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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours
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Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you belong in, then walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards and witches while visiting Diagon…

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Experience the River Thames

Running 215 miles from sea to source, the Thames is the heart of London and beyond. Spending a day on or along the banks of the River Thames will leave you wishing you could stay in this fine city a little longer. Here are some ways to make a splash.

Boat Tours

Boat Tours

From the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London, get London’s best views during a leisurely tour along the Thames, while getting the facts on the city’s history.

Lunch Cruises

Lunch Cruises

Book a noontime cruise. The only thing better than taking in London on the Thames is doing it in style, relaxing with lunch, a glass of wine, or a hot cup of tea.

Dinner Cruises

Dinner Cruises

See London and its sites sparkle at night while enjoying a 4-course meal with wine in hand. You can book a boat with panoramic windows, and even a live band if you fancy that.

Walking

Walking

If being on the water isn’t for you, enjoy the Thames on dry land. The walking paths can’t be beat. You can join a tour; a guide will point out London’s landmarks along the way.

Cycling

Cycling

The Thames is the only river in Europe to have a national trail follow it’s whole length. You can join a bike tour and enjoy a panoramic view of London along its beautiful banks.

Our insider tips

Fun Facts

Londoners and tourists alike enjoy the Thames. Home to 25 species of fish, you’ll see fisherman as you dine in the many cafes and restaurants along the way. Cross its many bridges for a great view and a picture perfect postcard of London. During various times of year, you can even stumble upon a festival, such as Totally Thames in September.

How to Book Tours

Head online and read about bike tours or the best of the best Thames river cruises. Whether you cruise around for lunch or dinner, or stroll with a friend on the banks, London’s panorama awaits.

Where Do Boat Tours Leave From?

Many River Thames boat cruises leave from Westminster, Tower, and Greenwich Piers. The tour operator will include this information.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    It's always open, naturally.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free to visit, however tour prices vary.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not compulsory but recommended.
  • How to get there
    You can get to the Thames in many parts of London. But why not take the tube to Westminster and enjoy the view from Westminster Bridge or Lambeth Bridge?
  • Additional information

    • Make sure to check the weather forecast before setting off on a stroll along the river.

    • The best way to enjoy the river is by boat, so why not book onto a boat tour?

What people are saying about River Thames

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 16,062 reviews

Lovely river trip, the running commentary very informative & amusing!

Great day out on the river trip from Westminster to Greenwich & back. The on board commentary was very informative & made the trip all the more enjoyable. Unfortunately had to queue for nearly an hour to board the boat for the return journey, not sure if this is usual as we weren't anticipating a delay & there was no explanation given. Just to mention as well that there are no loos at the dock so be prepared! Overall a great day out regardless & excellent value for money, would recommend.

An informative, fun and enjoyable experience!

The tour around London learning about the city as a backdrop to Harry Potter (and other films) was a great way to spend two and a half hours. Ryan's warm and humourus manner supported the group's engagement throughout the experience for young and old. As a tour guide, he was knowledgeable and enthusiastic when sharing the facts and information we all wanted to hear. For those attending 'The Cursed Child' like us, this is an excellent activity to do as part of the Harry Potter experience.

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by

Very informative cruise with live commentary

Excellent sightseecruise on a very spacious boat. First class live commentary by very experienced staff. Extremely informative on all the individual points of interest, which gave an excellent insight into the history of not only the Thames but the surrounding areas. Food and drink available on board at very affordable prices. An excellent way to cruise the Thames and one I would certainly recommend.

River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise Reviewed by

Sam the man was amazing and better than the standard!

Not only was he full of energy and excitement about Harry Potter, he also told the group some awesome facts about historical places in London that we passed. As a Canadian who has never been to the UK before, this tour exceeded my expectations. This dude deserves a raise! Well done Sam the man!

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by

Wonderful experience and good value for money

Loved this experience. This was a pleasant wedding anniversary surprise for my wife and she loved every minute of it,( considering she is not usually keen on the slow moving boats) so did I. I highly recommend this informative and unique experience.

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