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Thames River

London, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #133 of 1,084 attractions in London
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Walking
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Really recommend walking along the Thames on the south side to enjoy the views over the city. Or you can also get a boat tour. Pay attention to the different bridges, because there is quite a nice variation there and maybe you'll see what monet saw in that trafalgar bridge!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love the river in late afternoons when the river buses and crowds are gone and cruising is a simple pleasure!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Strolling along the river across from Parliament all the way up to St Paul's Cathedral is a must. Take your time to have a drink, sit and people watch and just take in the beauty of the river and the city. It should take 2-3 hours and will be one of the best things you do while in London.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The river itself is OK. There are some nice and some not so nice areas along it. (The south bank is a good area to walk.) We did a lot of walking along the river, but there aren't really that many scenic places. Just the well known obvious ones.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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133 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Take a ride on any of dozens of different boats tours and you will see so many sights in the old days everything was built on the river so now the sights are on the river

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Some great views and very interesting. I did a boat trip and it was lovely and historical. I will defo be back

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Champaign, Illinois
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32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

You can see it all on this walk. Take your time, have a drink, walk and see all the great attractions, stop take some pictures(we took a lot), walk some more, stop and have some fish and chips, walk to the BIG RED BUS and go home for the evening.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took the boat up to Greenwich and were so impressed that on our next visit we'll take it to Kew Gardens. Traveling by boat was just so much more interesting and enjoyable we wondered why we hadn't done it before - especially on a hot day when the road traffic was gridlocked.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you're up for a day of walking, the Thames River Walk from Tower Hill to Westminster is one of the best ways to see the city! Following the Thames Path along the river takes you past many of the key London attractions, including: Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's, London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.... More

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Gardner, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Stroll up and down the river walk to see much of the city. If you really want to see more of it, do the river cruise.

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