Family days out

Extra sailings on the Horrible Histories’ Terrible Thames tour this summer

Last updated 4th August 2023

You’ve probably read Horrible Histories, you might even have seen them on stage, but nothing so far has prepared you for Terrible Thames. Catch the extra tours now available this summer.


Tower Bridge, Terrible Thames, London

Horrible Histories proudly presents its wicked river tour, Terrible Thames! A sensational sightseeing tour of the River Thames that’s like nothing else Horrible Histories has done before.


Cruising past the Houses of Parliament, Horrible Histories

Deep dive into the Thames with Horrible Histories

Tremble in terror at the Tower of London! Sizzle at the Savoy! Give Cleopatra the needle! Be washed away at Westminster! Lose yourself in Lambeth! Get gobsmacked by the Globe! Hold onto your head at London Bridge, and then escape from Execution Dock.

Along the way kids can take a deep dive with Horrible Histories into some of the most bloodcurdling tales of the river. From the exploits of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn to Julius Caesar, Queen Boudicca, Jack the Ripper and even the piratical Captain Kidd, this is the history of the Thames with all the nasty bits left in!


Eyeing up London Eye, Terrible Thames

Sit back and enjoy a river cruise like no other

The 45-minute tour sails from Tower Bridge to the Palace of Westminster and back again, and has been acclaimed by critics and the public alike for the wonderfully entertaining way it brings London to life, all the while letting families cruise in comfort on the majestic river.

The Sun said, “A rip-roaring, riotous sightseeing tour kids and adults will never forget!”

Although, more to the point, past sailors said, “I have never been so impressed with any other family experience – it was perfect”


Expect the unexpected on the River Thames

After two terrific years of joyful river fun, Terrible Thames returns with sailings throughout 2023, with extra tours available in school holidays.

There are incredible stories, glorious views, exciting sea shanties and even the chance to sing yourself. Whether you love Horrible Histories or just want a sightseeing tour of the Thames, this is the trip for you and your family!

Ready to set sail? Head to the Terrible Thames to see new summer sailing times and book family tickets from £60 for 2 adults and 2 children.