London & Thames Estuary 2024 Timetable Released

London’s Calling For Waverley!

Get ready to step aboard Waverley as she makes her grand return to London and the Thames Estuary this autumn from Friday 27th September to Sunday 13th October. This year there are several very special cruises in store as well as our ever popular trips up the ‘Twinkling Thames’, ‘Under Tower Bridge’ or meeting up with our friends on Steam Tug Challenge.

The Thames sailings start from Ipswich and Clacton for a cruise under Tower Bridge TWICE on Friday 27th September. On Sunday 29th September we celebrate with Paddle Steamer Medway Queen as she reaches her 100th Anniversary with a special sailing all the way up the River Medway to Rochester.

We are delighted to announce that Waverley will be expanding her calling points this year with a sailing from Folkestone all the way to London – remarkably her first visit since 2002. Given the likely interest we recommend advance booking for this cruise on Thursday 3rd October.

On Friday 4th October Waverley will mark the 60th Anniversary of Radio Caroline with a special sailing round MV Ross Revenge with some special guests joining us for the afternoon.

Join the ultimate Thames Forts Cruise on Sunday 6th October exploring Shivering Sands, Red Sands, and Knock John Forts. These intriguing structures, constructed during World War II to defend London and coastal regions from air attacks, are a sight to behold. The Maunsell Sea Fort Historian will offer an informative commentary during the cruise, and Pirate radio celebrities will also be joining this special sailing. This year Waverley will be adding another Fort to her cruising itinerary with a very special cruise round the Principality of Sealand with Prince Michael of Sealand set to join us on Tuesday 8th October.

On Saturday 12th October step aboard for the Swingtime Sweetheart Forties Band and D-Day 80th Anniversary cruise to the Forts. To conclude the London & Thames sailings will be a special Thames Season Finale & Historic Ships Parade including the Steam Tug Challenge on Sunday 13th October.

Don’t miss your opportunity to step aboard on one (or more) of Waverley’s London & Thames cruises – book your tickets today!

View the full London & Thames Estuary timetable here.