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Thames River

London, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
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Ranked #125 of 1,137 Attractions in London
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing, Walking
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Orlando, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We had a great tour of the Thames river with an awesome commentary. The folks in the cruise were very friendly and made the presentation interesting and funny. We grabbed some lunch at the Italian restaurant before boarding the vessel. We all enjoyed the beauty of London while enjoying Thames. Will do it again!

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Adlington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Always wanted to see the Thames Barrier, so decided to take the River Cruise which also stopped at St Catherine's Dock for the Tower of London. The website said the boat left on the hour and half hour. Arrived at 11.15 at the booking office to be told the next boat would be 12.30pm!!! Decided to waste an hour by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets for 11 guests from Palestine from the most helpful guide on the river - with more than a handful of change from £50 this tour was great value and a great way to see the sights. Covered and open air seating with refreshments available on board meant that all needs were catered for. The trip from the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to ride a cruise along the Thames. Some of the historic buildings look run down and empty but I guess that's the way it is.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Thames is big and the architecture in the strands usually tells the story of the industrial city, the capitol and usually now postmodern city (many former industrial houses made to cultural or other services). I know that they have tried to improve the quality of the water, but I'd like to encourage the UK government to make harder work... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I went on the river ,amy times this summer especially by tfl (oyster card) with cheap rates. If you are in holidays in london in the summer time is a must do coz is enjoy able realaxing and a cheap trip around london over themes river and you have the oportunity to see and take pictures with most london's atractions... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Saw the mouth of the Thames from an ocean liner when we dropped anchor to let off some passengers. It was so calm yet strong. To the left was a large manor house with an impossibly green lawn running to the sea. It was twilight....

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We purchased a return ticket to Greenwich from Westminster at the dock and received at 33% discount by showing the Oyster card with Thames River Cruises. The river is a disgrace, it is so dirty. Not sure what we really paid for. Save your money and get out London to another attraction.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You could spend a lot of time down on the Thames. walking, river cruises, eateries/pubs or using it to cross and see tourist attractions. Whatever you decide to do, it is going to be on your tour. I walked along it and took in the views during the day and night. It is safe and I did not see any... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We booked a vintage bus tour of the city that included a river cruise and final destination The Tower of London. It was a very good tour and the cruise on the river was nice, but we were inside the boat and I wish there had been an option to sit outside so that we could see the sites better.

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