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Thames River

London, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #137 of 1,100 Attractions in London
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Walking
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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

...at times it looks filthy and smelly. I guess this is the price to pay for our industrialism... Apart from that, as it is previously described my many others, one should get a cruise to enjoy the view from a different perspective.

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Hammond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We took a boat ride on the river thames please try not to go on a chilly day we sat on lower cabin and couldnt hear anything it was a little disappointing we did go to the eye of the river but it was nice to see a little bit of history.

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New South Wales Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If your in London this is a must do. The boat is clean and comfortable. The commentary is interesting and informative. Nice way to see parts of the city - on the water. Enjoyable afternoon - depending on weather course.

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wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Very interesting way to see the river and learn some history. Start at Westminster Pier and go to Greenwich and back. Takes 2 hours return .Get off at Greenwich for an hour for a nice walk around. There are several companies at Westminster Pier- no need to book just turn up as boats leave every 30 mins

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is best way to see thames ,preferably on a clear not rainy day.Loved the commentary provided by company that I went with and wonderful to see London by boat

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

you cannot miss this one .. its well worht take a boat ride also you can soak in history with your guide and enjoy a drink on sunny afternoon

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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

awesome experience The most fun we had in all our trips to London. 5 aduts and 3 children, but not for the faint of heart.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Returning to London this Summer gave us an opportunity to stroll around the stretch of the Thames from the wonderful pedestrian Millennium Bridge down the south bank and across London Bridge and then back by Cannon Street and down to Broken Wharf. In the time spent dawdling along and stopping for coffee we observed the significant rise in the water... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Like most big cities, the river is rather filthy, but once you forget about that side you see the city through a whole new perspective. Well worth taking a boat journey down the river while there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

at first I recommend a cruise on the River Thames to come to know London from that side. Then you can pick a few sightseeing strolls depends how long you stay in London. But I never finished to see all the interesting places along the riverside.

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