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Thames River

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Address: London, England
Activities: Canoeing, Walking
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London Vintage Bus Tour and River Thames Cruise

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Cruise It. Walk It. Look At It. Just Don't MissThe Mighty London Thames River

I have lost count of the number of times I have walked alongside the Thames River. Driven alongside it. Taken a river boat cruise. Or just sat enjoying a drink marvelling at its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have lost count of the number of times I have walked alongside the Thames River. Driven alongside it. Taken a river boat cruise. Or just sat enjoying a drink marvelling at its power & splendour. Wether it is sunny or a chilly day you can always find something new & interesting to see or do. Whatever way you choose... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

this is a great river to walk along it is better than the yarra river in melbourne, Australia thank you London

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Oldenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I mean, everyone who goes to London wants to see the Thames. Now I get to London more often but still the River is a sight to see (there are some others like the Rhine in Cologne). Thames without question is a mighty river, all those sights that abound left and right of it - BTW I think that the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Whether you walk along the river in the city centre or slightly further out (Putney, or even further), the river is never boring. We loved taking the water bus from Greenwich back to Embankment and seeing all the famous landmarks and impressive bridges. Definitely beats a taxi ride. If you already have a travelcard, you get a good discount too.

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Sunderland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We decided to take the river taxi from Tower of London up the the Eye, I believe its 6 stops. This cost more than 20 pounds, which for 2 adults & 2 kids thought it was a bit steep but I suppose we are in London. All other transport is free for kids. The boat was very nice & clean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Me and my partner went from Westminster pier to London Bridge and were suprised by the captain giving us all an amazing experience by telling us all about the various places of interest alonv the Thames :)

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

A muddy, bad smelling water, but full of history. Every body hear about Thames, even me, a turist from Romania. I recomended the light cruiser Belfast, its really interesting.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An evening walk next to the river is very unique experience. We walked from the Tower of London to Westminster and we wanted to walk even more. With the fantastic view of the buildings on the coast, lively Westminster, illuminated Big Ben and London Eye creates a wonderful atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took the a cruise ride from next to the London Eye at a slightly discounted rate if you have an oyster card. All the way down to Greenwich. It was awesome cruising along seeing all the landmarks like The Shard, Tate Modern, St Paul, The Oxo, Tower Bridge and the rest. At the back of the ship there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Did the city river cruise from the London Eye to Greenwich and returned to Westminister. Very interesting the staff gave us lots of information as we sailed down to Greenwich and told us we're to go when we disembarked in Greenwich. Enjoyed the trip so much we have been back and done the evening trip to see the tall ships... More 

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Southbank
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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