Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Review StarReview StarReview StarReview StarReview Star 443 reviews
Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise
from £16.94
Enjoy a different view with City Cruises! 

The best way to see London's sights and splendor is from the deck of a boat. With this hop-on hop-off pass you can cruise up and down the Thames, alighting at your leisure, for a whole day.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: As members of ABTA and ATAS we are 100% financially bonded. You can book your day trip with us in absolute confidence, no matter where in the world you are.

In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
1 hour


Important InfoInfo

Sight seeing Cruise

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the Sight seeing Cruise:
  • City Cruises Westminster Pier
  • City Cruises Tower Pier
  • City Cruises Greenwich Pier
  • London Eye Pier
Attractions on the Sight seeing Cruise:

Tower of London / Greenwich / Shakespeare's Globe Theatre / Old Royal Naval College / Houses of Parliament / Big Ben / Cutty Sark / City Cruises / Thames River / Coca-Cola London Eye / Canary Wharf / The View from The Shard

Operates: Boats Depart every 40 minutes


  • 1 Day Pass, Hop-on hop-off river cruise
  • Live commentary onboard


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Time

See itinerary

Departure Point

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

Returns To

You may disembark at any of the available stops.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bar, cafe and toilets are available onboard

Booking Information

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great way to see London from the river. Different perspective totally and more relaxing than all the street traffic!
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019
We enjoyed the Thames River Cruise; however, we really did not need the day pass. We spent much more time on land seeing sites. If doing again, we would purchase just a one way fare and ride the main length of the river. If you want a lazy day and to just sit, then this attraction would be for you.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed my cruise. The ability to hop on and off was magical. I was able to spend time looking at the things I wanted to. The commentary on the boat was also excellent. The chap spoke well, slowly, audibly and we all enjoyed him.
• Submitted 18 Apr 2019
Great way to see all the top London landmarks/attractions, had loads of great photos and live commentary very informative and at times funny would recommend
• Submitted 02 Jan 2019
Very nice boat trip. Greenwich was worth visiting.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2018
A great tour! Being able to hop-on and hop-off was great. I recommend doing this tour early in your trip so you can get an idea of the layout of London and the major sites.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2018
We would never miss an opportunity to take the Thames River Cruise! It is relaxing, it's a chance to rest your legs after busy London walking excursions, and it's absolutely wonderful to see the buildings and architecture along the water...fully explained by booklets with maps, and if lucky, an on-board narrator! The price is super affordable and because it is a hop-on Hop-off, you can customize it to your own timetable. There is a snack bar, so a little bag of munchies and cold drink or cup of tea make the cruise that much more enjoyable!
• Submitted 01 Jul 2018
Awesome! Great travelling at the end of October. Loved the commentary, found it humourous and anecdotal loved just moseying around Greenwich Village. Had lunch and hopped back on and got out at St. Pauls. Lovely day.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2017
This river cruise, with the crew's commentary, was both enjoyable and informative. It provided a good general overview of the bridges and historic sites along the river with the convenience of our scheduling we had a 24 hour pass. It was a great introduction to London, for us!!
• Submitted 27 Oct 2017
Outstanding is a poor word to describe this cruise. We had booked for this cruise while still at India, and the process of getting the vouchers exchanged for tickets and boarding the boat was pretty painless. The boat itself was a spotlessly clean and well kept craft. The commentary not the recorded one, but a live commentary was sardonic, with dry and self deprecating humor, and very very enjoyable. We did not do the hop-on-hop-off portions, opting to stay with the boat through the downstream run, and for a part of the upstream run. The history of the buildings, the waterfront pubs and quays, the bridges, and the amazingly built apartment blocks were entertaining and informative to learn about. Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to see London from a different perspective
• Submitted 27 Oct 2017
Loved the hop on hop off boat. Wish they stopped at more piers other than 4.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
Fantastic way to see London! Loved the narrative and stories told by our guide.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
A fantastic way to see the city. Great guides, humorous and detailed. Great bar service as well.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
We joined the boat at Westminster Pier and travelled to Greenwich, in glorious sunshine, and enjoyed the commentary provided by one of the crew! It was a great way to see London and to learn some interesting facts about this great city. We were very lucky and saw Tower Bridge open to allow a tall ship to pass through! Our journey back was just as much fun!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017
We LOVED this cruise and our day in Greenwich. The tour guide on the boat was a hoot! And local to boot. He was really a boatman, not a tour guide. Everything about this day was great.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Great tour guides
• Submitted 19 Sep 2017
Great but the boats need to be updated more
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
We did this tour in conjunction with the London Eye. The river guides were very funny and full of historic points. We were cracking up with laughter, the guide could have done stand up comedy, he made the trip worthwhile.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
It was an amazing experience, thanks to the weather. But this couldn't have been memorable without City Cruises. They made it the best! The live commentary is pretty neat. Nice witty jokes to keep the people involved and makes the environment lively. Nice bar and quick snacks at the basement. Timely services and schedule, detailed information at the front desk, ground staff and boat crew. I would recommend this highly to all
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
This was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon in London. We were visiting for one day only and this boat trip satisfied all our interests. The boat was safe and comfortable. The guide was very funny and entertaining and enhanced the experience of the ride. The sites we saw were impressive and gives us ideas about London's history and sites to see more off should we have the time. This was a perfect experience, well worth the trip. Thank you!
• Submitted 03 Sep 2017
Great way to see London, high recommend it instead of Hop On Hop Off Bus.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Excellent trip
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
I thought this was a fantastic way to see the river. The boat has a snack bar with drinks and snacks. While you cruise a guide tells you information about all the areas along the river. They give you historical facts. You can hop on and off at any of the stops or stay on for a complete round trip, you can ride for 24 hours from when you exchange your voucher for a ticket. I found it to be very relaxing.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2017
Saw all the main sites along the river and the commentary was very informative and funny.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017

In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
1 hour


More London Day Trips

London Rock Music Tour
London Rock Music Tour
£46.20 / 8 hours
London Night Sightseeing Tour
London Night Sightseeing Tour
£26.40 / 1 hour 30 minutes
The London Dungeon Standard Ticket
The London Dungeon Standard Ticket
£26.40 / 1 hour 50 minutes
London Rock Legends Small Group Tour
London Rock Legends Small Group Tour
£46.20 / 3 hours 30 minutes