Family Days Out In London - Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

Family facilities on board

Our vessels offer a safe, friendly, relaxing and exciting way to travel across London.

The best views of London are from the river so children and grown-ups can play spot the landmark as they make their way across town! Many major railway stations, such as Waterloo, Blackfriars and London Bridge, are within easy walking distance of our piers.

You’re guaranteed a seat on board too so keeping track of the kids couldn’t be easier!

See what's on board

  • Pram

    Step-free access

  • Cold Drinks Fill

    Our café bar sells drinks and snacks

  • Restroom Fill

    Toilet and baby changing facilities


    Comfortable spacious journeys

Family tickets

We offer a range of tickets that can be tailored to your family and help you to save on your travel.

Children aged 4 and under travel for free on all our services and children between the ages of 5 and 15 receive a 50% discount on all fares.

Family River Roamer

Family onboard

With a Family River Roamer ticket kids up to 15 go free!

Go unlimited and explore all that London has to offer with this all day hop-on, hop-off ticket. Valid for 2 adults and up to 3 children, you and your family can get the best view of London as you travel pier-to-pier across it.

An All Zones River Roamer costs just £42.40 when you book online. Staying in east London? We also have East Zone River Roamer tickets if you wish to explore the eastern end of our route, including the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Canary Wharf.

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Park & Glide

Enjoy your travel time instead of waiting in traffic!

Perfect for families who live in or near to South East London, a Park & Glide for Leisure ticket allows you to park your car securely at The O2, then sail into central London from North Greenwich Pier, an easy 5 minute walk away.

Park & Glide for Leisure tickets include a River Roamer or Family River Roamer ticket (valid for one or two adults and up to three children) so you and your family can make unlimited use of our services and hop-on, hop-off the River Bus all day! Park & Glide for Leisure tickets offer considerable savings compared to purchasing a Family River Roamer at the pier and paying for central London parking and Congestion Zone fares.

Park & Glide for leisure

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"Love making this part of our fun days out in London. Where else can you travel, relax, take in some of the best views in town and have a bite to eat all at the same time?"

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Where we go

London’s riverside is full of family-friendly things to do and our services sails through them all!

We call at 24 piers across the capital so whether you're a family of art-lovers on a Tate to Tate adventures, or thrill-seekers conquering Up At The O2, you can easily make travelling part of your family’s adventure with a trip on the River Bus! Take a look at our Get On Board Blog for inspiration.

Plan your journey

Learn the ropes and become a captain!

Help the little ones learn more about the river with Learning the Ropes! This complimentary activity book includes river-based drawing and maths activities, puzzles and information about our vessels and those who work on them.

Ask a member of staff for a copy or download and print yours at home by clicking the link below.

Learn the ropes


Mind Map with London Transport Museum

Alternatively, download the one-page Travel Log from the London Transport Museum. This worksheet will encourage the little ones to observe, listen, and use their creativity to understand how the pieces all connect. A mind map will enhance their experience on the river.

Set sail


UBTC + LTM Setting Sail Travel Log
Children In Costume

Looking for things to do along the river?

Check out our monthly what's on listings and latest offers for inspiration.

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