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Royal Observatory and 24 Hour River Pass

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At a glance
Category: Tours, Museums & Attractions
Duration: 1 day
Family friendly
Ideal choice for families
All entrance fees included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Multiple departure times and locations available
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB England

Board at Tower Pier where you will be in able to almost touch the Tower of London

Pass By: SEA LIFE London Aquarium, County Hall Westminster Bridge Road County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

Board and depart the boat opposite Sea Life, an Oceanic exhibit for all ages

Pass By: Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London SE1 9JE England

Pass under Millennium Bridge as you head towards Greenwich

Stop At: 5B Greenwich Market A206, London SE10 9HZ England

Disembark at Greenwich Pier and you will be 5-10 minute walk away from Greenwich Market

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Westminster Pier is a place where you can either board or disembark the boat. From here, you can get a great picture of The Houses of Parliament

Pass By: Big Ben, Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

Westminster Pier is a place where you can either board or disembark the boat. From here, you can get a great picture of Big Ben

Pass By: Cutty Sark, King William Walk Greenwich, London SE10 9HT England

Disembark at Greenwich and head towards one the CUtty Sark

Stop At: Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8EJ England

Disembark or board at Greenwich Pier where you can collect your Royal Observatory ticket

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Entry/Admission - Royal Observatory Greenwich
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)


Meeting point
1: Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK
2: Tower Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK
3: Greenwich Pier, United Kingdom


Sep 2017

The trip down the river to Greenwich was a great way to see the city. The observatory is at the top of a steep hilll which offers a fabulous view of the river and the city. We straddled the Prime meridian, saw the telescopes and used the audio guides which helped explain the various exhibits. At the pier there is also a restored sailing ship and that is quite interesting as well.
Definitely an excellent way to spend a day.

Aug 2017

the observatory was bear busy and quite an up-hill walk, but we did enjoy it. The river cruise was fun and both commentators to and from were funny and great.

Aug 2017

Fascinating spot to visit. I loved the trip on the river to get there. Should note that it is a bit of a hike up from the dock to the Royal Observatory so leave plenty of time to get there by foot. Beautiful walk though. Highly recommend a visit.

Jul 2017

Royal Observatory was great for historical scientific significance. The Thames boat ride was a great way to get a beautiful view of London while hearing informative and humorous commentary from the guide.

Jul 2017

Very easy to find and get on board. There was a short line to turn in out e-receipt and get actual tickets, but no more than 5-10 minutes: no problem. The crew ad-libbed a guided tour of Thames River which we enjoyed.

Jul 2018

The cruise alone was well worth the cost. The boat host was helpful in pointing out major sites along the way to Greenwich. Participants should understand it is a long walk to go all the way to the Royal Observatory.

Apr 2017

This tour was amazing!

Oct 2016

No stops between Tower pier and Greenwich. Lots to see and do in Greenwiich but didn't anticipate the steep climb up to the Observatory.

Sep 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jul 2018

Boat ride was nice otherwise an uneventful trip - take it if you are looking forward to walking up a big long hill.

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