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Thames River

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Not a beauty, but a wonderful memory!

In my opinion, the Thames river is not exactly a beauty, but there are no doubts that it definitely is a charming London attraction. Its way through the city is surrounded by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Udine, Italy

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Udine, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In my opinion, the Thames river is not exactly a beauty, but there are no doubts that it definitely is a charming London attraction. Its way through the city is surrounded by many wonderful views and countless attractions; the bankside connecting the London Eye to London Bridge, touching Oxo Tower, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, The Anchor historical pub (just to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking around the Thames is very pleasant. From the Thames, you have good vies from the city, including The Parlament, The Big Ben, The london eye, among others. On weekends during summer, the walks around the Thames are particularly nice.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whatever your means of transport (The River boat rides are a great way to see the sights especially in the spring and summer months) the meandering River Thames possesses many secrets and historic riverside buildings each with their own tale to tell. Walking along the north or south bank will bring its own sometimes guilty pleasures if you stop for... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A cruise on the Thames River on a nice sunny day is a must for anyone. Near Embankment station are the Thames Cruise boat operators. You buy your ticket from the official ticket booth nearby. I took a cruise on the Thames, and it was amazing to discover that there were many parts of London that I had not seen.... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK there are many contenders for the greatest river in Europe but as someone who crosses the Thames daily as a commuter I try each way to look up and admire the views each way. The skyline keeps changing, the tide is always at a different level, the boat traffic up and down is fascinating and if you do not... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the Thames Southbank this weekend and never get tired of the experience. At low tide there are ancient artefacts alongside later mid of later historic relics. It is always worth boat trip to see the river from a different perspective, or just stroll along its bank and take in the surroundings. The thing about the Thames is that... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thames path runs along side do it's possible to walk along the banks like we did from hms Belfast , there are many other ways to enjoy the Thames but hop on hop off boat is the best.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thames is a tidal river, rising and falling as much as 8m between high and low tides. Although it was once the source of London's "Great Stink" (1858), today the Thames is one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, thanks to successful campaigns.The river Thames reflects London's diversity, from peaceful countryside to an urban vibe. The city is also... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starting by walking across the Tower Bridge and walking along the River Thames along the south shore is full of interesting people and sights. Finishing at the London Eye and taking in the River Thames from the top of the Eye is a great finale.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Themes goes across London and really refresh its atmosphere. You can go to a boat-tour, but also an experience to walk along the river to see the sight on the river bank and close to it!

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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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