(21 May 2019) Thames Clippers is celebrating 20 years of operation and everyone is invited to join in the fun. London’s leading River Bus service will be giving away 200 gifts – worth a total of over £6,000 – to lucky passengers travelling aboard the speedy catamarans on Friday, 24 May.
Passengers should look out for the MBNA Thames Clippers’ birthday fairies on board, who will be handing out scratch cards to 2000 lucky passengers for a chance to win one of 200 experiences along the River Thames – between Woolwich and Putney, the full stretch of the River Bus operator’s service.
Prizes from 40 partners from across London include:
- One hour private river cruise aboard MBNA Thames Clippers’ very own Executive Launch Orion Clipper with complimentary bottle of champagne
- Experiences at The O2 such as tickets to a live performance, entries for Up at The O2 and a £100 gift voucher to spend at ICON Outlet
- A family ticket to Beasts of London exhibition at Museum of London
- One night stay with breakfast for two at Good Hotel London, in the historic Royal Victoria Docks
- Exciting dining opportunities in Bankside, a riverside destination for food, art and culture
- Family day explorer tickets for Royal Museums Greenwich
- Experiences at Battersea Power Station including meals at Cinnamon Kitchen, Tonkotsu and Megan’s, tickets for Archlight Cinema and a bouquet of flowers from Moyses Stevens worth up to £80
- Two tickets to Olafur Eliasson’s exhibition at Tate Modern, just to name a few
Sean Collins, CEO and co-founder of MBNA Thames Clippers says:
“I’m excited to celebrate Thames Clippers’ 20th anniversary and showcase how much the business has evolved from when it first started. I couldn’t be more proud to say that from that first day, two decades ago, when we operated with just one vessel, carrying 80 people from Greenland, we now carry 4.2 million passengers annually, and boast a fleet of 19 vessels with an extended network of 22 piers from East to West, plus more in the pipeline.
“This success wouldn’t be possible without the fantastic team we have here at MBNA Thames Clippers. And, of course, the passengers, who over the years have trusted us to give them the best commuting and sightseeing experience in London so, on our 20th anniversary, we really want to celebrate with them and give something back to say a big thank you.”
Passengers on board during the morning commute hours on the 24th May could be in with a chance to win one of the incredible raft of 200 prizes. For full details, please visit www.thamesclippers.com/20years .
MBNA Thames Clippers is London’s leading River Bus service, connecting many of the capital’s top attractions and providing passengers with the chance to take in the iconic London skyline from the river along the way. Prices start from £4.40 for an adult single (when bought online, on the App or via Oyster Pay As Your Go or Contactless). TfL Travelcard Holders are entitled to 1/3 off and London Freedom Pass holders and children 5-15 years enjoy 50% off. Children under five travel for free as standard. A Family River Roamer ticket (two adults and up to three children (5-15 years) costs £35.60 when booked online. Weekly, monthly or annual season tickets are also available from as little as £27, for a weekly season ticket travelling in the East or West Zone only. Please see www.thamesclippers.com/prices for full details.
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With sincere thanks to our partners for their support: ArcelorMittal Orbit, Archlight Cinema, Art Yard Bankside, Bankside Gallery, Børealis Restaurant in Borough, Caravan Bankside, Cinnamon Kitchen, Doubletree by Hilton, Emirates Air Line, Florence Nightingale Museum, Good Hotel, Hard Rock Cafe, Historic Royal Palaces (Tower of London), Houses of Parliament, ICON Outlet, InterContinental London – The O2, Jamboree Foodfest & Bar, KidZania London, London Transport Museum, Macellaio RC Union Street, Megan’s, Moyses Stevens, Museum of London, National Army Museum, Old Royal Naval College, OXBO Bankside, Porky’s, Royal Museums Greenwich, Shakespeare’s Globe, Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Star & Garter, Tate, The O2, , The Real Greek – Bankside, Tonkotsu, Up at The O2, Vapiano (Bankside),The View From the Shard and WakeUp Docklands.