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Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Greater London, United Kingdom

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Discover the sights and history of London from the water on this leisurely cruise down the Thames River. 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

What's Included

  • 1 Day Pass, Hop-on hop-off river cruise
  • Recorded commentary onboard
  • GPS Recorded commentary in various languages available to download
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

  • 10:00 AM

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

This flexible day cruise embarks regularly from 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 sightseeing loop or hop off at any stop—another boat will be along shortly 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!
Sightseeing Cruise

1 Stop

9 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour

Operating Schedule: Tickets are valid FROM 10am - Last available cruise

City Cruises London Westminster Pier

Points of interest passed by on this route

Tower of London

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Houses of Parliament

Big Ben

City Cruises

Thames River

London Eye

The View from The Shard

Thames River

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bar, cafe and toilets are available onboard
  • Tickets are valid between 10am - last available cruise
  • GPS Recorded commentary in various languages available to download via the City Cruises App
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by City Cruises

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

I recommend doing this tour early in your trip so you can get an idea of the layout of London and the major sites.
Be aware of a half an hour wait at Greenwich Pier if doing the trip in one and on a tight schedule.
My advice, if leaving from Greenwich, and you want the full experience, catch the earliest departure at 10:00.
820 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Nice intro to London!
Joy_G, Jun 2022
Nice intro to London. Very quick trip from Tower Pier to Westminster. It certainly beat waiting in traffic on a double decker bus! Narrator was informative and funny.
Recommended river trip with city cruises
helen_k, Jun 2022
We were on the first boat out from tower bridge quay on Sunday June 12th heading to Greenwich. The guy on the mic was brilliant - just the right amount of interesting info with a little bit of comedy thrown in. I wish I had asked his name to give it a mention here but hopefully your rotas will tell you. The trip back was disappointing in comparison - just a voiceover with general info and loads of adverts. It was also out of synch with the journey and rather out of date.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great overview of the city
Susan_T, Jun 2022
First time in London. Appreciated any updates and info about London. Like statistics!. # of population etc.
Touring the Thames
Phillip_R, Jun 2022
This tour was wonderful. Especially the narrator on trip up river who was both funny and knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour to all!
on deck great, below deck awful.
cecily_g, May 2022
way out on top deck was really lovely, and commentary was great. on way back we made the mistake to sit below deck - far far too hot and the microphone was so loud it was uncomfortable- it trigger a bad migraine by the time we got off one stop later.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The commentary on our...
Salim_M, May 2022
The commentary on our river cruise was great! HOWEVER! There is a long wait between boats. We waited 30 minutes for the boat from tower bridge to Greenwich and then had to wait another 30 minutes for it to return to tower bridge.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Quick day trip to Greenwich.
Alfred_P, May 2022
Very easy to use. Great views. Crew is wonderful. Easy way to get to and from Greenwich. Royal Observatory, The Eye, and Parliament, and views of The Tower Bridge.
Great bang for your buck
Ryan_Q, May 2022
Great narration by the crew. Funny and informative. Gives you free reign of the Thames with the 24hr pass. Toured Westminster, Big Ben, London eye, Tower of London, tower bridge and green which all aboard the bot
1 traveler found this review helpful
Make This A Part Of Your Trip To London
Bob_A, May 2022
The crew were wonderful, especially Allie who provided interesting information with a lot of humor! A great way to learn about the history of England!
Great experience
Thomas_M, May 2022
Great trip to Greenwich. Fantastic crew. Very fun. Unique views of the city. Observatory was a once in a lifetime experience.
Excellent service
Joanne_M, Apr 2022
I had a phobia about getting into the boat. The person commentary on board put me at ease. Very knowledgeable friendly team. Excellent all round. Thank you
Needs to be modernised
E_M, Apr 2022
I did not enjoy the hop and hop off tour and Timing of the boats were poor and the seats were terrible
Relaxing cruise 😍
Catriona_G, Apr 2022
Got on our cruise at at 5.30 and it was the perfect time for us got ourselves a tea before the cruise started sat on top deck weather was lovely and then our guide took us down the Thames he was very good and very funny we did some laughing . Loved it 😍
Viator website was great...
Sarah_S, Apr 2022
Viator website was great to book however the confirmation scanned tickets didn't come through and I had to contact customer services. The commentary on the cruse from Westminster to Greenwich with Danny and his crew was excellent!! . The staff at Greenwich Pier were unhelpful when we were trying to return to London Tower. The Cruise was there but we were told we were too late and to come back in an hour. Tone and timing was not pleasant or correct
Absolutely brilliant
Zoe_S, Mar 2022
The crew were absolutely amazing, we learnt so much and they were so funny. Enjoyed every second. Thank you
Great trip
Carole_R, Dec 2021
Great experience Would use again nxt time in london Pleasant staff Drinks reasonable price Dont sit on top if its cold ha ha
Brilliant, great crew and commentary, 5 stars 🌟
Hayley_B, Nov 2021
I have to say ,the crew members was great. They knew alot of history about the Thames. I wish I had got his name, but I didn't! I found it very interesting. He was much better than your running company commentary. He knew loads . It was a very reasonable price. The only thing I would say, is that it said on my email you had to change your e ticket to a proper ticket as we couldn't use as e ticket on boat . When we got there was told the e ticket was fine ,which is fair enough, I found it a bit confusing to what I read about it .
Great experience
Sian_F, Nov 2021
A really wonderful way to see London and a super boat to do it in. The crew onboard were all very helpful and the facilities were very clean. Alfie offered a very amusing commentary that kept up entertained! We shall be back, thank you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very enjoyable experience.
Jonathan_T, Nov 2021
The captains mate (not trained as a tour guide) should be a tour guide, brilliantly delivered and very informative with a few jokes added in. Thank you.
I expected more...
Vivian_C, Nov 2021
I expected more information on the areas and more directions. It was basically a water Uber with a high price


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