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…
Take a 1-way or return cruise from Westminster to Greenwich (or vice versa) and see the sights of London from a different perspective. Listen to an…
A unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. The cruise features live commentary presented by expert guides that bring the city to…
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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 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
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.
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.
Booked this tour for my daughter’s birthday (she’s 25) and myself as were both Potter fans. Tom our guide both entertaining and knowledgeable about Harry Potter and London. We got to see parts of London you may not normally see. I would highly recommend this tour and Tom as a guide.
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.
See the Clipper ship in Greenwich. Learn the history of the wharfs, housing, facts, and Gordon Ramsey’s Pub! Fantastic verbal and visual trip that allows great photos and humorous statements from the guide.