Thames River Sightseeing boat on the 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.

They have just undergone a major rebrand that has seen the amalgamation of our 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.

Thames River Sightseeing are also the only cruise company on the Thames who are operating regular circular cruise services to the Thames Barrier in Charlton.

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

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment only
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • One way system
  • Online booking only
  • Online booking possible
  • Online ordering available
  • Open now
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Queuing system
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands


  • 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


Map & Directions

Thames River Sightseeing

Type:Pedestrian Ferry

Greenwich Pier, London, SE10 9HT
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Opening Times

Open New Year

* Greenwich Pier
to St Katharine’s Pier
and Westminster Pier 11:15 12:15 13:15 *14:15 *15:15 *16:00 (*One way services)

Westminster Pier:
to St Katharine’s Pier
and Greenwich Pier 10:15 11:15 12:15 13:15 14:15 15:00

Embankment Pier:
to St Katharine’s Pier
and Greenwich Pier 10:20 11:20 12:20 13:20 14:20 15:05

St Katharine’s Pier:
to Greenwich Pier 10:45 11:45 12:45 13:45 14:45 15:30

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