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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours
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Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around the muggle world of London. Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you…

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Experience the River Thames

Running 215 miles from sea to source, the Thames is the heart of London and beyond. Spending a day on or along the banks of the River Thames will leave you wishing you could stay in this fine city a little longer. Here are some ways to make a splash.

Boat Tours

Boat Tours

From the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London, get London’s best views during a leisurely tour along the Thames, while getting the facts on the city’s history.

Lunch Cruises

Lunch Cruises

Book a noontime cruise. The only thing better than taking in London on the Thames is doing it in style, relaxing with lunch, a glass of wine, or a hot cup of tea.

Dinner Cruises

Dinner Cruises

See London and its sites sparkle at night while enjoying a 4-course meal with wine in hand. You can book a boat with panoramic windows, and even a live band if you fancy that.

Walking

Walking

If being on the water isn’t for you, enjoy the Thames on dry land. The walking paths can’t be beat. You can join a tour; a guide will point out London’s landmarks along the way.

Cycling

Cycling

The Thames is the only river in Europe to have a national trail follow it’s whole length. You can join a bike tour and enjoy a panoramic view of London along its beautiful banks.

Our insider tips

Fun Facts

Londoners and tourists alike enjoy the Thames. Home to 25 species of fish, you’ll see fisherman as you dine in the many cafes and restaurants along the way. Cross its many bridges for a great view and a picture perfect postcard of London. During various times of year, you can even stumble upon a festival, such as Totally Thames in September.

How to Book Tours

Head online and read about bike tours or the best of the best Thames river cruises. Whether you cruise around for lunch or dinner, or stroll with a friend on the banks, London’s panorama awaits.

Where Do Boat Tours Leave From?

Many River Thames boat cruises leave from Westminster, Tower, and Greenwich Piers. The tour operator will include this information.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    It's always open, naturally.
  • Is it expensive?
    Free to visit, however tour prices vary.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not compulsory but recommended.
  • How to get there
    You can get to the Thames in many parts of London. But why not take the tube to Westminster and enjoy the view from Westminster Bridge or Lambeth Bridge?
  • Additional information

    • Make sure to check the weather forecast before setting off on a stroll along the river.

    • The best way to enjoy the river is by boat, so why not book onto a boat tour?

What people are saying about River Thames

Jacob was one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had!!

11/10 would recommend this tour!! Jacob was amazing and made the 3 hr tour and incredible experience!!

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 03/18/2019

The tour Tom provided and excellent and interesting tour.

As grandparents we enjoyed seeing our two grandchildren thoroughly enjoy themselves.

I really loved the idea of getting a general view of pinpoints!

Great for looking at the most famous sites in central London. If you don’t know what to do, start off with this tour. This tour will introduce you to the places you will want to see, starting with , of course, the London eye, all the bridges and their stories, the “ugliest building” (theatre), the ship, Tower bridge, Shakespeare globe and of course ending at St Katherine’s pier. This trip will give you ideas of what to do for sure!!!

We experienced an expansive view of London in comfort.

I regret that I didn’t take this experience many years ago. Enjoyable and informative.... and because of season two days for one. Overall would recommend.

The guide was brilliant !!!The Sun shone brightly on February 22

The day couldn’t have been better just one tip. I bought my ticket on the net and presumed as it was a hop on hop off boat I could get on at the London Eye I was wrong we had to get on at Tower Pier because our Internet voucher had to be exchanged for a ticket and this facility was not available at the London Eye Fortunately for us because of the tide the boat was running late so we still managed to get away at 11:20

River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise Reviewed by Patricia, 02/24/2019

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