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Thames River

#70 of 1,527 things to do in London
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Southbank
As featured in No Frills London and 4 other guides
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Address: London, England
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London Thames River Dinner Cruise
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The London Showboat Dinner Cruise on the Thames River
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Thames Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

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A trip to London should always include a walk along the Thames and it's a top free attraction. Whether you walk along the Millennium bridge or Tower Bridge you will get such a... read more

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A trip to London should always include a walk along the Thames and it's a top free attraction. Whether you walk along the Millennium bridge or Tower Bridge you will get such a good view point of this river. Obviously the river is huge but staying recently near Tower Bridge, we accessed the river from these locations. At New year... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK you have all been to London, BUT have you gone down the Thames ? Westminster pier to Greenwich is a must. There are many ways to go, and come back, but all I can say is the the TRS boats are very good and the 'as we go past' comments from the guy on the Mercia are the best.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently enjoyed a couple of days walking along the Thames River in London from the Thames Barrier to Putney Bridge. There is the Barrier of course with it's wonderful engineering to prevent the city from flooding. A little further on is the O2 arena and the Emirates cable car crossing. From this point, there is the city skyline coming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the City Tour one way boat ride from Westminster Pier (10 pounds/pp) to the Tower Pier. Great sights along the way and we actually had beautiful weather (in November). There are other boat options, but his worked well for us. There are toilets and a small concession on board for drinks (including wine) and snacks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tourist visiting London will come across the river all the time. It's an essential part of London. You can't miss it! I crossed it several times and walked along its shore line at least three times. The many river cruise boats for tourists looked like fun!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view, sometime a great way to get around if you want to avoid London Underground Lovely places you can vist around the river and you can take some great pictures.

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

where ever you go the river will always be there it is part of London you can't miss it. therefore go and spent some time to look at it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Thames River is alive and kicking. It is a commercial river with cruises, Barges, and walks available on both sides. It was always brown due to the tide and silt on the bottom. Great place to be at day or night, with many attractions around it.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk by the River Thames on New Years Eve seeing the river boats going up and down the length of the river, very picturesque, would never get fed up if the views, could sit and watch the activity all day, beautiful at night with the lights as in the images

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lets go rent or bring you large 67 foot ya ya and enjoy or get a rental for 4 or more great scenery a 45 degree or higher temperature is a good starting point in May or latter in the season..The Thames River just keeps rolling along be there it is worth you day trip!!!1

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Southbank
Big time attractions such as the London Eye and a thriving theatre scene (compliments of the National Theatre and the Young Vic) are but a few of the reasons that Southbank is such a collectively cherished part of town. With plenty of family friendly activities and venues lined up along a pedestrianized river bank between Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge, visitors can always expect a casual and festive atmosphere. On top of all the fun stuff to do at Southbank is the opportunity to simply sit back and admire photo-op views of iconic landmarks like Parliament and St Paul's Cathedral, just on across the Thames.
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