London Thames River Cruises

Explore London by river with the kids this Summer 2022

Have fun with the kids this Summer by exploring London’s beautiful River Thames.

The best way to travel from one fun-packed location to another this summer is to join Uber Boat by Thames Clippers – London’s River Bus. A River Roamer ticket allows the user to hop on and off the boats an unlimited number of times throughout the day from just £18.90 per adult, or kids travel for free with a Family River Roamer from £37.80 online (for 2 adults, 3 kids aged 5-15 years; kids aged 4 and under travel for free as standard). Each boat has step-free access for wheelchairs and buggies, toilets & baby changing facilities, and a café bar for snacks and drinks on the go.  

Play spot the landmark across London, as Uber Boat by Thames Clippers vessels stop at 24 piers across the capital, including 14stops in Central London between Battersea Power Station and North Greenwich (for The O2), with many only a short walk from major transport interchanges. Across Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ stops, there is a range of fantastic events, activities and attractions on this summer, so we selected some of the best. 

Vauxhall (St George Wharf) Pier 

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is a top place to be this summer! There’s still time to enjoy Summer Screen, one of London’s most popular (and free!) outdoor cinemas, with The Greatest Showman on at 7pm, 26 July. Or sing your heart out at Bearpit Karaoke, London’s maddest mass-karaoke. Reserve your space on selected dates in August and September. Or travel back in time with Victorian Vauxhall, a Victorian funfair happening on the August bank holiday weekend.  

London Eye (Waterloo) Pier 

Step onto London’s most exciting promenade and choose from a range of world-famous activities. Perhaps see London from the sky on London Eye, explore the depths of the ocean in the Sea Life Centre Aquarium or journey back in time in the London Dungeon? Perhaps delight in The Library at County Hall’s Big Ben inspired afternoon tea or visit the National Theatre, which is hosting events throughout the Summer, including the River Stage Festival from 15 July – 15 August. Whatever it is you want to do, Waterloo is the stop for you. 

Westminster Pier 

Dock at London’s most iconic stop and see the sights of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster! Take a short stroll to the majestic Westminster Abbey or learn the secrets of a war-torn nation by exploring Churchill War Rooms. 

Bankside Pier 

Disembark from your Uber Boat by Thames Clippers vessel at Bankside and select between a range of fantastic options. See a play by the greatest playwright of all time, William Shakespeare, at Shakespeare’s Globe. Performances running this season are Much Ado About Nothing and Julius Caesar. Or instead see the sights of the Clink Prison Museum, London’s most infamous jail. Or explore Sir Francis Drake’s fascinating The Golden Hinde and learn the stories of one of the first ships to circumnavigate the globe. Visit before 14 August to enjoy their interactive escape room experience, or pirate training 20-27 August! 

Tower Pier 

Explore one of London’s greatest landmarks at the Tower of London. See the famous crown jewels and meet the famous ravens who are known as the guardians of the Tower. Special family events are running all summer, including Superbloom, the stunning new naturalistic landscape in the moat, The Gunpowder Plot and Medieval Mayhem; guaranteed great fun for all! 

North Greenwich Pier (for The O2) 

Travel to the Greenwich Peninsula, home of The O2, London’s most action-packed location. Select from one of many gigs and music events or enjoy the variety of restaurants and bars and family-friendly entertainment options. The O2 is London’s most event-filled landmark and is certain to be fun for all the family! 

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