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“Something to do one time and if you have time”
Review of Thames River Boats

Thames River Boats
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had extra leisure time this visit and looked for something different to do. We took the !0:30 AM trip all the way to Hampton Palace from Westminster Pier. It was a long trip of almost four hours. We sat at the front of boat in plastic chairs. There was simple narration of some of the sites that we were seeing. Remember, this is a boat trip and not a tour. The cost for two senior tickets one way was about $31.

The weather was lovely, but my hat came in quite handy. I noticed that some people had brought a picnic and that truly made their trip enjoyable. We made due with power bars and water. Food is available inside the boat.

This is a way to really slow down. We went through at least two locks. People waved from the river banks. Just be aware of the time constraints. To view the Palace required us to return to Victoria Station by train (about one hour).

Thank patsyannie
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Beautiful sunny day and nice cruise along the Thames River. We really enjoyed the cruise after a very long and tiring day...it was a nice little break. A must see!

1  Thank medicalmama
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We quite enjoyed the trip up the Thames to Kew to visit Kew Gardens. HOWEVER , when we returned to catch the 3:30 riverboat back to Westminster we were told that it wouldn't be coming because nobody was booked on it. Nowhere did we see any signs stating that we needed to advise anybody that we intended to catch that boat, and we could have spent an extra hour at the gardens if we had known it wasn't stopping. Poor form all round. We won't bother using this form of transport to visit Kew Gardens again. I write this sitting in the rain waiting for the next boat! It is due at 4:30 but I am not holding my breath!

Thank Chris U
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We bought the hop on, hop off ticket from Westminster Pier to Greenwich. What a great way to see London. We sat on the upper deck at the side so had a fantastic view of all the sights on offer. It does help when it weather was perfect. Our crew were not commentators but regaled us with the history of the river and buildings we were viewing, this was very factual and very amusing at times. It took about an hour or get to Greenwich and was the most pleasant of ways to travel. There was light bites and refreshments available on board if required at reasonable prices. Views of all the buildings were great but I think approaching the Tower of London and going under Tower Bridge was the best bit of the cruise.

Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Excellent way to travel between the centre of London and Kew Gardens or Hampton Court between April and October.
You get on at Westminster Peer and enjoy a sightseeing boat trip on River Thames including commentary.

6  Thank Albin_1508
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