SERVICE UPDATE – Thursday, 29th April 2021

We are pleased to confirm that our services have resumed from Good Friday, 2nd April and we are currently operating a reduced timetable on weekends and bank holidays only from Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Tower Bridge Quay (formerly St Katharine’s Pier) and Greenwich Pier.

From 22nd May, we will resume our daily sailing with two additional stops at Festival Pier and Bankside Pier. Unfortunately, we will not be operating our Thames Barrier service until further notice.

If you have booked a river cruise ticket directly with Thames River Sightseeing and you were not able to use it because our services were temporarily suspended, your ticket will be automatically valid until 31st December 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you on board and thank you for your support.

The health and safety of our staff and customers has and will always be our number one priority. Please see below the safety precautions we have in place to stop coronavirus spreading.


Good To Go England

We’re good to go!

We are delighted to have been given the ‘we’re good to go’ certificate from Visit Britain. This certificate means that our business adheres to Government and public health guidance.



Pre-booked ticket Pre-booked tickets & flexible bookings

We strongly recommend booking your river cruise tickets in advance online. You can present your ticket printed or on your mobile phone upon arrival. You will be able to postpone or cancel your booking at any time if you are not able to take your river cruise due to Covid-19.


Before boarding

Please do not board if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19. Instead, please contact our customer services team at to postpone or cancel your booking.


Social distancingSocial distancing

Please try to maintain social distancing by keeping a minimum of 1-metre away from other passengers while on the pier and on- board the vessel.

Where possible a 2-metre distance is recommended.


Face mask


Face covering

We request passengers to wear a face covering, unless exempted, while on the pier, boarding, disembarking and when moving around the boat.


Routine cleaning & disinfecting

In order to keep a safe environment for everyone, we have implemented a regular thorough cleaning and disinfecting routine on-board our boats.

Please help us to keep our boats clean by placing your rubbish in the bins provided on-board.


Hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer

Please wash your hands and use the hand sanitizer stations available on the piers and boats.



Test & Trace

Please scan the QR code available on each pier with the NHS Covid-19 App.

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