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Illuminated River Official Boat Tour



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See London in a new light

You can now book your Illuminated River Official Boat Tour for 2022.

The Illuminated River project is transforming the capital at night, lighting 9 bridges on the River Thames between London to Lambeth bridges, making it the longest public art commission in the world. The first four bridges were illuminated in 2019: London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges. Earlier this year five more bridges were lit up: Blackfriars, Waterloo, Golden Jubilee, Westminster and Lambeth bridges.

Internationally-acclaimed artist Leo Villareal and British architectural practice Liftschutz Davidson Sandilands have used the latest LED technology to ‘paint with light’, producing beautiful patterns that subtly unfold across the bridge structures.

The artwork is best experienced from the river itself, so join the official City of London Guides or City of Westminster Guides on board as they take you on an evening boat journey, and learn all about these great landmarks of London.

On board you'll find a café bar selling a selection of refreshments to make your journey even more pleasant.


  • - The boat will depart at 21:30 from Tower Pier, boarding point D and return to Tower Pier at 22:10.
  • - Passengers should arrive at least 15 minutes before departure. Find your pier here.
  • - Pier and boat tour are wheelchair accessible.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Tickets must be pre-purchased on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers booking website, they will not be available at piers.
  • Children 4 and under travel for free but a ticket still needs to be booked.
  • Passengers with a a valid disabled I.D. badge/card or disability document(s) or concessionary pass benefit from the concession rate. If a complimentary carer’s ticket is required, please add a ticket selecting the Carer fare.
  • Passengers must present their disabled I.D. badge/card or disability document(s) or concessionary pass at the pier if this discount was selected.
  • It is the passenger’s responsibility to be at the departure pier 15 minutes before departure as there will be no refund or exchange if the boat is missed. Tickets are valid for the Illuminated River Official Boat Tour for the date selected when booking.
  • Tickets cannot be used to board a different Illuminated River Official Boat Tour on a different date.
  • Tickets are not valid on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers regular services.
  • All travel is subject to our Conditions of Carriage

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