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Springtime sailing as London’s River Bus service returns

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers returns to service for contactless journeys along the river

(9 March 2021) London’s leading River Bus service, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers will return to service post-lockdown on Monday 29 March to help Londoners safely travel through the capital.

As we head outside to enjoy the open spaces and reunite with friends and loved ones in small groups (of two households or following the ‘Rule of Six’); local travel by River Bus will once again provide unrivalled views of the city, fresh air throughout and an abundance of space on board. The onboard café bar will also be open for takeaway.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers serve 23 piers across the capital, connecting key London piers with a host of green spaces.

Disembark at Battersea Power Station Pier to enjoy the large green oasis that is Battersea Park. The grounds feature a boating lake, peace pagoda and adventure playground. With so much to enjoy, Battersea Park makes for a great day out. There is plenty of room to settle in for a catch-up picnic with a variety of takeaway food options on offer at nearby Battersea Power Station. Or if you’re feeling active, be sure to check out Go Ape (also due to reopen on 29 March) for a treetop adventure.

Fancy a spot of city sightseeing? Hop off at Westminster Pier and take the short walk to St James’s Park. The route passes some of London’s most iconic buildings including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Be delighted by the pelicans that call the park’s lake home en route to Buckingham Palace to round-off this self-made walking tour.

Greenwich Pier is perfectly situated for a visit to Greenwich Park – home to sweeping city views and incredible buildings including Ranger’s House, which graced our lockdown screens as the Bridgerton family’s home in the popular Netflix series. Greenwich is a foodie paradise; grab something to take to the park and sit to enjoy the stunning views and atmosphere of the Royal Borough.

Riverside walks loom within easy reach of North Greenwich Pier: explore London’s first elevated riverside linear park at The Tide, or dedicated public art walk, The Line. Back in the City, the Square Mile’s ninth edition of Sculpture in the City, the annual sculpture park, has been extended into the Spring. The artworks can be explored on foot from Tower Pier.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers will be operating a bespoke RB1 service between Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) and Battersea Power Station piers from Monday 29 March, on the basis that the Government Step 1 remains unchanged. Measures are still in place to support social distancing at piers and on board the vessels, as well as an enhanced cleaning regime. Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ services will be re-introduced in line with each step of the Government’s roadmap.

For more information about Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, the new timetable and safety measures, visit www.thamesclippers.com/servicechanges.