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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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What You Can Expect

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

Rossella B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Confortable, punctual, and interesting. The guides that entertain the visitors are a mixture of a professional actor and a sailor that is, they are able to invent the most improbable stories and make them sound realistic. This makes the trip even funnier than expected!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A very enjoyable boat ride, on board staff very knowledgable and provided commentary. It only offers four stops but that will take a day or more to do.

Peter D H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Highly recommend this over the hop on hop off buses. We did it twice!!!

Touring Europe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a good tour. Guide was very good and did a great job highlighting the important things along the way. Went up to Greenwich to see Prime Meridian. Loved it! Hop on hop off option is great!

Allison K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great choice to get an overview of the city from the river. The line for the ticket exchange for the voucher is very long, be prepared to wait unless you can get tickets in advance and return for your boarding time. There is a guide on the boat who is knowledgeable about the scenery and historical points of interest. There are bathrooms onboard, a bar to get drinks and snacks. Bring your own snacks and cold drinks to save money and waiting in line. The boats are packed. You can literally get off at various bridge points of landing and/or get back on another boat if you want to visit that area/location. Ticket is good for 24hours. You can of course just get a simple ride from one location to another for a different price, this is used as a part of the transportation system of the city. If you go all the way to the end, Greenwich, be aware that there is a couple hour lag time in the return trip. If you want to spend time visiting and eating in that area, plan ahead. There is some scenery on the way, but it takes about 4 extra hours of your day. Otherwise, get off at the last landing point before this trip around the bend and to Greenwich. There is the Royal Naval Academy museum, and a pub attached, other restaurants throughout the city and clotted cream ice cream vendors, along with street musicians.
Also at the end in Greenwich, and at the end of the return trip back to starting point, there is an announcement for gratuity if you like, then, someone literally stands with a bucket as you walk off the boat. Didn't like that. Overall, this is worth the value. Get your bearings for the sites and then return for your visit/tour of each location you like.

Kathleen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lovely views of famous sights from the river.Excellent commentaries by staff.Good snacks and drinks .Staff very helpful.Greenich stop very enjoyable

Fiona C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide Alex was great!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We enjoyed this tour and would recommend it. We especially enjoyed our time in Greenwich with the village feel and slower pace than London. The tower bridge is awesome and it was fun to see all of the homes along the river. The tour guide did a great job giving tidbits of info along the way. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon!

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had 3 hours spare to spend in London after a trip to Harley Street. I used Viator for the first time and will certainly use again to quickly book a circular hop on hop off river boat trip. The booking service was easy, the price was very good, the staff were friendly and valued our custom and the on-board information was interesting, amusing and overall excellent. I have since learnt of the global trips they provide and will certainly use again. GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY SERVICE.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was nice. I opted to just stay on the boat the entire ride since i had already seen everything previously. The weather was perfect and the cruise was great!

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