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Thames River

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I'd recommend anyone looking to do a river tour to go on a Saturday and start from Greenwich station and head into town. It is a bit more dramatic heading into the city and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Adrian T
London, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband ,myself and our two little girls were giving a gift of this trip by family who we were staying with.It was so relaxing,enjoyable and we were given lots of information on the sights we could see while cruising on the thames.There is so many beautiful landmarks to see .It was a fabulously hot day it may not be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'd recommend anyone looking to do a river tour to go on a Saturday and start from Greenwich station and head into town. It is a bit more dramatic heading into the city and seeing the skyline evolve in front of you. Then, get off at London Bridge and head to Borough Market for some food follow by a pint... More 

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Thames River is a nice area of the city where you can take a relaxing walk along the river. If that doesn't appeal, you can take a city cruise on the river and see the sights. The Thames River is a lovely sparkling feature of the city.

Thank AAHolt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great evening on the river Thames end of January. Very organised getting everyone on the boat food excellent and not rushed cabaret very good lovely to join in with the singing staff all friendly. Hope to do it again sometime as it makes a change from sitting in a Theatre.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just love walking along the river watching everyone going about their business, especially on quieter days with fewer tourists. Stop off on one of the seats, take a river cruise or drop into one of the many pubs in the south side.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Used city cruises and was well impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the comfort the boat offered. Large windows ensured you had good views of the city attractions and the commentary from Greenwich back to Westminster was charming and informative. Toilet facilities were good as were the snacks and drinks on board.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a dirty brown River but this is the heart of London and gives it the shape it is today. There is so much to see and do on and along the river from landmarks and River trips to restaurants and cable cars.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed near Canary Wharf, and walked to the City twice via the Thames Path - once on the South of the river and the other on the North. It's well kept and generally well signposted. It's a bit of a trek to get to London Bridge from Canary Wharf, but it doesn't feel like it - it's a lovely... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the famous Thames River meanders through London it is hard to miss. Spend a bit of time either on or around the Thames when you are in London. The Parliament buildings, Big Ben clock and many landmarks can be viewed from the river. And the bridges are remarkable. Visit the famous London Bridge while you are here. It is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cruise, but the boat is not heated which in December is unforgiveable makes the cruise most unpleasent.Combined with the silly commentary which is long on rhetoric and short on information re the wonderfull sights along the Thames.The crew seemed to employ the mind over matter approach to customer service, we dont mind and you dont matter.We would recommend using... More 

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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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