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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours
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Embark on an interactive Harry Potter tour around central London with an expert guide. Choose from either a boat or London Underground trip for the…

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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
4.4 / 5
based on 20,541 reviews

Absolutely loved it especially the boat cruise which I never done b4 in London spending it with my lady aswell as first time in 20 years I did the eye lovely having a pod to ourselves made it more memorable regardless of the bad weather this weekend tour guide on the cruise at 15:45 was very good and informative and funny aswelll 10/10 on both parts from us

The London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options Reviewed by

It was wonderful, a great way to see all the attractions along the thames River. The staff were amazing, my battery was flat when we got there but staff heled me to charge so I could get some pictures. The tour guide was very knowledgeable andbshe madebthebtournvery interesting. Thank you very much to the whole Yeam. xxx

The London Eye River Cruise and Admission Options Reviewed by

It was great experience, there was no restriction on moving around the cruise and taking pics. Despite current situation of COVID-19, we could sift our seating place and took pics standing different part of cruise without wearing mask while still maintaining distance with others.

London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise Reviewed by

It was utterly brilliant! My girlfriend & I had so much fun! Tom was a great tour guide and he brought the whole thing to life. It was really nice as well to hear a lot about London’s history aside from the core Harry Potter mania and explore the city. Loved it.

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by

Great night out for something unusual and different. Our tour guide John was great and full of facts but also very witty and made us feel at ease!