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London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

1. London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

Admire the views of London's most iconic sights with a cruise on the River Thames. Cruise to Greenwich to see London's historical sights from the River Thames. Journey past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, and the Tate Modern. Choose between either a one-way or round-trip journey, with skip-the-line entry, and avoid the queues at the ticket office as you go straight to board the boat. Listen to the live audio commentary as you enjoy the comfort of a modern but traditional vessel. Admire the pyramid structure of The Shard and see other monuments from London's historic waterway. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of London's landmarks. Stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, and Tower Bridge Quay before arriving at Greenwich Pier. Feel free to explore the charms of Greenwich on your own terms, and see sights such as Greenwich Market, the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park, and the Royal Observatory which are all within easy walking distance from the pier.

London: River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

2. London: River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London on a speed boat tour on the River Thames. Admire new and historical sights, such as the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Tower of London. See more of London than more conventional sightseeing tours, and benefit from an informal and entertaining commentary along the way. Sail under Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf, and get the ultimate rollercoaster-on-water-experience whilst James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.

London: 75-Minute Thames Barrier RIB Speedboat Tour

3. London: 75-Minute Thames Barrier RIB Speedboat Tour

Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London at high speed. Spend 75 minutes traveling along the River Thames from Embankment Pier with an informal entertaining commentary. See new and historical London sites including the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, and the magnificent Thames Barrier. Sail under Tower Bridge at high speed all the way to the Thames Barrier and get the ultimate rollercoaster experience whilst the James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.  When you return to Embankment Pier after your experience, you will have the option to purchase souvenir photographs that your crew will take as a memory of being onboard.

London: River Thames Luxury Dinner Cruise with Live Music

4. London: River Thames Luxury Dinner Cruise with Live Music

Enjoy a relaxing cruise down the River Thames in the evening, and savor a delicious dinner as you listen to live music. Choose from a 3-course set menu (with choice of main) with half a bottle of wine or a 5-course à la carte menu with unlimited wine. Board the pleasure boat at Embankment Pier, and cruise along the Thames, enjoying sights of some of London’s most famous landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London. Sit back and relax as a resident band provides the evening’s entertainment. The cruise ends at the original starting point. Sample Menu: Courgette, green olive and basil tart Roast chicken, pea a la francaise, new potato Devonshire crab tortelloni, cherry tomato compote, crispy shallots Lemon posset, strawberry

London: Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and Cable Car Ticket

5. London: Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and Cable Car Ticket

Experience the sights of London from multiple perspectives with a combined 1-day River Roamer ticket on the commuter boats of the Thames Clippers and a return ticket for the Emirates Air Line cable car. Cruise up and down the River Thames at leisure aboard the panoramic clipper boats, and see the attractions of London from the deck. Escape the crowded tubes and buses to enjoy a journey on the fastest fleet of catamarans on the river. The boats depart every 20 minutes from a number of different locations, including Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Greenwich Pier, and North Greenwich Pier. Hop off to explore monuments such as St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, the Cutty Sark, and the Houses of Parliament. It is the most perfect way to get through the center of the city, with unbeatable views as a bonus. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off at any pier in the central and eastern zones.  Then, take off on the Emirates Air Line cable car and experience a stunning attraction built for the Olympic Games 2012. Enjoy bird's eye views of the O2 arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and London skyline as you glide above the river. Please note that you have to redeem your Get Your Guide voucher at one of the following ticket offices: Westminster, Embankment, London Bridge City, Tower, Canary Wharf, Greenwich or North Greenwich pier between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Embankment Pier

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,807 reviews

Great trip and loved the commentary finding out all sort of history about the buildings that line the river. Would recommend. Definitely start from Westminster - great view of Houses of Parliament and London Eye from a different perspective.

Staff were friendly and professional, would definitely recommend this experience For your information:- *travellers not travelers (we are in the UK, not America!

Great trip from Westminster to Greenwich. All the interesting points along the bank of the Thames were pointed out by a member of the crew.

Lovely experience. Took your from Westminster to Greenwich and back

It was a lovely sunny day out on the top deck. Well stocked bar