London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Experience the beauty of London from the Thames
Published: Monday 9th of September 2013
There is nothing quite like cruising along the river on a bright autumn morning, taking in the sunshine and the beautiful scenery.
And with London being the diverse and lively metropolitan hub that it is, there is hardly a better place to go gliding across the river.
It's the perfect time of year too - with events like the Great River Race, which has helped to entertain Londoners over the last few days.
The race itself kicked off on Saturday September 7th and 300 boats from all over the UK and around the world set sail across the Thames, going from London Docklands to Ham House near Richmond, Surrey.
Thousands of people from all over the city came to cheer the participants as they embarked upon their 22-mile boat trip across the river.
Events like these really serve to highlight the exciting activities that take place across London on an almost daily basis. Hardly a day goes by when there isn't some new and exciting festivity or celebration taking place in the capital.
So why not be a part of it all? If you want the best views of London, why not take a river ride of your own?
For example, the Thames River Boat Tour is a perfect way to get around the city. Not only does it weave visitors through the heart of the city, but it comes complete with on board entertainment and catering.
In terms of entertainment, this includes jazz bands, rock bands, string quartets, karaoke, discos and casino tables.
Highlights of the cruise include the site of the Cutty Sark, Canary Wharf, the Tower of London and the Tate Modern, among others.
Or perhaps you would rather take a gentle ride across the canal instead? If so, then Jason's Original Canal Boat trip would be the perfect sightseeing adventure for you.
Sit back, relax and unwind as you peruse the tranquil waterways aboard this boat, which gives you a unique perspective of London.
Visitors can choose between a one-way journey to Camden Lock or a full 1hr 30 mins round trip along Regent's Canal.
If you are on the hunt for things to do in London or you want more information on the different tours that are available, then click here to see the latest list of attractions on offer.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Friday 2nd of November 2012 The UK has been blessed with some of the best musicians the world has ever produced so check out The British Music Experience.
Thursday 1st of November 2012 When visiting London with the family, what better way to spend an afternoon than visiting the zoo?
Wednesday 31st of October 2012 People looking for fun things to do in London could opt to dine at the Medieval Banquet.
Wednesday 31st of October 2012 The Benjamin Franklin House was the home of one of the founding fathers of the USA for sixteen years.
Wednesday 31st of October 2012 Many people head to London in the festive season to do some Christmas shopping and make sure all their...
Tuesday 30th of October 2012 When visiting London, make sure you don't miss out on a visit to Shakespeare's Globe.
Tuesday 30th of October 2012 Museums are not always renowned for being a hit with the kids but there are plenty of family-friendly...
Monday 29th of October 2012 London's Jewel Tower is one of the city's tourist hotspots.
Monday 29th of October 2012 Kensington Palace is not only one of the most spectacular palaces in London, it is also one of the...
Saturday 27th of October 2012 When in London, it would be madness not to see Westminster Abbey.
Friday 26th of October 2012 As the old adage goes, remember, remember the 5th of November, and with that date fast approaching...