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“Great for a stroll”
Review of Thames River

Thames River
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$86.09*
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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River
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$24.88*
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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise
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$57.84*
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River Thames High-Speed Cruise from Embankment Pier
Ranked #74 of 1,718 things to do in London
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Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

We took a walk down the river for a hour. Beautiful, obviously it's not soo clean but still very nice. There's plenty of boat rides and bars on the water.

Thank Zalmy
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

No matter what time of day it is, Jubilee Walk on the South Bank is one of the most fascinating places in the capital to spend time. Whether you seek people watching opportunities, cafe life, unusual boutiques or just a place to take in London's sights - this is the place to be.

Thank zippyfan
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

I visited along with my family and walked by the River thames. We also went to the London Eye and took photographs of river. The River Thames is 346 Km long. It is England's longest river and the second longest river in the U.K. The river contains over 80 islands and having both seawater and freshwater stretches.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I am absolutely appalled at the service we received on board the Hollywood Cruise. This cruise was highly recommended by a member of our party, who had previously thoroughly enjoyed it. We boarded at the London Eye and travelled to Tower Bridge upon a boat which was excellent. The tour guide gave a fantastic running commentary of the sights along the Thames and we were made to feel very welcome. We soon arrived at Tower Bridge and needed to swap vessels to continue to Greenwich. BIG MISTAKE. We were welcomed on board the Hollywood (which was almost dead) and took a seat at the rear of the boat. There was 6 in our group and, having had a great day seeing the sights of London, were in high spirits. That said, we kept ourselves to ourselves and did not cause any disruption to the other few people on board. Two female members of our group tried to buy drinks from the bar but the dark haired girl behind the bar was very rude and ignorant. It appeared that she didn't want to be bothered serving us and we were merely a hinderance. There was absolutely no commentary along the way and we soon arrived at Greenwich on a very quiet and gloomy boat. At this point, two of our party left the ship and nipped to a local store to purchase a few beers and a bottle of wine. Within 5 minutes they returned to the boat and were welcomed back on board by the captain and his associate. At no point was it pointed out that consuming our own alcohol was forbidden. We all returned to our seats and began the journey back to our starting point. Along the way, two members of our group proceeded to the front of the boat to have a smoke. Upon their return, we were told that they had just had a very unpleasant altercation with a member of the crew and the girl behind the bar. They made it quite clear that we were not welcome and went as far to call us NORTHERN SCUM. I'm not sure how they arrived at this conclusion as the majority of the party were born and bred in the south. The crew member also indicated that it was his last day and couldn't wait to get off the boat as he was sick of it. The final leg of the return journey was just as bleak and quiet as the outward journey. On arriving back at the London Eye, the majority of the group disembarked but a female member of the group was stopped by the captain and given a blasting from the captain who was clearly upset that we'd been consuming our own alcohol. I returned on board to make sure she was ok as she was visibly shaken and intimidated. The captain and his other male crew member were very rude towards us and went as far to forcefully push both of us off the boat. He then continued to verbally abuse us within ear-shot of other tourists. We left the boarding area in total disbelief at the way in which we had been treated and the abuse we had suffered. This crew can only be described as an ABUSIVE REGIONALISTS. We will never ever take another trip on this boat and STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT EITHER........ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE FROM THE NORTH....OR SOUTH !!

5  Thank Lee0001
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I first walked by this river in April 2011 and found it very interesting. Now I see it every time I pass by from AbbeyWood or Woolish or Greenish on bus 177 on my way going to central London. I enjoy watching it from the bus and see a lot again and again

Thank MgdaleneI
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