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Thames River

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Best London Vintage Bus Tour and River Thames Cruise

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Lots of bridges

I enjoyed this boat ride, learned a lot about the history of each bridge, and the one made by women that is a self cleaning bridge!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Vallejo, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this boat ride, learned a lot about the history of each bridge, and the one made by women that is a self cleaning bridge!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This tidal river fascinates me all year round. It can be dark and moody or bright and sparkling depending on the weather and time of year. It's lovely to stroll and has a different feel depending which bank you're on. Lovely photographic opportunities, especially from the bridges. Boat trips give a different perspective and using the river buses is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

While I was living in London earlier this year, I heard about the hobby of mudlarking, where people will walk the foreshore of the Thames at low tide. Due to London's several millenia of inhabitation, artifacts and bits of antiques will not infrequently wash up. I decided to give this a try. It was an absolute blast! I found 18th... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking along the river, crossing over the bridges, and getting a lot of great pictures. We even did a rocket boat on the Thames that was a whole lot of fun and a highlight of the trip.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend doing the river walk, out of this world. The path has everything you want to see! Old historic buildings, leading up to the view of The London Eye, leading to seeing Parliament and much more! Great place to be if you want to be in the middle of everything!

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Thames is an interesting place to visit in London. London is full of history and most is within walking distance from Buckingham Palace. Hyde Park is a must see for anyone visiting London/

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Udupi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had taken this tour along with the london eye package... Slept off half... Not much of any interest... But very crowded and there are huge queues ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

On my third visit, thought it would be fun to view London's landmarks a different way, via a river cruise. Took a boat ride from the Tower of London to the London Eye. Interesting but not as impressive as boat ride on the River Seine.

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Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The best way to enjoy this river is from a boat tour or from the London Eye. You get amazing views of many of the great buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've taken the trip to Greenwich which I really enjoyed.We took the Thames River cruise that was included with our Big Bus Tour.Along the way you will see the London Eye and Houses of Parliament as it swings back to Westminster before heading to Greenwich, the Tower of London, OXO tower, the very modern city hall and much of the... 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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