City Cruises can be found at the Cherry Garden Pier and Riverliners picked up from numerous points on the River Thames, providing a super way of taking in more than one family attraction while revelling in the deluxe surroundings of a City Cruises ship.

City Cruises transport 750,000 people each year on sightseeing, ferry, entertainment and charter cruises. The winner of a host of awards, including Best River and Canal Boat Operator at the Group Travel Organiser annual awards for six of the past eight years, City Cruises offer a wonderful end to a family day out – or the start of one! A City Cruises trip is just the ticket for a restive ride with grand sights from the windows and open upper decks and lower saloons.

Cruises leave the Westminster, Waterloo, Tower and Greenwich Piers each day, excepting Christmas Day, offering a family day out or short excursion that the weather cannot put a dampener on, whether a 30-minute trip between piers, or a 150-minute round-trip, accompanied by breakfast, lunch or dinner, as well as the use of two bars serving light refreshments and snacks.

Millennium of Peace is one of the latest M2 City Cruises liners boasting tailored interior design based on the seasons, and they provide the only direct river service between the heart of the capital and  the O2 Arena Dome at Greenwich. Lunch cruises leave each day from St. Katherine’s Pier by Tower Hotel and ticket holders can enjoy an after-lunch commentary on the sights. The journey takes in the Greenwich Meridian and the Eastern hemisphere, while the Catamaran M2s guarantee a stable ride whatever the conditions on the river.

The London Showboat provides cabaret voyages with a welcome drink, half a bottle of wine and four-course meal, live music, and dancing to the best tunes from the great musicals songbook, all against the backdrop of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Cleopatra’s Needle, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Blackfriars, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, the Golden Hinde, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Britain, London Aquarium, The Royal National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank, Canary Wharf, the Greenwich O2 Arena, and the Thames Flood Barrage.

In addition, permanently fixed by the Victoria Embankment, the RS Hispaniola Restaurant Ship has 130 seats in an air-conditioned restaurant, a cocktail bar, function rooms and sun terraces that offer  tapas and drinks until 11 pm. They can be pre-booked for private functions and corporate events – just the ticket for a spellbinding meeting under the stars.

Other features available include entertainers and ice sculptures, Christmas and birthday celebrations and wedding receptions on any of the City Cruises ships. City Cruises operates every day of the year other than Christmas Day, and with disabled facilities throughout, it’s a family attraction that everybody can revel in.

Tower of London Pier, Waterloo Pier, Westminster Pier
Tel: 020 77 400 400
Times: Dependent on your chosen cruise.