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 the capital's top attractions with London's Original Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour. Stop by Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Piccadilly Circus, London…
Set sail after sunset and enjoy London's riverside on a cruise down the Thames. Start your evening with a glass of bubbly and sumptuous canapés,…
See the sights of London illuminated for the night on a 2.75-hour dinner cruise down the River Thames. Enjoy a 5-course menu of delicious food, with…
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…
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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
Fun, informational and full of sights of London that you would want to see while visiting. Tour guide was organized and showed video Clips of the HP movies at the locations we stopped at. Perfect length of time. A lot of walking but anyone could do it! There is time to rest at each “stop”. You won’t want it to end - but you will be extremely satisfied with this tour! So glad we did it!
We booked it as a last minute tour, didn't really know what to expect but wow what a great saturday afternoon. Tom was our tour guide and he showed us around with great enthusiasm and knowledge. He really knows his stuff! Dont be put off by the two and a half hour walk if thats whats stopping you, it was really enjoyable and went by at a leisurely pace. Being able to stop and take photos without just rushing ahead was great! Well worth it for the price, very pleased with our tour.
The tour was amazing. The tour guide named Lauren was very nice and spoke very clearly. She was so sweet with the kids, made it a truly sensational tour.
We had an amazing almost 3 hours, so informative for even a non HP fan. I want to read the books now!! Better than the more expensive studio tour I would think as we saw real locations, buildings, heard proper facts and figures. Our guide Nic was brilliant too, and looked after us all and our needs very well. I will definitely recommend this to all I meet
We had a group of 12 and had just arrived in London, this cruise was a wonderful way to see the London skyline. The drinks were plenty and views spectacular. Well worth the time and money.