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Thames Cruise + Royal Observatory Experience for 2

See the famous sights as you cruise along the Thames to Greenwich. This Thames cruise includes entrance to the Royal Observatory, where you can explore the history of time and visit the home of GMT.

Price for 2 participants

This Thames Cruise for two offers a unique sightseeing experience of London’s most famous landmarks, with the added bonus of entrance to the Royal Observatory included in the price! With your hop-on, hop-off cruise ticket you can explore the capital city at your leisure. Choose to board your boat from a convenient point along the river, then sail along and witness the spectacular skyline of London as you’ve never seen it before! Depending on your departure point, you’re destined to see iconic sights such as the London Eye, the Shard, St. Pauls Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Millennium Bridge and much more! The cruise can start or end at Greenwich pier, home to the Royal Observatory.

  Greenwich is a beautiful borough that gives you the chance to step back and experience a more peaceful side of London, with its old world style, market and plenty of cafes and restaurants. As you disembark from your boat and wander through the riverside, be sure to follow signs to the Royal Observatory, situated a short walk through the park. The Observatory is located in beautiful historic buildings, originally made for the Astronomers Royal, with incredible views over London as a backdrop. Here you can discover the history of space and how we came to understand the world around us. The Royal Observatory is also home to the Meridian Line, which you can stand astride with one foot in either hemisphere, perfect for a photo opportunity! Once you've had your fill, head back to the pier and relax as you sail back down the river to your chosen departure point.

 This Thames Cruise for two, plus entrance to the Royal Observatory, is the perfect gift for anyone with a love for London and its unique history. It is the perfect way to sightsee the famous landmarks of London and a great way to get around this bustling city in style with entrance to one of London's lesser known, but highly enjoyable attraction, the Royal Observatory. 

Please note: You must collect your Royal Observatory tickets from Westminster Pier, Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier prior to entering the attraction. 
The Royal Observatory is open from 10am to 5pm. 
This gift voucher is valid for two people. 
The Royal Observatory is open from 10am to 5pm.

The Thames Cruise ticket is valid for one day and services run every half hour. 

The experience is available year round. Advance booking is required. 
Although the boats do offer a covered deck, there is outside seating available, therefore we recommend suitable clothing for the English weather and comfortable footwear.
This experience is not dependent on weather conditions. However, if for unforeseen circumstances the experience is cancelled, it can be rearranged for another day. 
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PicMonkey CollageOn August 25th Rosie and I headed down to London for a day of sightseeing - though this wasn’t your typical tourist day out, hopping on and off the underground. Instead, we were traveling in style, boarding the City Cruise ferry from Westminster pier, and embarking on a sightseeing tour of the Thames all the way to Greenwich.
You may have visited London hundreds of time before, but you haven’t properly experienced London until you see it by boat! Removed from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, you truly get to absorb the beauty of London and the juxtaposition of the calm and tranquil cruise compared to the flurry of the City centre.

picmonkeyAs we travelled down the Thames taking in the magnificence of this spectacular city, we were provided with on board commentary from one of the very funny staff members. The tour guide made our voyage particularly enjoyable as he had us laughing from start to finish. We learnt all about London’s most famous sites; Big Ben, The Tower Bridge, St. Pauls Cathedral, and many more! The knowledgeable guide also talked about some of London’s most historic figures, letting us know which pub William Shakespeare used to spend his Friday nights in!
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As we disembarked the cruise at Greenwich, we immediately boarded a second boat… But this time from a completely different time period! You might have guessed it - (but for those of you that haven’t) - the boat I am talking about is in fact the Cutty Sark! The Cutty Sark, built in 1869, is a national icon of British Maritime History and the world’s last surviving tea clipper. As we stepped on board we were pleasantly surprised to find that the ship comprises of three floors, all of which are open to the public to explore. As we made our way through the boat, we found many interactive activities dotted around, from touch and feel games, to dress up boxes - you’re never too old to dress up! The ship has a lot of cabins furnished exactly how they would have been all those years ago, so you can get a real feel for what life on board would have been like for the sailors.
PicMonkey Collage2Next, we made our way to The Royal Observatory, situated a short but steep walk away from the Cutty Sark.  At the entrance we were greeted by a spectacular view of London, making the walk most definitely worth it! As part of the Royal Observatory experience you gain access to the Flamsteed household, which was the official residence to over ten astronomer royals and their families, for nearly three centuries. Just think how much history would have been made there!


As we walked through the house, we got a real feel for how those that once occupied it must have lived, spending their nights studying the stars. It was in this very house that it was proven that the timekeeper method of finding longitude was practicable.
The Royal Observatory is also home to the Meridian Line, providing an opportunity for you to stand with one foot in either hemisphere, an opportunity that we were definitely not going to miss out on – as it makes for a great photo!

PicMonkey Collage3Once we had exhausted ourselves from all the sightseeing we headed down to the pier to jump back on the ferry, not before stopping at the Nando’s conveniently placed just metres from the pier of course!

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