Thames River Sightseeing boat cruising on river Thames

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With over 50 years of experience, Thames River Sightseeing is one of the longest running Westminster to Greenwich river boat cruises. All their crew members are experienced boatmen, some with family connections to the River Thames going back generations.

TRS (formally Thames River Services) was created when a group of independent party boat owners joined forces to start a sightseeing company. In the daytime, tourists can enjoy sightseeing trips on the river, and in the evening groups of party-goers can hire boats for parties and corporate events.

In recent years, TRS has undergone a major rebrand that has seen the amalgamation of the two services Thames River Services and Circular Cruise, to become the new Thames River Sightseeing brand.

Discover London
With choice of four departure points, you can explore London the way you want to. Take time to sightsee many of London’s best tourist attractions from the river from the safety of their open top boats which operate come rain or shine.

Enjoy your cruise
While you’re onboard any of their boats, you can settle back and enjoy the entertaining and sometimes hilarious live commentary from the crew members or opt to listen to the multilingual audio commentary on your smartphone.

As they operate services all year round, you can rest assured that boats have outdoor viewing decks as well as heated lounges with panoramic windows. Come rain, come shine, you will be able to relax and watch the world go by in comfort.

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  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups


  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar area

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted



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      Thames River Sightseeing

      Type:Pedestrian Ferry

      Greenwich Pier, London, SE10 9HT

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      Opening Times

      Thames River Sightseeing cruises are subject to change or cancellation for inclement weather or extreme tides. (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

      * Greenwich Pier
      to Westminster Pier 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 *15:20 *16:00 *16:40 *17:20 *18:00 (*One way services)

      Westminster Pier to Bankside Pier
      and Greenwich Pier 10:20 11:00 11:40 12:20 13:00 13:40 14:20 15:00 15:40 16:20 17:00

      Bankside Pier to Greenwich Pier 10:40 11:20 12:00 12:40 13:20 14:00 14:40 15:20 16:00 16:40 17:20

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