Thames River

Thames River, London: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Thames River Reviews: 4.5/5

Thames River
4.5
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The area
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Waterloo • 5 min walk
  • Embankment • 6 min walk
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Anonymous
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Excellent
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Shard, the London Eye, Shakespeare's theater and all the amazing bridges, this tour was an excellent introduction to the many buildings and structures that line the Thames, each with their unique history and story. The best part about it was our fabulous tour guide Rosie who was not only knowledgeable but incredibly funny and entertaining. She is made for the job. It was a bit cold and windy being out on the water but as long as you come prepared it's no problem.
Written October 19, 2021
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ZahidMalti
London, UK797 contributions
Magnificent View of River Thames towards Tower Bridge from Blackfriars Station
Sep 2021
Memorable moments materialise unexpectedly and yesterday it happened when waiting for a train connection from Blackfriars station which span the Thames.

The real life view on a warm sunny afternoon was magnificent and such views are hard to fully capture but this photo gives some sense of the static elements and may even inspire you to visit this part of London and experience it yourself.
Written September 25, 2021
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Michael W
Preston, UK3,461 contributions
The Huge and Busy Thames
Aug 2021
There is a good variety of River Cruises of offer with fast boat experiences for the more adventurous and guided cruises are also available. We had visited London on a City Break and spent a lot of time wandering up and down the banks of the River Thames. There is plenty to do and see along both banks of the River in both directions. Or you can merely sit and relax in one of the riverside cafes and watch the boats varying in size from large cruise ships to small boats meandering along the river at differing speeds. Whatever your choice of viewing the River would be an enjoyable experience.
Written September 20, 2021
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Mrs B
Cambridge, UK351 contributions
Interesting history
Aug 2021 • Family
As we walked along the Thames, it reminded more of history classes where in Medieval times, the river was used to dispose of all human waste. It's cleaner now and lovely to watch all the different boats using it for sightseeing. Parts of it have small 'beach' areas where metal detecting enthusiasts can be seen.
Written August 30, 2021
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Minibrasso
Derby, UK22 contributions
Definitely wouldn't have missed this.
Aug 2021 • Couples
Very well organised team of friendly staff make this trip on the River Thames informative, relaxing & good fun. So glad we booked on.
It's great to see London from a different angle & get some great pictures.
There was a very small fire on board during our trip caused by the horrid rain getting into some electrics, but it was dealt with camly & swiftly without causing any panic & without intruding in our trip.
Written August 8, 2021
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sid13
Maldon, UK577 contributions
Good views
Aug 2021 • Friends
Had a lovely guided river cruise along the Thames. The young lady who provided the commentary was very knowledgeable and funny which made the trip all the more special.
If you’re in London this is well worth a visit as you learn a bit of history as well as seeing the sights from the boat.
Written August 7, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,464 contributions
Body of Water
Jul 2021
The River Thames is the main river flowing through London and rises quite a distance from there.

By the time it gets to London it is quite wide and ultimately flows into the North Sea not too far from Southend.

The river around London is used for pleasure/tourist cruises but there are also shuttles that can take you much faster to different piers along the riverbank.
Written July 31, 2021
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Ashlei
4 contributions
What a disappointment
May 2021 • Family
We read and heard good stories about Thames. Look at it, it is full of filth. And that smell, aghhrrr !
Written May 15, 2021
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Adzeo
5 contributions
Awful smell
May 2021 • Family
The bad smell and awful grey water like liquid in here. The grey water like liquid smells like open toilet dump.
Written May 12, 2021
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HappyTraveler
Thessaloniki, Greece6 contributions
Nice
Apr 2021 • Couples
Very nice sight seeing in such a beautiful city.. really love London I only missed that traditional English things.. it’s too global city! Only love
Written May 10, 2021
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