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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:1 Day Pass

Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Discover the sights and history of London from the water on this leisurely cruise down the River Thames. With your 24-hour pass, enjoy unobstructed views of the city’s main riverside attractions like the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament from within an all-weather vessel, and hop on or off at any stop along the way. Create your own London adventure!


  • Hop-on hop-off Thames River cruise
  • Cruise in comfort on the open upper deck or lower saloon
  • Convenient access to many attractions, including the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, London Eye and Greenwich
  • Hop on or off wherever you like throughout the day
  • Live commentary onboard

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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Big Ben, London

This flexible day cruise embarks every 40 minutes from four central London piers – Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier (near the London Eye), Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier. Board at your leisure and grab a seat in the glass-encased saloon or on the open deck. Sip on a hot or cold drink from the full-bar and enjoy panoramic views of the river as you set off. 

Drift in warmth and comfort along the banks of the historic River Thames and discover London’s history through lively onboard commentary. Relax as the boat makes the entire 2.5-hour loop or hop off at any stop – another boat will be along in 20-30 minutes to pick you up. With your flexible pass, hop on and off as many times as you’d like throughout the day to visit iconic landmarks from Westminster to Greenwich and back again!

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great way to go from London Eye to Tower of London and beat the crowds!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really great way to get acquainted with the city. Boats run frequently up and down the Thames and on/off is easy. We did this our first day just to keep moving after the long flight. Worked because by the time we finished and got back to the hotel, we passed out from exhaustion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was amazing. We had been told to book well in advance which we did as we were from Australia. The tour guide was amazing and he was very passionate about his subject. It was very informative and the group listened very respectively which was pleasing. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great first day for us in London. Got lots of other information on the town as we floated down the Thames. Lots of great photos and plenty to do at every stop. We got 2 different hosts as we got off looked around for over an hour and then got back on. Even though we saw the same things again the presentation was unique enough to hold us captivated a second time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The commentary was informative and enjoyable and the sights fantastic. Even the food for sale on the boat was very nice. I would do it again and I recommend it to anyone wanting a fascinating overview of the history of the Thames river and how London developed because of it. Lots of room on the boat to move around and take photos too. Ten out of ten!

Diane K
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A relaxing tour with commentary. We boarded at the Tower Hill Pier near our hotel, then got off at Westminster Pier. Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey are just a short walk away. Then back on to go to Greenwich Pier where we got off again, had lunch and visited the Royal Observatory and saw the Prime Meridian Line.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We loved seeing the city from the water. The Watermen that navigate the River Thames established 1555!, and their commentary were awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was great fun and gave us a wonderful way to get a view of the city. I would do this again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a good way to get the lay of the City if you are unfamiliar with London. An unexpected surprise was how much there was to see in Greenwich. We almost did not get off the boat but ended up spending over two hours sightseeing and eating lunch. This might be something to do your first day in London so you have an idea where things are and what you might want to see.

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