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Tate Boat

The Tate Boat runs every forty minutes during gallery opening hours between Tate Britain and Tate Modern and also stops at the London Eye.

The Tate Boat

Timetable

Tate Modern London Eye* Tate Britain Tate Britain London Eye* Tate Modern
10.10 10.21 10.28 10.30 10.37 10.48
10.50 11.01 11.08 11.10 11.17 11.28
11.30 11.41 11.48 11.50 11.57 12.08
12.10 12.21 12.28 12.30 12.37 12.48
12.50 13.01 13.08 13.10 13.17 13.28
13.30 13.41 13.48 13.50 13.57 14.08
14.10 14.21 14.28 14.30 14.37 14.48
14.50 15.01 15.08 15.10 15.17 15.28
15.30 15.41 15.48 15.50 15.57 16.08
16.10 16.21 16.28 16.30 16.37 16.48
16.50 17.01 17.08 17.10 17.17 17.40

*The Tate Boat service will no longer stop at the London Eye (Waterloo Pier) from Wednesday 1 October 2008.

This timetable runs seven days a week and there is no longer to be a different service between weekdays and weekends.

Tate Britain and Tate Modern are closed every year on 24–26 December inclusive and the Tate Boat does not run during this time.

Ticket Prices

Ticket Type Travelcard Holder Adults Tate Members Families Child under 16/Freedom Pass holders Child under 16 with travelcard London Student Card
Single £2.60 £4.00 £3.00 £10.00 £2.00 £1.30 £2.60
River Roamer £5.20 £8.00 £6.00 £18.00 £4.00 £2.60 £5.20
Ticket discounts
  • A Family Ticket is for two adults and two fare paying children
  • 50% discount with a Freedom Pass
  • Children under 5 are free
River Roamer ticket

Make more of your time on the river with a multiple use, hop-on, hop-off ticket. These are valid between Tate Britain, the London Eye, Tate Modern and the Tower of London (change at Tate Modern for Tower of London).

Family Ticket

A Family Ticket is for two adults and two fare paying children.

Tickets

Book Online

Tickets can be purchased online, from Tate Modern, from Tate Britain or by calling 020 7887 8888 (9.45–17.50, Monday – Friday). Advance tickets are valid for use all day. You can make as many trips as you wish.

Tickets can also be purchased on the boat subject to availability.

Access

The Tate Boat can accommodate wheelchair users.

However, exceptionally high tides mean that the Tate Boat cannot navigate certain Thames bridges and a replacement vessel may be used at these times. Some replacement vessels are not able to accommodate wheelchair users so we strongly recommend that customers call 020 7887 8888 on the day of travel for further details.

Guide and hearing dogs are welcome on the Tate Boat.

About the Tate Boat

The Tate Boat, operated by Thames Clippers, is a state-of-the-art, 220-seat catamaran with specially commissioned exterior and interior designs by artist Damien Hirst.

Thames Clippers reserves the right to use a replacement vessel during service hours if tidal restrictions apply.