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Thames River

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A nice place to have just a walk enjoy some food or have a cup of coffee. Relaxing. Different places are busier than others. Still a great place to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

A nice place to have just a walk enjoy some food or have a cup of coffee. Relaxing. Different places are busier than others. Still a great place to visit.

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Battle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Never get fed up With this atraction have been there severeral times as my sister lives near Windsor

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Qormi, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

It's a landmark for all tourists visiting London! Had a great time there and I visit it almost every year! lots of tourist attractions in the vicinity

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Having taken the measure of the Thames a number of different ways – cruising it at night, walking across its bridges, strolling along the Victoria Embankment and the South Bank, seeing its lesser version in Oxford – I’ve come to realize that the Thames is one of my all-time favorite navigable waterways. I think it’s the sense of history as... More 

Thank Citallwic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

It is a short trip if you take the boat they try to put everything and explain everything in a short time plus the price is quite expensive. But you will definitely see the principle buildings museums if you want to see london in general. It is a good choice.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

It's very much a working river. The mix of different flotilla make it interesting to nerve from the banks on either side. Walking along the banks near the Tower of London was pleasant. As can be expected, there are patches where there is infrastructure work going on. There are plenty of unusual and/or historic monuments, statues, stalls and people scattered... More 

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Gingoog City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Boat ride up the Themes River was a highlight of our London Tour. As we pasted the Tower of London I could understand how those must have felt as the were being taken to the Tower for their crimes, knowing what they faced. The river was calm but the history of the sights were all around us as we traveled... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Really lovely to walk along the banks or take a boat ride. Lots of amazing sites to see along the banks. Very picturesque on a sunny day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The Thames runs through London. There are apartments, offices, restaurants, street performers etc all along the Thames. The further West you go, the lesser the tourist attractions. The Central part has all of the buzz. No matter where you are, you have a view to enjoy. There's a piece of history around the corner. The walks along the banks are... More 

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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Travelling along the Thames (that runs from Oxford into London) is a great way to pick up some of the beautiful towns and countryside of southern England. Whether you're on a boat or hotel-hopping along the way, it's an absolute treat. There are some hidden treasures to be found along the way ... part of the fun is the finding,... 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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