Uber Boat by Thames Clipper: Spectacular London Rides
I’ll call us an Uber…Boat!
By Megan Mentuck
Like most people, when I hear Uber, I think of the convenient mobile transportation app where one can order a car or even a van if there’s a bigger group of people.
However, Uber Boat by Thames Clipper now offers travelers another mode of transportation…Uber Boats!
London’s Leading River Bus Service
Uber Boat by Thames Clipper reopened on March 29th, offering Londoners a unique way to travel around the capital city.
The Uber Boat by Thames Clipper is connected to 23 different piers around the city, offering passengers plenty of options for stops.
GoNOMAD spoke with a spokesperson from Uber Boat by Thames Clipper.
Scrutton said that similar to Uber cars, one can order an Uber Boat over the app.
If you don’t have the Uber app, Scrutton also noted that passengers can purchase tickets through the Thames Clipper sales channel, mobile app, or even at piers across London.
With about 20 different vessels and over 400 employees, Uber Boat by Thames Clipper served over 4.3 million passengers a year, pre-covid.
Not Your Typical Public Transportation Experience
With excellent customer service, an onboard cafe, and gorgeous views of the city, it’s not surprising that the ferry service has won National Transport Awards Ferry Operator of the Year in 2016, 2017, and 2019.
In relation to Uber Boat by Thames Clipper’s award recognition, the spokesperson said, “Uber Boat by Thames Clippers ensures everyone a comfortable and stress-free experience.”
“From guaranteed seats for our passengers to the licensed onboard cafe, commuters can enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat before work instead of a hectic travel experience that is commonly associated with public transport.”
When you think of public transportation or morning commutes, you probably don’t think of a relaxing ferry ride with gorgeous views of the scenery—but, if you’re taking an Uber Boat to work, that’s the reality!
Grab a Bite to Eat on Your Uber Boat
Another aspect of the Uber Boat by Thames Clipper experience that makes it so enjoyable, is the onboard cafe.
With options ranging from sandwiches to cakes, you’re sure to find something tasty to eat!
There are even vegan-friendly options available for those interested. The cafe is also willing to cater to any additional dietary requirements you may have.
Hot tea, hot chocolate, and coffee options are also available to choose from.
Adults are invited to enjoy an alcoholic beverage while kids are able to choose from a variety of soft drinks that are available.
Due to covid restrictions, food and drinks can be ordered as takeaway and enjoyed outside on the back deck while looking over the stunning scenery of London.
Stops Across London
Battersea Power Station Pier
With stops available at 23 different piers across London, you’re sure to find a stop close to wherever you’re heading!
If you’re unsure where you want to explore, you could check out Battersea Park. With a stop at Battersea Power Station Pier, Battersea Park is a popular destination for people to explore.
With a boating lake and playground, this stop is a great place to enjoy a picnic by the water.
In fact, you could get some takeaway food at the Uber Boat by Thames Clipper cafe.
If you’re a thrill-seeker looking for some adventure, you could also check out Go Ape at Battersea Park.
Their treetop adventure is perfect for someone looking for an outdoor adventure.
If you’re someone more interested in the city’s opportunities for sightseeing, hop off your Uber Boat at Westminster Pier and take a walk down to St. Jame’s Park.
The walk from Westminster Pier to St. Jame’s Park will take you by some of London’s most iconic sights—these include the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey.
Greenwich Pier—See the Bridgerton House
If you’re a foodie or a Netflix novice, get off at Greenwich Pier.
From Greenwich Pier, you can check out Greenwich Park. Greenwich Park is home to not only sweeping views of the beautiful city, but also the Ranger’s House which was used as the Bridgerton family house in the popular Netflix series.
Greenwich is also a great place for self-acclaimed “foodies.”
With a variety of different options to eat, it’s the perfect place to grab some food and enjoy the atmosphere.
North Greenwich Pier
If you take your Uber Boat by Thames Clipper a bit further, you can get off at the North Greenwich Pier.
From here, it’s only a short walk to check out the city’s first elevated riverside linear park, The Tide.
If you’re interested in the arts, you can also explore the city’s dedicated public art walk, The Line, from the North Greenwich Pier stop.
Book Your Ticket to Ride an Uber Boat by Thames Clipper
If you’re planning a trip to London to explore the city, why not get around by boat?
Uber Boat by Thames Clipper offers visitors a unique way to travel and explore this beautiful city.
With pricing starting at £5.00 for adults when traveling in the East & West travel zones, the Uber Boat by Thames Clipper is a practical and affordable alternative to typical public transportation.
They are also committed to additional sanitizing procedures and abide by Covid-19 regulations, making the trip safe for everyone on board.
You can plan your route then reserve a ticket right from the Uber app or here!