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Thames River

London, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #135 of 1,085 attractions in London
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Walking
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Jumped on at Bankside and stayed on the Circular Cruise to the Tower, back up to Westminster before dropping off at Bankside (though you can hop on hop off). Beautiful sunny day and a chance to sit and watch London go by on the river. Pretty good value for an hours trip at £11 for two, however the commentary is... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

makes one wonder how this beautiful city was built on the banks of this tiny river. In my country this size width of a body of water is known as nullah. yet, the beauti of the banks and the ride is one fascinating one. On a sunny warm July day we did a small journey by boat - one of... More

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Winchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We arrived with great expectations as it was a gorgeous day. A cruise in itself was wonderful fantastic boat fantastic jazz music and lovely scenery and company. The food had one rosette how it got this I do not know. Lucky that crucial so good to make up for the bad food.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a superb meal, with great service and a trip down the Thames to see the sights. The drinks were not priced too high and the live Jazz band were great. It was not cheap, but if you are celebrating, I would recommend it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Have been here before but took the opportunity for a river cruise and glad I did. With an elderly mother and two 12 year olds in tow it made for maximum sightseeing along the river. We travelled from Westminster to St Katherine's and back again and the crew did a great job of highlighting the major points of interest along... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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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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Denver
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145 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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54 helpful votes 54 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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