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  • River Cruise

    River Cruise

    Soak up London’s culture on our new sightseeing River Cruise on the Thames.

Welcome on board our brand new sightseeing River Cruise

In collaboration with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

Take in the breath-taking 360° panoramic views from the top of The Shard, before setting sail on a 50-minute guided boat tour aboard our sightseeing River Cruise. You will sail past some of the world’s most famous landmarks including The Shard, Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, The London Eye, Tower of London and under Tower Bridge.

Departing from London Bridge City Pier, our cruises run twice a day from Wednesday-Sunday leaving at 2pm and 3:15pm. Our London Expert will be on board providing live commentary and quirky facts about each attraction you sail past. This is a circular tour and doesn’t stop at other piers.

With a fully-stocked bar serving seasonal treats you can enjoy a glass of Moet and Chandon champagne whilst you cruise. Wine, beer and hot drinks are also available…whatever floats your boat!

Book your ticket now and experience London like never before. And why not elevate your experience by combining your river cruise ticket with a ticket to The View from The Shard to experience London from new heights?

Ticket includes:


✓  London expert on board providing live commentary and quirky facts.

  50 minute cruise past some of the world’s most famous landmarks along the River Thames.

✓  High speed section of the cruise between Tower and Canary Wharf.

Fully stocked bar serving seasonal treats and refreshing drinks.

Comfortable leather seats, with indoor and outdoor seating.

 Climate controlled cabins.

We hope to welcome you on board soon

Shard River Cruise FAQ

  • How do I get to London Bridge City Pier from The Shard?

    Please see the below directions on how to reach London Bridge City Pier from The View from The Shard:

  • What are the ticket prices?

    The regular ticket price for The View from The River is £17 per person.

    SAVE 41%
    When you book directly on our website and purchase a ticket for The View from The River at the same time as your ticket for The View from The Shard, you’ll pay just £10 per person, saving 41%.


  • Travelling with children

    Children aged three and under travel for free on The View from The River boat tour but parents will still need to reserve them a seat when booking tickets on The View from The Shard’s website.

  • What's included on the tour?

    Ticket includes:

    • A 50-minute boat tour on the Thames with fantastic views of London
    • Live commentary provided by our London Experts
  • Where to buy tickets?
  • What are the facilities on board?
    • Step-free access to the vessels
    • Comfortable seats
    • Outside back-deck
    • Café bar
    • Toilets
    • Space for bikes
    • Access to 4G

    Pets are more than welcome to accompany you on your sailing.

  • Is London Bridge City Pier accessible?

    London Bridge City Pier is not wheelchair accessible and unfortunately, we cannot accommodate wheelchair users on The View from The River tours. Bankside Pier is only 12 to 15 minutes away from The Shard and is fully accessible for those wishing to travel on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers regular services.

    Wheelchair users won’t be able to board at Bankside Pier and transfer at London Bridge City Pier.

    Users with prams can use London Bridge City Pier.

    Mobility scooter users must join our Mobility Scooter Recognition Scheme before boarding any of our services.

  • Is there a discount for carers?

    Guests who are registered disabled and require assistance can request a free entry ticket for a carer by contacting Uber Boat by Thames Clippers enquiries at least 24 hours prior to visiting.

    Please outline the nature of the assistance required as we may not be able to accommodate in certain circumstances, such as low tide.

    Disabled guests are advised purchase the ticket for themselves in advance from our website or and if approved, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers we will issue a free ticket for the carer by email.

    Please note, the free carer ticket cannot be pre-booked – to obtain the free carer ticket the disabled guest will need to produce any of the following documentation to a member of staff at our Fast Track ticket desk:

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