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Back by popular demand: Sail to the city from Gravesend and Tilbury with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

London’s River Bus adds two new dates for special day trips for Kent and Essex residents 

(23 August 2021) Due to popular demand, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, has added two new dates for Gravesend and Tilbury residents to travel to the capital by boat with two new special services. 

After the first two dates sold out within days, two additional sailings have been added for the 28 and 29 August 2021. The special sailings are being offered in celebration of Tilbury’s recent success in securing £22.8m in funding from the government’s Town Fund. They aim to provide a glimpse of residents’ future travel options as the fund will help enhance the town centre, including the addition of a new River Bus pier. 

Designed to provide a convenient transport link for a fun day out in London, the services will depart on 28 and 29 August. Departing from Gravesend Town Pier at 9.45am and Tilbury Pier at 10.00am, the services will call at North Greenwich Pier (10.40am) before terminating at London Bridge City Pier (11.00am).  

Located beside The O2 and Emirates Air Line, North Greenwich Pier is the gateway to Greenwich Peninsula, London’s exciting new creative quarter. The O2 is the ultimate all-in-one destination to visit for a day out this summer, with multiple attractions including a climbing experience with Up At The O2, shopping at over 60 fashion and lifestyle brands at Icon Outlet and more than 30 bars and restaurants. At the heart of the capital, London Bridge City Pier is in one of the city’s most exciting neighbourhoods. World-famous attractions such as Tower Bridge, Borough Market and The View from The Shard, nestle beside theatres, galleries, and many top notch places to eat and drink, giving visitors a fantastic day out within walking distance of the pier. The Summer By the River festival is also still in full swing. 

With an All Day ticket, passengers can also make unlimited use of the full Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ services for the day, disembarking at either London pier to join the regular service which serves several piers throughout the capital. Sail to London Eye (Waterloo) Pier for a visit to Sea Life London Aquarium’s interactive exhibit on the Great Oceanic Conveyor. Or head to Battersea Power Station Pier for a host of fun activities – rent a boat to sail the lake in Battersea Park or stay put and enjoy the power station’s Summer Showtime on the Coaling Jetty.  

In the evenings, the boat will leave London Bridge City Pier at 5.30pm and call at North Greenwich Pier at 5:50pm, Tilbury Pier at 6.30pm before arriving at Gravesend Town Pier at 6.45pm. The licensed onboard café bar will again be serving refreshments for the cruise home. 

Tickets must be pre-booked online at www.thamesclippers.com/gravesend-tilbury-london. Prices start from £11 per person for a single adult journey, or £19.50 for an adult return journey. Passengers can upgrade to an All Day ticket to join Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ regular services for £24.95 per adult. Children 4 years and under can travel free of charge as standard but a seat must still be booked for them online. 

With a guaranteed seat for each passenger, an onboard café bar serving drinks and snacks and a back deck to enjoy the cool breeze – Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ service is a convenient and comfortable way to travel through the city. Servicing many of London’s most popular attractions, the river offers one of the best vantage points to take in the city’s iconic sights including The O2, Tower of London, St Paul’s and the London Eye. 

For more information, please visit www.uberboatbythamesclippers.com.