Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you belong in, then walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards and witches while visiting Diagon…
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A unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. The cruise features live commentary presented by expert guides that bring the city to…
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Top sights in London
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many River Thames boat cruises leave from Westminster, Tower, and Greenwich Piers. The tour operator will include this information.
- 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
We loved the whole experience, staff and crews were friendly and helpful. The views on the river hops were great and the on board commentary was informative and entertaining. The weather did help, it was a lovely sunny day. The Tower Bridge history, information areas and the Engine Rooms were excellent. The walk over the top of the bridge on the glass floor with the mirrored ceiling was brilliant. Thank you, we will be recommending to our friends.
I booked this tour and it was the most amazing Harry Potter experience ever. If you are a true potter fan, you will definitely live this. The guides are so nice and the sights are so interesting. An added bonus is where you get sorted into hogwarts houses and do a trivia as you go. Absolutely amazing. I definitely recommend it.
The boat was not as expected but fortunately there was enough room to sit outside. My rating would be different if that had happened. The photo online shows a boat with outside area on top and much bigger. This is a bit misleading. However the journey was fine and commentary entertaining.
Tom was a fantastic guide. The trivia questions throughout the tour were fun reminders of all the little touches JK Rowling put into her books. We are so happy we signed up for this tour while in London. Thank you Tom!
The boat was on time, the safety briefing simple And effective. The boat was in great condition and then the commentary was pitched at the right level. The ride itself was thrilling. Good job all round!