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Thames River

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Address: London, England
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Activities: Canoeing, Walking
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Jog, run, walk but go

wow! I jogged here. I walked here. I did everything here. It is a perfect albeit long walk that can tell what a part of London is about: museums, art galleries, cafés, films, art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

wow! I jogged here. I walked here. I did everything here. It is a perfect albeit long walk that can tell what a part of London is about: museums, art galleries, cafés, films, art, art on the streets, skaters, boats. An amazing place. Plus it also an amazing place to spot celebrities, walking just like you.

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Have walked in stages from Weybridge all the way to Tower Bridge - definitely the best way to see the suburbs and the city as you get a different perspective on everything - there are some beautiful areas around Hampton Court and Richmond but also some bland and ordinary areas around Battersea and Victoria Embankment when you come away from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It’s quite amazing to see the city and other parts of London from the river. It’s simply a different perspective and makes you realise just what a great City London is. Any way you choose, water taxi, ferry or Rib experience all give you a sense of size and whilst the place is super full with people and always busy,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

london is a wonderful city lots to do and see, though admission to some things are pricey, a trip on river taxi boats are good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the best time cruising to Kew Garden on a riverboat . The cruises go as far as Hampton Court but we got a late start and opted for the shorter cruise. We caught low tide on the way to Kew and high tide on the return. Our knowable captain not only pointed out the sights and historical facts,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were given an amazing hot and sunny day to make the cruise. The stops are very well chosen, cor instance, we stopped at Greenwich for 30 minutes and rhen took the ride back to the starting point, vy the London Eye.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Could not believe how clean and organized the river was. Real eye opener on use of natural resources

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

the boat rip was very interesting and we did the trip twice.lots to see and good commentary, all the different areas the boat went to . I never knew there was a little beach at the river. The old building along the river were astounding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wanted to walk my mom down to Tower Bridge, we walked all the way from Big Ben, along the river, down to the tower bridge. What a GORGEOUS walk. Long..... as we easily logged over 10 miles but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I mean, what can I say? London is one of my favorite cities in the world and Thames is part of what makes this city its personality. So much cleaner than the Chicago river, LOL. I hope our river was this clean!

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Address: London, England
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Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
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