Boarding at Westminster Pier, your journey on the River Thames will take you through the heart of the city as you enjoy iconic views of London's most famous landmarks.
See Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament from a different angle, travel down the river admiring the changes in the city's landscape and architecture from old to new from the Shard the Gherkin and Canary Wharf; to the infamous Tower Bridge and Tower of London, before arriving in Greenwich to explore more.
Visit Cutty Sark and experience what life was like on board a true survivor of the seas and discover the epic story of a sailing legend.
Built in 1869 to carry tea back from China, Cutty Sark survived high seas, storms, and mutiny, and travelled far and wide to almost every major port across the globe.
Stand on the main deck and marvel at the towering masts and 11 miles of rigging, take the helm at the ship’s wheel, and enjoy fabulous views of the River Thames. Learn about the romance, adventure and danger of life at sea. The exhibits on board the ship bring to life the challenges faced by Capitan and crew.
Touch the original structure of the ship – over 90% of the hull dates back to 1869 – and find out about the incredible conservation project that has saved Cutty Sark for future generations.
The Royal Observatory
Visit the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and stand astride the world-famous Meridian Line and enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Royal Park, the City of London and the River Thames.
The Royal Observatory is the historic home of British astronomy, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the world-famous Meridian Line.
Established in the 17th century and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, it was from here that the great scientists of the time precisely mapped the stars to help navigate at sea. Stand aside the Meridian Line with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one in the west.
Must see attractions include the Great Equatorial Telescope, Harrison’s clocks, the Shepherd Gate Clock, the Time Ball and the famous Octagon Room.
Whilst in Greenwich enjoy dramatic views of London across Greenwich Royal Park, the City of London and the River Thames. Or on Thursdays to Sundays explore Greenwich's famous market.
Nearest station: North Greenwich, Westminster, Tower Hill, Waterloo
City Cruises Thames Cruise:
Days of operation: Daily
First departure from Waterloo Pier: 9.55am (April-October)
Last departure from Greenwich: 6.55pm (April-October)
Daily: 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission: 4.15pm)
Closed: 24-26 December
Daily: 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission: 4.30pm)
Closed: 24-26 December
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