River BusIf you need to get somewhere quickly, why not jump on a boat?
Most River Bus services provide a fast and frequent service from early morning until early evening - or later if there's an event at the O2 in North Greenwich.
This means you can commute and travel around London in comfort, especially as you're guaranteed a seat.
Some services even have refreshments and wi-fi, which means you can sit back with a coffee and catch up on your email.
Fares and tickets
Generally, you need to get your ticket from a pier ticket office before boarding a boat. However, if the ticket office is closed you can buy it on board.
If you use a Travelcard, you can get a third off most River Bus fares. Or, you can make great savings by getting a season ticket.
Oyster pay as you go is accepted on Thames Clippers' services, and it gives you a 10 per cent discount on most single journeys.
If you use the Putney-Blackfriars service, you also have the option of getting a carnet of 10 tickets.
The Woolwich Ferry, a river-crossing service, is free.
Children's fares generally apply from age five, but it's best to check with individual operators.