Friday, December 8, 2023

Uber Boat set to sail from Tilbury

DUE to popular demand, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers (, has added two further new dates for Kent and Essex residents to travel to the capital by boat with two new special services.

Running during half term, the two new sailing dates – 23 and 26 October – aim to provide a glimpse of residents’ future travel options as plans are underway for a new River Bus pier in Tilbury.

Designed to provide a convenient transport link for a fun day out in London this half term, the services will depart on 23 and 26 October. 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 this half term, with multiple family-friendly attractions including TOCA Social, the world’s first interactive football, social and dining experience; shopping at over 60 fashion and lifestyle brands at Icon Outlet; a climbing experience with Up At The O2 and more than 30 bars and restaurants, including Marugame – Japan’s favourite Sanuki udon kitchen, opening at The O2 on Saturday 23rd October. 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. A stone’s throw from the pier is HMS Belfast, with free family activities throughout half term including Family Mission: D-Day Edition, requiring you to don a kit big and find hidden messages, discover ship life, and crack Morse code.

Upgrading to 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. Half term highlights include The Museum of London Docklands’ major new exhibition ‘London: Port City’ (nearest pier, Canary Wharf) and UNIQLO Tate Play, Tate Modern’s free programme of art, activities and play for families of all ages (nearest pier, Bankside).

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 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.

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