Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise in London

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  • 1 hr

Cruise from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben all the way to Greenwich and discover London's historical sights along the way on this 1-hour Thames river sightseeing trip. With departures from Westminster Pier, live audio commentary, this is a perfect introduction to the city: upgrade for a round trip ticket.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Thames River Sightseeing

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament are the home of British democracy. The Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben is one of the most famous landmarks in London.

Pass By: London Eye

The London Eye is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, offering wonderful views of London during its 30-minute rotation.

Pass By: Royal Festival Hall

Built in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, the venue is host to many international concerts. The complex includes restaurants and bars with great views of the river.

Pass By: Tate Modern

Housed in the converted Bankside power station, the Tate Modern is a ‘family-friendly’ modern art gallery, with a free permanent collection as well as specialist exhibitions.

Pass By: St. Paul's Cathedral

Built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, St Paul’s is simply awe-inspiring. See amazing views from the dome, but be warned, it’s 530 steps to the top!

Pass By: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

A replica of the original Globe Theatre with daily behind-the-scenes tours, and a summer season of Shakespeare’s plays as Elizabethan audiences would have seen them.

Pass By: HMS Belfast

Explore the nine decks of this warship to discover what life was like onboard during the Second World War.

Pass By: Tower of London

Explore a thousand years of history. Visit the Bloody Tower, see where royalty lived - and were executed - and marvel at the Crown Jewels.

Pass By: Tower Bridge

An excellent example of Victorian engineering at its best. Find out how it works and see the Thames through the glass floors of the walkway in the Tower Bridge Experience.

Stop At: Cutty Sark

Visit Cutty Sark in Greenwich for an action-packed day out on one of the world's most famous ships. Meet figures from the ship’s past like Captain Woodget and the ship’s cook and hear their epic stories about life on board the fastest ship of her time. Take the helm at the ship's wheel, visit the crew's quarters, then relax with a coffee and a cake at the ship’s café. Cutty Sark is the world's sole surviving tea clipper and now an award-winning visitor attraction.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Royal Observatory Greenwich

Take a selfie at the historic Prime Meridian where east meets west and take your place at the centre of the world. Whilst you're at the top of the hill at the Royal Observatory be sure to enjoy the views of London and beautiful Greenwich Park, the perfect chance to point out landmarks to your kids. Visit the beautiful Flamsteed House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and historic home to Britain's Astronomers Royal. Take a fascinating glimpse into the apartments where the Astronomers Royal and their families lived and worked in our new Observatory Life display. On top of Flamsteed House is one of the world’s earliest public time signals, the bright red Time Ball, which has been in operation since 1833. See it drop at 1pm every day!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Greenwich Park

Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th-century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Old Royal Naval College

The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich is one of the most spectacular and important baroque interiors in Europe.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Greenwich Market

London's only historic market set in a World Heritage Site. Open 7 days a week 10am-5.30pm. Find street food, antiques, fashion, boutique shops and more.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum – the largest of its kind in the world – sets out to illuminate the history of Britain's encounters with the sea.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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