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Why choose Thames Clippers?

Thames Clippers operate the fastest & most frequent fleet of boats on the River Thames, with departures from almost every major London pier - every 20 minutes. Our river boat services stretch from Putney to Royal Arsenal Woolwich, and we cater for everything from early morning commuters to weekend days out on the River Thames.

Having grown from a one-boat operation in 1999 to a fleet of 20 vessels, we now carry over 4 million passengers a year in a comfortable, relaxed environment.

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Sightseeing and Leisure

Thames river boats are an excellent option as a mode of transport when you are considering a day out in London.

They are very convenient as they stop at nearly every attraction on the River Thames, we have a ‘hop-on hop-off all day’ feature making it easier and cheaper to get to multiple attractions, plus we have a ‘park and glide’ service also available, making it a great option for Londoners and tourists alike.


For commuters, the fastest fleet on the River Thames promises a comfortable seat and plenty of refreshment options. There are many reasons why we recommend you choose us over other forms of transport.

For instance, you will never get stuck in traffic, meaning you likely will arrive on-time, every time! We offer plenty of ways to save money when using our services regularly and the amount of piers we stop at is ever-growing.

Going to The O2?

If you’re going to an event at The O2, the River Bus Express is a dedicated service that runs between Central London and North Greenwich before and after arena events.

The journey takes around 30 minutes, and boats leave North Greenwich Pier around 15-20 minutes after the big events finish, giving you the opportunity to avoid the rush on the tube

Private Hire

There are also several different private hire transfers which can be customised to suit almost any occasion.

Our wide range of boats can accommodate anything from 12 to 220 passengers for both corporate meetings and general private boat hire.

People use our private boat hire facilities for events including business meetings, entertainment nights, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and more.

As we continue to grow our fleet and expand our services, we pride ourselves on our commitment to offering great value for money and a practical alternative to traditional public transport.

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