The good, the mad, and the ugly sisters…

Start warming up your vocals and get ready to boo the villains and cheer on the damsels. Here are our top 5 shows in Central London this December with some advice on how to make a day of it……


Get the Best Views of London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Getting a good view of the UK’s biggest annual fireworks display can be a bit of a pain. There is an alternative to queuing in the cold for hours, you know. Check out these great New Year’s Eve cruises to find yourself in the grand stand position……


Seasons Greetings from Greenwich

Taking in the sights is the perfect way to gear yourself up for a super shop, and Christmas markets are a compulsory part of welcoming in the festive season. Greenwich provides an alternative shopping scene to the crowded and pounded pavements in Central London. …


Mind the Tides Part Two: Mudlarking

In part one of our Mind the Tides series, we looked at how the the Thames at low tide can expose some wonderful natural beaches. If you haven’t realised it already, I’m sorry to say that the time to top up that tan has well and truly passed……


Recommendations for Half-Term Fun from the City Cruises Team

With exciting new events cropping up every week, it’s all too easy to forget about all the usual brilliant sights (and tastes) London has to offer that make for a great day out for all the family.

Members Event, Family Day.11th April 2011

Half-Term Fun On and Around the River

The autumn school holidays are often unfairly overlooked, I feel. Sandwiched between the awesomeness of the summer break and the impending excitement of Xmas, and overshadowed by the neighbouring events of Halloween and Fireworks Night, it kind of gets lost in autumnal fog.


The most exhilarating ride in London is here!

London has gotten a little louder and a whole lot more extreme over the past month as a brand new high-speed attraction has hit the Thames to rave reviews from the public.
ThamesJet is a river boat ride with a massive difference.


Happening Now: The Mayor’s Thames Festival

If you’re not familiar with The Mayor’s Thames Festival, allow me explain. It’s (more or less) an excuse for a range of weird and wonderfully varied events to take place on an around the iconic waterway. …

Thames Festival Sunday 9/9/2012

Mind the Tides Part One: Summer Holiday

Twice a day, every day, the river Thames undergoes an epic transformation as the tidal forces cause the water level to rise and fall by anything as much as 7 meters in just a few hours. The change can be dramatic….


ThamesJet Launch in Tweets

In early August, amidst the roaring of engines and spray of waves, ThamesJet burst onto the scene, taking a brave squadron of test pilots on the jet boat’s first mission down the Thames……