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Thames River cruise Westminster to Greenwich - Do I need a reservation?

We are going to be in London soon. On one day we will be doing Westminster Abbey and then will want to go to Greenwich via a river boat. Since we don't know for sure when we will be done seeing the Abbey and having lunch, I'm reluctant to book a specific time for a boat. Will I be able to just show up at the dock at Westminster bridge and get a ticket for a boat?

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If you mean the river bus sponsored (but not operated) by Uber then there is no need to book .

This isn’t a cruise with commentary it’s public transportation.

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The kind of Thames cruise I am inquiring about is one that would have a narration of what we are passing on the river. We are not just looking for quick transportation. Thanks

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You may also wish to consider the boat return from Kew Gardens if you are going there. I don't think there was a commentary, but it was easy to follow a guidebook, and read the signs on the buildings. We didn't reserve, but they claim they do sell out.

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I'm going from Westminster to Greenwich.