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Thames River

#73 of 1,434 things to do in London
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Address: London, England
Phone Number: 02088911411
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London Thames River Dinner Cruise
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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise
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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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Circular Cruise

This cruise gives you the option to hop on hop off. Our trip from Westminster Pier to St.Katharine's Pier was very enjoyable, the weather was beautiful so we sat on the open top... read more

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This cruise gives you the option to hop on hop off. Our trip from Westminster Pier to St.Katharine's Pier was very enjoyable, the weather was beautiful so we sat on the open top deck. We had a running commentary all the way, very informative and funny. Nice way to see the sights and save your legs.£13.34 for 2 seniors.

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Syosset, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took MBNA Thames Clippers - of 4 river lines to choose from - bought an all day on and off ticket at the booth near London Eye just by Waterloo Underground stop. apicked this boat line as they had the most stops on both sides of the Thames and also reached Greenwich easily. Lots of fun with enthusiastic passengers, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its not the best river. It benefits disproportionately from its proximity to London which enhances the status of this overall mediocre river.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have motor sailed from Poole along the English Channel and up the Medway and into the Thames nearly to Oxford stopping at both Linehouse and St Katherine's dock Marina. On other occasions we have enjoyed both a lunch and an evening cruise along the Thames from the Embankment. This w/e we were staying at The Tower hotel on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been to London too many times to count, and I've never done the river or the river cruise. I highly recommend this. Definitely a great way to get an interesting and different perspective of this great city. You don't realize what you are missing until you do this!

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're visiting London - or live here - the River bus (mbna Thames Clippers) is a great way to travel and to see some of London's landmarks: Big Ben; Houses of Parliament; the London Eye; MI6 building and pass under some beautiful bridges including Prince Albert Bridge. Thames Clippers run during rush hour from 6 am at Putney through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled the Thames by boat, and also by foot. We walked over London Bridge, and then followed the Thames walk. You must do this when in London, it was really quiet so you got to stop and appreciate the sights, and take some fantastic photos. We walked right along to the Tower of London. Lots to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to relax and see the sights. op to Bottom around 2 hours. You see some of old London industry. You pass the Eye and the guide gives a great history as you ride. You can hop on or off along the way. Excellent trip. With the London pass it is free.

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Drachten, Friesland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When spending time in Londen, an absolute must do is a stroll along the Thames river bank, or even better, take a boat trip! Excellent views, guides with witty stories on what you see! Hop on, hop off possibilities where ever you want to step up or down to continue your city visit. It's just great !

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Christmas gift from son was lunch on board a Bateaux London boat named Symphony from Embankment Pier. Initially the heat in the waiting area was stifling but once we turned the air con on it was a little better. The staff on board were excellent and very attentive, the tables were a little close but our neighbours were very... 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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