Published: 12:00, 27 July 2021
| Updated: 13:02, 04 August 2021
Kent day trippers can enjoy a new way to get to the capital with a summer Uber Boat service.
London’s leading river bus provider, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, will be running a special Saturday service this weekend. And if it is successful, it could become a permanent fixture on the water.
The trip will depart from Town Pier in Gravesend on Saturday, August 7 at 9.45am. It will call at North Greenwich Pier at 10.40am before terminating at London Bridge City Pier at 11am.
It will give families the opportunity to travel to the O2 where they can enjoy multiple attractions including a climbing experience with Up At The O2, shopping at Icon Outlet, trampolining at Oxygen Freejumping, or test out their football skills at the new interactive football and dining experience TOCA Social which is opening this summer.
North Greenwich Pier is located beside the O2.
If passengers travel on to London Bridge City Pier, they will be ideally located to visit Tower Bridge, Borough Market and The View from The Shard, all within walking distance.
In the evening, the boat will leave London Bridge at 5.30pm and call at North Greenwich at 5:50pm, Tilbury at 6.30pm before arriving at Gravesend at 6.45pm.
The licensed onboard cafe bar will be serving refreshments for the cruise home.
Sean Collins, CEO of Uber Boat by Thames Clippers said: “We remain committed to growing the River Bus network in London and further east.
"We want as many residents as possible to realise the benefits of travelling by river in and out of London, in terms of speed, comfort and frequency.
"We are optimistic about the volume of passengers opting to use this special leisure service, and we hope soon to be able to offer this additional transport link permanently to Gravesend and Tilbury.”
Prices start from £11 per person for a single adult journey, or £19.50 for an adult return journey.
For more information, visit www.uberboatbythamesclippers.com