London by River
Discover London's iconic landmarks along the River Thames
The Thames River spans 215 miles and is an iconic landmark of London flowing straight through the heart of the city. The banks that span the capital are full of must-see museums and attractions that mark the history of London. Do something a bit different and get a unique perspective during your trip by seeing London by river.
Thames River Cruise
One of the best ways to see London is on the Thames River Cruise which offers unparalleled views of the city from the water. With four hop-on, hop-off points you can see all corners of the city from the Houses of Parliament to the financial district – and everything in between. Don’t forget your camera, because you’ll need it!
An area that the Londoners hold dear to their hearts, the Southbank is brimming with the buzz of visitors and locals looking for a bit of culture. Lined with pop-up eateries, rooftop bars and Theatres, not to mention the British Film Institute, the Southbank is iconic for its cultural offering, least to mention its unforgettable location.
Greenwich & Cutty Sark
Travel east down the River to Greenwich to behold an open, greener space nestled in the city. Greenwich is the answer to all things maritime, with the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory. Learn about Britain’s seaworthy past and explore the foodies side of London in the Greenwich Market.
Tower Bridge is one of London’s most iconic bridges and monuments. As a Victorian landmark, it marks the first ever bridge across the Thames and is in use to this day. Now, it has a viewing gallery and The Tower Experience, a permanent exhibition to allow visitors to explore the historic site and take in the breath-taking views across the capital.
If you’ve got a Travelcard, make the most of it with the TFL (Transport for London) River Boat service from Greenwich to Embankment and get a third off the ticket price. Forget the dark tunnels of the underground and get in some extra sightseeing for free on the water. You can hop-off at key points along the river, like the London Eye, Embankment and London Bridge.
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