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…
Take a 1-way or return cruise from Westminster to Greenwich (or vice versa) and see the sights of London from a different perspective. Listen to an…
A unique award-winning sightseeing cruise on the River Thames. The cruise features live commentary presented by expert guides that bring the city to…
See the sights of London along the banks of the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster Pier to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier,…
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…
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 London’s famous landmarks with an open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from a Classic (1 day), Premium (2 day) or Deluxe (3 day)…
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…
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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 (the family) had an enjoyable tour around the Harry Potter sites of London. The only disappointment was the scaffolding around the inspiration for Diagon Alley. However, this wasn't the fault of the tour organisers. Cate explained the stories passionately and was great with the kids. My daughter immediately attached herself to Cate. A great activity for Harry Potter fans looking for something different in the capital.
We had an exceptional tour with Caroline. She had great knowledge of both the history behind different parts of London as well how this played into the different locations in the Harry Potter films/books. I would recommend this to any Harry Potter fanatic who is in London. I’ve seen parts of London I’ve never seen before and this tour had a really fun element of answering questions to score house points!
Me and my granddaughter had an amazing bonding time whilst seeing our favourite films in real life, right in front of us! We definitely recommend this tour as it is enjoyable for all of the family! We also recommend having Ryan as your tour guide as he explained everything in detail about the films and places we saw!
Ticket office at Westminster was very poorly signed. One, among many, many other tour operaters, queues every where & totally disorganised. Even for people who had prepaid & booked. The boat was shabby. Had to tip extra for a very short commentary/guide, we got. Not a guided tour but more a ferry service.
Our guide Nic was great! Very knowledgable about both the films and London. It was great to be standing in some of the film locations. Also loved that we were all split into houses, it was great to see both kids and adults answering the quiz questions. I would definitely recommend this tour.