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!
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
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!
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
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!