Getting around London by boat

For those with sea legs, a river shuttle service is also available to move to London. Using the Thames, these shuttles take you from one corner of the city to the other.

The Thames Clipper (thamesclippers.com) is a river company that allows you to travel on the Thames by boat. Its service runs from 6am to 1am and costs £ 5 one way to £ 8 round trip. We embark from Embankment to Woolwich Arsenal, past the Tate Modern, The Shakespeare Globe Theater, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Greenwich and the O2.

By taking a River Bus, you can also travel from Embankment to Woolwich Arsenal

  • Embankment
  • Blackfriars
  • Bankside
  • London Bridge City
  • Tower
  • Canary Wharf
  • Greenland
  • Masthouse Terrace
  • Greenwich
  • North Greenwich
  • Woolwich Arsenal

The Putney River Bus to Blackfriars

  • Putney
  • Wandsworth (RQ)
  • Chelsea Harbor
  • Cadogan
  • Embankment
  • Blackfriars

The Canary Wharf River Bus at Hilton Docklands

  • Hilton Docklands
  • Canary Wharf

The Woolwich Ferry

  • Woolwich Ferry North Terminal
  • Woolwich Ferry South Terminal

Bankside to St George Wharf

  • Bankside
  • Blackfriars
  • Embankment
  • Millbank
  • St George Wharf

As part of the transport network for London, you will find all the information on timetables, departure and arrival points for these mini cruises on their website tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround.

Subscribers to the Oyster Card or Travel Card are eligible for a 33% discount on riverboat trips, for example, £ 4.30 for a return trip between Savoy and Woolwich Arsenal. Shuttles pass regularly every 5 minutes in weeks and every 10 minutes evenings and weekends.

The service starts at 5:30 am and ends between 23:30 and 0:30.

Otherwise, Transport for London also offers sightseeing tours on the river: River Tour Service.

This service offers a guided cruise on the Thames.

These tours are all from Westminster. You can choose the River Tour Service from Westminter to Greenwich, which passes through St Katherine’s dock.

Another service is available from Westminster to Greenwich via the London Eye, Tower Bridge and finishes in Greenwich.

There is also a round trip between Westminster and St Katherine’s dock, in circular, that is to say you leave from Westminster, you go through Embankment, St Katherine’s dock then return to your starting point, Westminster.

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