“There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, may they always be!” Irish Proverb
We love the Clipper and use it when we have guests over. We think its the best way to see as much of London in such a small space of time!
Our local Pier is North Greenwich. We can hop on here and take it right up into central. We normally get off at Embankment and from there it’s a handy stroll up into Soho!
The Clipper prices can be found here.
You can use your oyster for payment if it’s got the balance for it. You can purchase the tickets at the pier, on board or via the oyster yellow swipe as you board the boat. Our ticket, using an oyster was £6.30 per adult.
On board there is a small coffee shop where you can get yourself a coffee or an alcoholic beverage. The front of the boat is in the open but not aceesable to customers. The back however has a number of seats outside for you to sit and take a selfie or two! There is also a bathroom on board which is handy.
The boat departs all major piers every 20 minutes.
Our journey from North Greenwich to Embankment takes just under 1 hour. We have gone at a number of different times and our favourite is about 20 minutes before twilight. This enables us to get both day and night time pictures along the river.
Some of my favourite sites to see on the journey
University of Greenwich
From the map you can see there is many more stops after Embankment. For Big Ben, Westminster and The London Eye I would suggest going to the next stops, London Eye or Westminster. By exiting at Embankment you come back up onto the road right beside Big Ben. It all depends on what sites you wish to see and where you need to be in central to continue your sight seeing.
The guest we had for this trip was Liam! Thanks for putting up with me and my snap happy head!
We love this river service and have travelled it a number off times. It never disappoints. It’s also always a firm favourite with our guests. If you are coming to London soon do make sure to carve out some time for this gem!
Have you ever been on the Thames Clipper?