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…
See the capital's top attractions with London's Original Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour. Stop by Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Piccadilly Circus, London…
See London's famous sights on a leisurely cruise of the River Thames. The River Red Rover ticket enables you to hop on and hop off for 24 hours at…
A unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. The cruise features live commentary presented by expert guides that bring the city to…
Take a 1-way or return cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and see the sights of London from a different perspective. Listen to an informative audio…
Sail past some of the most iconic monuments of London on a 1.5-hour river cruise, and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, pastries, and scones, served…
See the historic monuments of London on a 1.5-hour River Thames cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. Listen to an informative…
See the sights of London illuminated for the night on a 2.75-hour dinner cruise down the River Thames. Enjoy a 5-course menu of delicious food, with…
Cruise down the River Thames and see some of the city’s most historic sights, while feasting on a delicious 2-course dinner with coffee and tea. See…
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 thereYou 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 went to a walking tour with and took in so many incredible sights in the city. Made new friends from far and wide!! Thank you for the fantastic tour, John and GetYourGuide, and thank you for providing some of the coolest facts about London. We had the best tour guide in the whole city, hands down. Competition... Psssh, looks like Ed Sheeran and smells like Delores Umbridge. We got #swagrid/#hagrid!!
Cate was just faultless. Smiling and engaging, easy to talk to, with boundless energy. You couldn’t hope for a better guide!
Cate did an excellent job maneuvering the group (around 20) through London. well organized tour - for each stop there were Harry Potter film scenes on a tablet and challenging questions to be answered. two short tube rides no problem (just put your Mastercard on the ticket reader for touchpay when you enter and leave the station, super easy). meeting point was easy to find.
The tour was outstanding but the food tour was basically the guide finding us a place to sit near Bourough Market and he went around and collected the foods and presented them all at once like a waiter. I’ve been on a few food tours and it’s never done that way.
Tom was a terrific guide for this HP experience. He was fun and engaging. Very knowledgeable! He was able to herd a large group through the streets and tubes of London safely. The film clips added a lot to the tour.