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Free Coffee for London's Commuters

To celebrate International Coffee Day (Monday 1 October), London’s River Bus provider, MBNA Thames Clippers, is offering a free cup of the good stuff to passengers on their morning commute.

Four in every 10 commuters (39 per cent) say it is a cup of coffee that wakes them up and gets them going for work in the morning. It’s this caffeine fix that is the most popular way to gather that elusive morning energy, beating out sunshine (31 per cent), fresh air (28 per cent), listening to music (26 per cent) and exercise (16 per cent).

Start the week off right on International Coffee Day: take to the river, grab a free coffee from the on-board bar, head to the outside deck for some fresh air and (hopefully) sunshine while listening to your favourite tunes. Free Americanos will be available between 7am and 8:30am across 10 of MBNA Thames Clippers’ morning commute sailings.


This offer is part of MBNA Thames Clippers’ Love Your Commute activity, which encourages Londoners to reclaim the dead time spent travelling to and from their place of work. Passengers on board RB1 and RB6 sailings between Woolwich and Battersea Power Station and Putney and Canary Wharf respectively, from 7am to 8:30am on Monday 1 October, can enjoy a free regular Americano from the on-board bar to brighten their commute.


MBNA Thames Clippers is London’s fastest and most frequent River Bus service serving 22 piers with routes from Putney in the west to Woolwich in the east. Passengers can travel directly to key central London piers such as Westminster, London Eye (Waterloo), Blackfriars, Embankment, Canary Wharf, Battersea Power Station and London Bridge City.


Weekly, monthly and annual season ticket options are available, with prices starting from £25.95 for a one week East or West Only pass. Commuting with MBNA Thames Clippers can work out as little as £2 per journey with the annual option. For further details on pricing, route maps, timetables and to purchase tickets visit or download the MBNA Thames Clippers app. 


The research was conducted by 4mediarelations in April 2018 among 2,008 adults across the UK. For regional data breakdown, please contact

MBNA Thames Clippers International Coffee Day giveaway T&Cs:

·         This offer is for free coffee giveaway on Monday, 1 October

·         Coffee giving away is a 12oz Americano only. Any extras will be subjected to charge

·         500 Americanos will be given away across 10 morning sailings across RB1 and RB6 routes between 0700 and 0830

·         62 capacity boats (Star, Storm and Sky) do not have bars on board, therefore cannot service coffees

·         One coffee per person

·         Complimentary Americanos subject to availability and until stocks last