London Eye + River Cruise – A Combination Made In London

See the sights from the air and from the water — that's why we like this combined activity. It all happens by the River Thames where the world's largest and most famous Ferris wheel is located on the south bank, next to the Sea Life Aquarium and just across from the historic city of Westminster, where Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are found.

Your cruise boat departs from Waterloo Pier, also known as London Eye Pier. From that name you probably already have a pretty good idea where the pier is located — right in front of the Eye! Since so many of London's historic and modern attractions are located in the centre, you view a lot in one cruise along the river.

London Eye + Thames River Cruise

London Eye + River Cruise

The way this combo package works is that you are provided with a one-day pass to the London Eye and River Thames sightseeing tours at a money-saving price. Those two activities combined are a splendid way to begin your visit to London.

If it's possible, we recommend taking the cruise first, noting the sights as you pass by. Then, when you're on your flight (that's what they call a ride on the London Eye!) you can spot the same sights from above and see how they fit into a birds-eye map of London.

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This was a great value! The views on the boat and on the London Eye were just amazing! We had a great time riding the boat up and down the Thames River. The boat staff were very helpful and courteous and the narration was a great bonus, so much to see and learn. Would absolutely do it again if I get a chance to go back to London. Definitely fun for the whole family. My 9-year-old enjoyed both just as much as we did."
– 5-Star Review

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Thames River Fun Fact #10
  • There are 13 bridges that cross the River Thames in the City of London & Westminster. The most famous are Tower Bridge (1894), London Bridge (from 50 AD to 1973), and Millennium Bridge (2002). Don't forget about Waterloo Bridge (painted by Monet in 1903), Blackfriars Bridge, and Westminster Bridge that runs right by the Big Ben tower.

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Thames River Fun Fact #5
  • There are more than eighty islands in the Thames, from the large marshlands of the Isle of Sheppey to small tree-covered islets like Rose Isle in Oxfordshire.