Water activity

London: Thames River Cruise

Activity provider: The London Eye - MEG

London: Thames River Cruise

Activity provider: The London Eye - MEG
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From US$ 17.11 per person

Likely to sell out

A unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. The cruise features live commentary presented by expert guides that bring the city to life.

About this activity

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Duration 45 minutes
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben (Palace of Westminster)
  • Admire views of St Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge
  • Learn about the history of London's most famous landmarks with your guide
Full description

Enjoy a cruise on the River Thames with live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by expert guides. Admire the views along the shorelines, passing some of London's most famous landmarks. The circular cruise offers both covered and sun deck seating and departs from the London Eye pier directly underneath the London Eye. It goes as far as Tower Bridge and returns 40 minutes later having cruised past the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe as well as Westminster, Millennium and Tower Bridges.

  • River cruise
  • Souvenir guide map (available in seven languages)
  • Foreign language audio commentary

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    Meeting point

    Board the boat at London Eye Pier County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • The time slots available at check-out are for the river cruise element only
    • Access to both attractions is subject to availability, it is recommended to book both elements in advance. You can book your second attraction within 90 days of visiting the lead attraction
    • Infants aged 3 years and under ride free, but must still reserve a ticket
    • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18+
    • Disabled guests pay the standard price and their carer enters free of charge. The carer ticket will be issued on-site at the attraction upon presentation of proof of disability
    • This attraction is cashless
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 1497 reviews

    Review summary

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    Neat way to see some key landmarks. Only takes about an hour and it also gives you a good sense of where things are so you can go explore more. Great tour guide, Stef. We sat inside (was quite chilly!) vs. up top, and we still had great views. Went with our teenage daughter and it was one of her favorite things we did in London.

    December 31, 2022

    From the River Thames you can see many highlights of the city of London. The guide on the deck of the boat gives enthusiastic explanations about what there is to see. And of course there is a lot of waving to the people on the side and on the many bridges.

    November 1, 2022

    It was a fantastic experience, with a boat trip on the Thames. The tour guide was very nice and told the story of the flowing Thames and the beautiful London bridges, about London and London's beautiful buildings. It was also a major attraction with the Golden Eye, overlooking London. Highly recommend, Gidra

    October 18, 2022

    Product ID: 193403