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Underparmummy Tue 09-Aug-16 09:27:31

Quickest and best way to get to Tower of London from Waterloo station by river?

Have a packed day planned friday with the dds and would love to do a river cruise but don't want to mess up timings!

Thanks

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Tue 09-Aug-16 09:31:48

Timetables for the Thames Clippers, which go about every 20 mins.

Underparmummy Tue 09-Aug-16 10:54:15

Thank you! Is it easy to walk from Waterloo to the London eye pier? How busy will it be at 10am ish?

Underparmummy Tue 09-Aug-16 11:50:44

Thames clipper site is a bit mad - you have to have a printed ticket but can only buy tickets on the day for the day?! Unless, of course, you buy a river roamer not just singles... hmmmm.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Tue 09-Aug-16 12:44:16

London Eye pier is just round the corner from Waterloo, and I would expect it to be fairly busy although a lot of the people around will be going on the Eye.

I don't know a lot about the ticket system, but the advance prices don't seem massively different from the turn up & go prices so that might be your easiest option?

MackerelOfFact Tue 09-Aug-16 12:50:30

You can just pay with contactless on the Thames Clippers (Oyster or credit/debit card) so no need to queue at the ticket office or faff around with advance tickets. The boats are every 15-20 minutes generally and at peak times I'd say about 70% of the queue boards the first departure.

Waterloo to London Eye is easy, you can't really miss it! grin

Underparmummy Tue 09-Aug-16 14:57:31

Just look for the big ferris wheel?! Sorry, going with two little ones (well, 4 and 5) so a bit eager that everything goes smoothly. I did the tickets on their app in the end!

Thanks everyone!

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