RIVER TRIPS

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Cir­cu­lar Cruise West­min­ster

Cir­cu­lar Cruise West­min­ster op­er­ates a hop-on hop-off sight­see­ing ser­vice from West­min­ster Pier. Boats de­part ev­ery 40 min­utes for Em­bank­ment, Fes­ti­val, Bank­side and St Katharine’s Piers (for Tower of London), re­turn­ing non stop to West­min­ster. 11am- 6.30pm. Adult sin­gle £10, re­turn £14; child sin­gle £5, re­turn £ 7. www.cir­cu­lar­cruise.london. West­min­ster Pier, Vic­to­ria Em­bank­ment, SW1A 2JH. T: 020-7936 2033. F8. Sta­tion: West­min­ster.

City Cruises

Daily guided sight­see­ing tours on the River Thames be­tween West­min­ster, Water­loo, Tower and Green­wich piers. River Red Rover is an all-day hop-on, hop-off sight­see­ing ser­vice. Thames Cir­cu­lar Cruise is a 50-minute sight­see­ing ser­vice from Tower Pier or Bank­side Pier to West­min­ster and back. London Show­boat cabaret cruise de­parts from West­min­ster Pier and in­cludes a four-course meal with live mu­sic Fri-Sat. Other cruises also avail­able. Please check the web­site for times and prices. www.city­cruises.com. West­min­ster Pier, SW1A 2JH. T: 020-7740 0400. De­par­ture points vary.

London Duck Tours

Ideal if you’re keen for an am­phibi­ous ad­ven­ture. See some of London’s best-loved sights on land be­fore a thrilling splash­down on the Thames. Adult £27; child £19. www.lon­don­duck­tours.co.uk. 55 York Rd, SE1 7NJ. T: 020-7928 3132. F8. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

London Eye River Cruise

Live com­men­tary on a 40-minute sight­see­ing river cruise. Daily 10.45am-7.45pm. Adult £13.15; child £6.58. Dis­counted joint tick­ets with the London Eye avail­able. www.lon­don­eye.com. London Eye Pier, South Bank, SE1 7PB. T: 0871-781 3000. E8. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

MBNA Thames Clip­pers

The fastest and most fre­quent fleet on the river, with de­par­tures from ma­jor London piers ev­ery 20 min­utes. The boats set off from 20 piers across the cap­i­tal. Oys­ter cards are valid. Tip: Down­load its free in:flow app. Us­ing GPS track­ing to find out your lo­ca­tion, it can pro­vide a real-time au­dio ex­pla­na­tion of the sights you see as you pass them. River Roamer hop-on and off adult £16.30; child £8.15. www.thamesclip­pers.com. De­par­ture points vary along the River Thames. T: 020-7001 2200.

Thames River Ser­vices

This hop-on, hop-off ser­vice with live au­dio com­men­tary de­parts from West­min­ster Pier (10am-5pm) and St Katharine’s (10.20am-5.20pm) ev­ery 30 min­utes for Green­wich Pier and the Thames Bar­rier. Please check for prices (35 per cent on­line dis­count Mon-Fri). www.thames­ri­verser­vices.london. West­min­ster Pier, Vic­to­ria Em­bank­ment, SW1A 2JH. T: 020-7930 4097. F8. Sta­tion: West­min­ster.

Thames­jet

Try this 50-minute adren­a­line-fu­elled ex­pe­ri­ence on a high-speed pow­ered speed­boat – the most ex­treme ride on the river – and you’ll en­joy sight­see­ing, speed and awe­some aqua­bat­ics all in one. De­parts from West­min­ster Pier. From 11am. Adult from £39; child from £29. www.thames­jet.com. De­par­ture points vary. T: 020-7740 0400.

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