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Day Out In London With Family


Travelling by river is a great way for families to get about London, whether you’re exploring the city for the day or needing to get from A to B in comfort.

Our fast and frequent services run to and from many of London’s major piers including Westminster, London Eye, Bankside, Tower, Greenwich and North Greenwich, linking many of the capital’s top iconic family attractions.

Park & Glide

Want to take the River Bus but don't live near a pier? With a Park & Glide ticket, you can park your car securely at The O2 then board a River Bus from North Greenwich Pier. Park & Glide for Leisure tickets include a Family River Roamer (valid for one or two adults and up to three children) so you can hop-on, hop-off our services all day and save money compared to purchasing Family River Roamers at the pier and parking for the day!

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Learn the Ropes and become a captain!

Get the kids involved with the river and their journey with our free activity books. Learning the Ropes includes puzzles, drawings, maths activities and fun facts. Download your copy now or pick one up from selected piers. Your little captain is awarded a certificate at the end!

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Family discounts

Kids go free with a Family River Roamer: explore all London has to offer with this all day hop-on, hop-off ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Just £35.60 when you book online.

Take to the air with Emirates Air Line cable car and enjoy spectacular views over the city skyline plus all day hop-on, hop-off river travel with our joint ticket. £50 for 2 adults and 3 children.

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In:flow visitor app

Delve into London’s stories with our free commentary guide app in:flow. It uses GPS to tell you about all you can see from your window. Great for inquisitive kids, teens and anyone wanting to discover more about London! Download in:flow for free on Apple and Android to enjoy an audio guide as you glide.

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Great family facilities on board

  • Our on-board coffee bars offer a range of snacks and drinks, perfect for refuelling on a big sightseeing day
  • All passengers board by ramps, great for buggies – just ask the crew about parking your buggy safely inside
  • All of our vessels have toilet facilities, and 220 capacity vessels have changing facilities
  • Children love our speedy catamarans! Sit out on the back deck for the full exhilarating effect
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Thames Teasers

Are you ready for your adventure on the river?

Try some boredom-busting Thames Teasers! Test your nautical knowledge, get creative and learn more about the river in our series of challenges.

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Need inspiration? Check out our kids on the river itinerary

Your trip begins with a walk along South Bank to London Eye Pier: street performers, London Eye and Houses of Parliament offer a plethora of sights and experiences. Put a smile on their faces and say hello to the penguins at SEA LIFE London or dare them to discover London’s murky past with the interactive London Dungeon.

Embark on your river journey while enjoying the free audio guide app and kids activity books, or simply sit back with a coffee and take in the sights. Watch their eyes light up as you glide through the majestic Tower Bridge - great for a family photo!

Disembark at Greenwich Pier for Maritime Greenwich and it’s all aboard the Cutty Sark, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper. Kids will love taking a turn on the captain’s wheel and playing interactive games on board. Enjoy a walk around Greenwich Park and take in the sights of Old Royal Naval College and The Queen’s House. Explore the Ahoy! Children’s Gallery at National Maritime Museum.

Take the 8 minute trip to North Greenwich Pier and enjoy breath-taking vistas as you experience a bird’s eye perspective of London from Emirates Air Line cable car.

A rest will be well deserved on a river journey to Embankment Pier where a short walk via Covent Garden’s vibrant shopping scene, filled with fun street performers, will take you to the London Transport Museum. The kids will love exploring the All Aboard family gallery and navigating the Thames Nipper!