(6 September 2021) As London bounces back to life, set sail through the capital with the city’s River Bus service, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers . With new experiences and ticket options, now is the best time to glide through the capital and discover the wonders of the River Thames.
Witness London’s glistening bridges on an Illuminated River Official Boat Tour
Back by popular demand, see London at its glistening best on an Illuminated River Official Boat Tour operated by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers in partnership with the Illuminated River Foundation. Resuming last week, the boat tours will run through to year end between Tower and Lambeth bridges. Journey along the River Thames and witness the longest public art commission in the world, nine illuminated bridges in all their glowing glory, while learning from official City of London Guides and City of Westminster Guides about the history of the city and its bridges. Tours last 40-minutes and depart from Tower Pier on either Thursdays or Saturdays at 9:30pm, costing £12.50 for adults and £8.50 for children aged 5-15 years, with children aged 4 and under travelling free of charge*.
Take a sonic journey along the River Thames
Discover London through sound and space. “float!” by Felix Taylor, launched as part of Totally Thames 2021 and co-commissioned by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and Thames Festival Trust, is a unique composition influenced by the sights and sounds experienced on board the River Bus. The soundtrack is available online or audiences can scan the QR code available on board the vessels to stream “float!” allowing travellers to be immersed into the ‘rhythm Thames’ with odes to different places and stories from London Bridge City to Royal Wharf piers. “float!” was produced by MSCTY, and the work forms part of a wider musical journey, MSCTY x Thames, a collaborative initiative with Team London Bridge and the Royal Docks Team.
Make the most of the East side with the brand-new East Zone River Roamer ticket
Launching in celebration of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers has unveiled a brand-new East Zone River Roamer ticket. The new all-day hop-on hop-off ticket allows unlimited travel between Canary Wharf Pier and Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) Pier, for just £9.80 per adult. Perfect for those wanting to explore London’s east, from the iconic skyscrapers of Canary Wharf to the culinary delights and many museums by Greenwich Pier.
For those looking to make a day of it, sail on to North Greenwich Pier to explore a fun day of activities at The O2 – including the new interactive football and dining experience at TOCA Social, shopping at over 60 superstar brands at Icon Outlet, or the remarkable roof-climbing adventure, Up at The O2. Alternatively, check out London’s newest creative district, Woolwich Works, a brand-new cultural hub opening 23 September – located right by Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) Pier.
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers offers a comfortable way to travel through London, with easy ramp access for buggies, comfortable indoor cabins with café bars and outdoor back decks to feel the river breeze. Services operate across 23 piers throughout the capital, all the way from Putney in the west, to Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) in the east, with several key central London piers.
For more information and to book, visit www.uberboatbythamesclippers.com.