See London from two incredible vantage points which offer unparalleled views of some of the most famous landmarks in the world. No trip to London would be complete without scaling its tallest building or taking a trip along the River Thames. Simply choose a preferred time for your visit to the Shard and get ready to explore London like never before.The Shard towers over the London skyline 800 feet above street level. Enjoy the stunning panoramas which stretch for forty miles in every direction and include a host of iconic sights such as St Paul's Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. Sail through the heart of London on-board the Red Rover while listening to professional commentary full of historical background and a fun facts on all of the city's top attractions. A sightseeing cruise is a must-do on any city break and is also a fantastic way to get around town. Hop on/Hop off from four conveniently located piers close to a range of popular destinations. Book online today to take advantage of a whole range of great package deals - it couldn't be easier.
Opening Hours for The Shard
Sightseeing Cruise: Daily service with cruises departing every 30 minutes from 11am until 6:30pm Timings are subject to change. Please check on your arrival. Sightseeing cruises departs from piers at Westminster, London Eye & Tower. Please note Greenwich Pier is not currently available.
For the last boats of the day, please check return times with a member of staff. Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic. Always check with City Cruises staff for any changes to advertised service.
JOURNEY TIMES From Westminster Pier:
From London Eye (Waterloo) Pier:
From Tower Pier:
From Greenwich Pier:
All journey times shown are approximate. Actual times may vary depending upon the state of the tide and other river traffic.
Please note that on the 31st December we are only running a limited sightseeing service until approximately 13.30 hrs.
Sightseeing Cruise Westminster Pier is close to Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament (with Big Ben), Horse Guards, Whitehall and the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.
London Eye Pier is next to the London Eye, County Hall (with the London Aquarium) and close to the world-renowned South Bank arts complex (including the Royal Festival Hall).
Tower Pier is right next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.Greenwich Pier provides easy access to the World Heritage Centre of Greenwich, home of the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark.
Amazing day out Rashda, 19/08/2019 (Mature Adults)I booked my tickets for me and my cousins 40th birthday present big soon realised that I had booked the wrong tour! I phone discount-London and got the most helpful girl Jessica on the phone, I told her my mistake and she help me sort out the booking that I originally wanted, she was brilliant and so helpful.
On the day we arrived and break the Barrier was amazing, we had so much sun, I would definitely recommend, after the speedboat we went up the Shard and saw the amazing views.
It was a lovely and splendid day, all the thanks to Jessica at discount-London to help me sort everything out.
I can not recommend enough.
A wonderful day out Joanna, 19/03/2019 (Family with young children)A wonderful day out celebrating a special birthday! The timings on the tickets worked perfectly, champagne at the top of the shard was wonderful, the river cruise thoroughly enjoyable with informative commentary, we thoroughly recommend!
View from the shard Liz, 07/08/2015 (Family with young children)I thought the view from the shard was spectacular well worth a visit and the all day river cruise was extremely good value
Great adventure ! Kat, 04/12/2014 (Young Adults)Good price, Beautiful views. we chose The Shard first and after the boat cruise it was dark outside. we had an incredible view of London
I highly recommended!
The View from The Shard & City Cruises Kaz, 19/11/2014 (Family with adult children)Fantastic experience for my older daughter's birthday. We all enjoyed our day out unfortunately spoilt only by the cloudy weather at the time of our visit to The Shard. Not only did we save money by booking ahead of our visit but we also had very little waiting as tickets were quickly swapped for our emailed booking details both at The Shard and City Cruises ticket office.
The Shard & City Cruises Hop-on, Hop-off Jules50, 31/10/2014 (Mature Adults)We had a fantastic day the view from the Shard was amazing, we then went to see the poppies at the Tower of London which was spectacular!! Followed by the river cruise. It was the best day out we have had for years.
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