Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Cherry Garden Pier Cherry Garden Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16 4TU

Contact: +44 (0) 20 77 400 400



A journey along the Thames with City Cruises will give you a unique insight into the history of London with an entertaining and informative commentary on every sightseeing cruise.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

City Cruises sightseeing tours will give your classroom a unique insight into the history of London with an informative commentary on every sightseeing cruise. Our timetable offers plenty of choice and we are the only sightseeing tour to stop at all key tourist destinations along the river.  

From the majestic Houses of Parliament to the ancient Tower of London with its gruesome past and onto the Royal Palace of Greenwich. Along the way you’ll cross the site of the first Roman crossing of the River Thames as well as pass by the tallest building in Europe.  

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What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

All our sightseeing cruises offer live guided commentary providing engaging insight into the history of the river. We can also tailor each visit specifically to the needs of your group. Call one of our advisors on the number below to discuss how we can help you (and your class) get the most from City Cruises.

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What size groups do they cater for?

Groups of up to 50x can be booked on regular sightseeing cruises.  Larger groups may benefit from their own sightseeing boat (on request).

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Yes, no copy write restrictions.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Request a risk assessment form from City Cruises.

What does it cost?



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Do you have first aid on site?

Yes, on board.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

On all boats you will find bards serving a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. You will also find that all boats offer full toilet facilities. There are tables and chairs where the groups can eat a packed lunch.

Are there disabled facilities?

Our boats are wheelchair accessible and our most modern RiverLiners all have disabled toilet facilities. Please check with a member of the City Cruises team at the pier which boat will suit your needs best.

What are your opening days and hours?

Daily from 10am to 4pm (longer in the summer months), check website for up to date information.

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Our Departure Piers:

Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich Piers.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Arts & Galleries Boat Trips Cathedrals. Abbeys. Churches City Tours Historical Heritage Maritime Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Parks and Gardens Personal Development-Mentoring Safety Awareness Sea life Themed Attractions Team Building Walking Tours

Curriculum Topics Covered: Leisure & Tourism

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December