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Thames River

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Address: London, England
Activities: Canoeing, Walking
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beautiful, stunning, one of a kind. These are the words that pop into your head when you see the thames. You see the businesses relying on it for boat tours, you see the wildlife... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

beautiful, stunning, one of a kind. These are the words that pop into your head when you see the thames. You see the businesses relying on it for boat tours, you see the wildlife who depend on it as a habitat. You see the tourism just busting through. I would ask everyone who is going to London, to take a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Thames is a wonderful city artery for tourists and city dwellers alike. I highly recommend taking the Thames Clipper's commuter service instead of the much more expensive river cruises. We took the ferry from London Eye to North Greenwich (O2 is there), spent a little time at the O2 area, and then took the underground back (5 minute walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This river is probably one of the best in terms of cultural-touristic-leisure value. There are various modes of transport available and very convenient too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

From the tourist angle - One can take a river cruise and visit many landmarks in London. You also have the London Clipper which is both faster and cheap. Otherwise its just another river flowing through a very big city.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was bought for our wedding anniversary and it was such a lovely idea, I felt very spoilt, lunch was delicious, the boat was very clean and the service was great. I would recommend.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Whether on the South Bank (my favorite) OR the other side, seeing the Thames River should be including on your walking tour of London. Also, if you have some time, any of the REPUTABLE (there are a few not so nice ones) boats offer a fun trip to Greenwich which can be a great half day adventure.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Thames is the heart of London. You cant beat a good stroll along the Thames especially in the summer. Brilliant performers, sights, bridges, bars and restaurants along the way to explore, or you can jump on a cruise day or night which has something for everyone from either a quiet quaint meal, afternoon tea or a party under the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I went on the Thames River Cruise. It begins from the pier next to the London Eye and is one of the four or five offerings from this pier - there are other offerings, such as the motor boat, and a large boat that basically shuttles locals from one part of the Thames to another. However, the River Cruise is... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Avoid the tube and bus. If you're on a tight time schedule, get on a Thames boat, one with a costa coffee on it and go up and down getting on and off when you feel like exploring. There are a number of piers located near key locations, Tower of London, Westminster, embankment and Greenwich. Perfect for a wet day... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Entrance at The Embankment for hour and half Thames cruise with 3 course lunch. No wonder its popular, leisurely down the Thames passing iconic sites and dining in some style. Food not pretentious, just simple fare but served well and tasted good. Happy to recommend but suggest making a reservation rather than just turning up. Before the cruise walk through... More 

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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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