hop-on hop-off pass you can cruise up and down the Thames, alighting at ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Day Pass

From USD $30.56

The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 101 Reviews

Enjoy a evening of food, wine and entertainment as you cruise down the River Thames. Glide past some of London's most spectacular landmarks including the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $134.13

River Thames High-Speed Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then this high-speed Thames river RIB experience cruise tour is tailor made for you! London will truly come alive and kicking ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Varies

From USD $61.12

London Vintage Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea

4 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Discover London’s hotspots on this exciting half-day tour that includes an afternoon tea at the either the Westminster Park Plaza or Kensington Palace ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $83.20

River Thames Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Wind up your day in the best possible way on a sunset River Thames boat cruise! Lasting two hours, this London sightseeing cruise passes all the top London ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.45

Madame Tussauds and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Get your tickets now for two of London's most popular activities: Madame Tussauds and a Thames River sightseeing cruise. You'll save money on the deal and be ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Day Pass

From USD $95.08

London Eye and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 236 Reviews

Roll up, roll up. Get your combined tickets to two of London's top attractions: a trip on the London Eye and a Thames River sightseeing cruise. You'll save ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Day Pass

From USD $64.18

London Thames River Afternoon Tea Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Complement a London sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with an indulgent afternoon tea, and experience an English tradition at its finest. Aboard a luxury ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.48

London City Tour by Vintage Bus Including The View from The Shard and Afternoon Tea at Kensington Palace

See London’s many sights from the vantage points of vintage bus, boat and skyscraper on an action-packed city tour, and visit Kensington Palace, too! After ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.09

London Thames River Jazz Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Relax, indulge and soak up the laidback atmosphere on a Thames River lunch cruise with live jazz entertainment. You'll receive a welcome cocktail, enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $81.50

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