Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around the muggle world of London. Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you…
Take a 1-way or return cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and see the sights of London from a different perspective. Listen to an informative audio…
See London’s famous landmarks with an open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from a Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day) or Deluxe (3 day)…
A unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. The cruise features live commentary presented by expert guides that bring the city to…
Cruise down the River Thames and see some of the city’s most historic sights, while feasting on a delicious 2-course dinner with coffee and tea. See…
See the historic monuments of London on a 1.5-hour River Thames cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. Listen to an informative…
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Indulge in one of England's best traditions and enjoy a 1.5-hour Afternoon Tea cruise along the River Thames, seeing some of the city’s most historic…
Top sights in London
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many River Thames boat cruises leave from Westminster, Tower, and Greenwich Piers. The tour operator will include this information.
- 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 thereYou 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
The tour is funny, interesting and with plenty of information both on Harry Potter film locations and on London history. Bryan, our guide, is really good, funny and makes the tour all the more enjoyable and interesting for people of all ages.
Gets u round London but does take a while to get through traffic so expect to cover 2 to 3 places a day at a push
Although we are Londoners the tour showed us parts of London we'd never seen before. Excellent fun made better by our friendly and helpful guide, Natalie. Recommended!
The last bit is more exciting than the first bit. But she made it exciting, meaning that all in whole excellent. From Westminster upward was fantastic loved it, and she’s a top business girl with range skills and her good communication
We had a good guide John, who looked like modern day Hagrid. He was fun and attentive and made sure everyone was near before he talked about the location we are at. Very patient too, guiding us on our Oyster card purchase. Thank you for the experience! We love platform 9 3/4!!