Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames Tickets
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Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames Tickets

Tour the Thames like never before and uncover the wicked secrets of London’s most famous river.
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Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames Tickets

About Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames

See London as you never have before: aboard a boat that cruises down the famed Thames River. Rarely has a body of water seen so many notorious events, and in Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames you’ll hear — and experience — it all. Get your Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames tickets on TodayTix!

Now in its third year, Terrible Thames treats audiences to sights and teachings about the terrorizing Tower of London, the scintillating Savoy, the gobsmacking Globe Theatre, and so much more.

Learn factoids and so much more as your esteemed and entertaining crew regales stories of kings and queens — and on this cruise, the nasty details are always kept in.

Run time

45 minutes

End date

October 29th, 2023



5+. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Important information

The tour is a round-trip and you will disembark at Tower Bridge Quay where you joined the trip.

There are two gender neutral toilet cubicles on the lower deck of the boat.

Depending on the weather the live tour with actors will take place on the upper or lower deck with the tour also broadcast via the PA system on both decks.

Disabled Access Tower Bridge Quay does provide step free access from St Katharine’s Way vehicle drop off and is just outside the London Congestion Charging Zone. Local pay and display parking can be found close by in St Katherine’s Way to the east of St Katharine Docks and City Quay car park at Thomas More Street E1W 1AE. Although step free, the gradient of Tower Bridge Quay can be dictated by twice daily tides. The ramp to the pier will be steepest at low tide which can be read in advance at tidepredictions.pla.co.uk.

As the Terrible Thames boat is not a new build it cannot offer step free access at present.

To board the Terrible Thames Tour boat, there will be an element of queuing, however for those who are unable to stand for longer periods of time an assisted boarding service is available.

If you require any access advice before making your booking, please contact customerservices@terriblethames.com


Tower Bridge Quay

St Katharine's Way, -, London, -, United Kingdom, E1Q 1LD
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Tower Bridge Quay, previoulsy known as 'St. Katherine's Pier' is located on the north bank of the River Thames, east of Tower Bridge, and immediately in front of the Tower Hotel. The pier is approx. 10 minutes walk from Tower Hill Underground station.

More information about Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames

Why walk through London when you can sail along it? At Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames, you’ll take a river cruise along London’s most famous river. Equal parts informative tour and wild entertainment, Terrible Thames is created by award-winning theatre producers Birmingham Stage Company and Woods’ Silver Fleet, a family-run company of Thames Watermen since 1866.

The experience’s combination of theatre practitioners and storied watermen makes this tour one of London’s most unique: there’s not a second of boredom on this engaging cruise where you’ll see the city’s most iconic sights and hear about its famed royals, from King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to Jack the Ripper and Captain Kidd. No history is without its wicked parts, and this family-friendly tour never spares a saucy detail.

Few tours of England’s capital afford visitors and locals such an efficient yet sweeping account of one of the world’s greatest cities. On this river cruise, you can expect tall tales, shocking histories, and a sprinkling of memorable tidbits — did you know London Bridge opens 800 times per year to let ships pass through?

What to Watch For

  • Visitors can expect to see a grab bag of The Old Smoke, including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Westminster, London Bridge, Execution Dock, and more.
  • Your savvy and saucy tour guides will regale tales about Julius Caesar, Queen Boudicca, Henry VIII, and many other famous Londoners.
  • Accessible to all visitors, Horrible Histories Live Onboard! Terrible Thames in London is perfect for first-time tourists or repeat visitors, along with parents and children of all ages.
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