Thames River (River Thames) is an historic river located in England. The river dates back to as early as the Neolithic period when it is believed that permanent settlements thrived alongside the river. Today, this 215-mile river, which travels through southeast England, is a favorite for riverboat tours.
City Cruises in London offers tours of Thames River. Guests may select tours ranging from 30 minutes up to three hours. It is not uncommon for guests to make a day of it by purchasing a ticket that allows unlimited rides. With the exception of Christmas Day, Thames River tours depart from Westminster Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Pier, and Greenwich Pier everyday of the year.
Thames River runs along historic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, St. Pauls Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, and Canary Wharf. Sightseers will also sail past pubs, art galleries, observatories, hotels, restaurants, and even more beautiful bridges. Your journey will begin at Westminster Pier then travel the Houses of Parliament, County Hall, The London Eye, The Royal Festival Hall, St. Pauls Cathedral and the Millennium Footbridge, Shakespeare Globe Theater, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, The Old Royal Naval College, and Thames Barrier.
City Cruises features all weather boats that are wheelchair friendly. The fleet includes M.V.Millennium City, M.V.Millennium Dawn, M.V.Millennium of Peace, M.V.Millennium Time, M.V. Mayflower, M.V.Eltham, M.V.Westminster, and M.V. Princess. The boat seats anywhere from 64-495 passengers.
City Cruises river liners, also known as M2-class, have a number of features designed for customer comfort and spectacular views of the city.
City Cruises RiverLiners Facts and Figures
- Facts and Figures
- Open top deck, enclosed lower salon with panoramic windows
- Wheelchair accessible toilets
- Two bars
- 500 seats (up to 240 around tables)
- Twin hulls of welded steel construction
- Length 29.2m
- Depth 2.85m
- Beam l O.9m
- Tonnage 270grt
- Twin Cummins 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines (350hp) with advanced design of injectors, piston and cylinder head to optimize fuel burn and offer greater fuel efficiency
- Fuel capacity 14,000 liters
- Water capacity 8,000 liters
- Fuel Consumption 100 liters/hr approx.
- Electric power 50kVA diesel generators
Upon arrival in London, you may call City Cruises to purchase tickets or head over to Westminster Pier. Please click here for a map and directions. Westminster Pier is located at:
London SW1A 2JH, United Kingdom
Phone: 07961 179 389
City Cruises Contact
City Cruises Plc
Cherry Garden Pier
Cherry Garden Street
London SE16 4TU England
Tel:+44 (0)20 77 400 400
Fax:+44 (0)20 77 400 495