Thames River Sightseeing (TRS)
London River Services
Thames River Services M.V Thomas Doggett on her way to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
LocaleLondon, UK
WaterwayRiver Thames
Transit typeSightseeing Cruises
OperatorThames River Sightseeing (TRS)
No. of lines2
No. of vessels12
No. of terminals7

Thames River Sightseeing (TRS) are a tour company providing sightseeing cruises on the River Thames in London. Thames River Services operate on the Thames under licence from London River Services, part of Transport for London.

Thames River Services are owned by three companies: Crown River Cruises, Viscount Cruises and Westminster Party Boats.[1]

The TRS boat M.V. Thomas Doggett, of 524 seats and costing £2.5m was built in the Netherlands and launched in July 2017.[2] The launch was attended by Lord Mayor of London, Andrew Parmley.[3]


Scheduled services depart daily from Westminster Pier and travel east along the Thames to Greenwich Pier before returning. In the summer, the boats also circle around the Thames Barrier.[4][5] Westbound trips also call at Tower Bridge Quay, next to Tower Bridge.

Passengers who hold a Transport for London Travelcard and Oystercard are offered a 33% discount on ticket prices.


  1. ^, and. "Thames River Services: Meet The Fleet". Archived from the original on 22 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Moore Bridger, Benedict; "All aboard: 524-seater passenger boat on Thames sets sail", Evening Standard, 12 July 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2020
  3. ^ Bottinelli, Stef, "528 Passenger sightseeing boat MV Thomas Doggett will be launched today on the Thames", Yachting & Boating World, 14 July 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2020
  4. ^ "Thames River Services", British Educational Travel Association [1]. Retrieved 31 January 2020
  5. ^ "River services and cable car", London Councils. Retrieved 31 January 2020