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Thames River

#73 of 1,413 things to do in London
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Address: London, England
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Lovely walk

Walking along Jubilee Walk I stopped midway between Blackfriars Bridge and Millenium Foot Bridge there is an information board showing the skyline that you can see and not... read more

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking along Jubilee Walk I stopped midway between Blackfriars Bridge and Millenium Foot Bridge there is an information board showing the skyline that you can see and not including the instantly recognisable St Paul's you can see eight more of Sir Christopher Wren's Churches

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed within a couple of minutes of the Thames River. We walked along the Thames River daily and saw Bid Ben, the London Eye, etc. It was relaxing and enjoyable walk.

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Glenview, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a shorter walk from London Bridge to the Tower of London. We would have ventured down more to the Eye and Big Ben if we had more time. We could see part of the Eye from the London Bridge. True the buildings and the skyline view was as beautiful as I remembered last time I was in London,... More 

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Andorra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go on a River Thames Cruise and take tours between Tower Hill-Westminster not more. You will see the London Eye, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Parliament, and a lot of more. Pretty nice thing to do if you want to take a break or see the city without walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the clipper boat from embankment to Canary Wharf.... Witness some of the fantastic landmarks along the way ... Grab a beer or a wine while you do it. A great afternoon out especially on a sunny day 😎😎

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are so many iconic sites to see along the Thames. There are so many bridges! Try and take a boat ride from the Tower of London under the bridges and past the Eye. It is amazing. And the guides add a lot of local color. And now I can say I sailed down the Thames!

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Klippan, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Famous but nothing specail, south bank walk is great. River itself is nothing much but dirty and nearly empty. Budapest and prague is much more better.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walked from london eye to Tower of London.aprox one hour.lots of views various aspects of river Thames.loads of interesting spots.arrived at of hms Belfast.view across river Tower of London directly across.and to right tower bridge. What a awesome site.after our visit to tower.returned to london eye opposite side of river.all you need good walking shoes.a must many sites to take... More 

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am told river Thames has same importance for U K as river Ganga has for India .I can not vouch for it .In childhood I read about Thames in book and heard about it from my father. Every word which I read and heard about it in my childhood was true and was in front of eyes during my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This snake like river covers most of the width of England and best of all it runs right through London. As a result of its movement it is still used to transport goods and people and has some of the gems that London offers right on it's banks, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Parliament to name... 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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