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River Thames in London
Things to do on and around the Thames with a London Pass
The River Thames flows straight through the heart of the city and the banks of the river are full of great places to visit. Many of the cities popular landmarks and sights can bee seen from the river.
A cruise down the Thames is a great and relaxing way to discover many of London's key sights including Big Ben, London Bridge and Canary Wharf. With a hop-on-hop-off ticket you can get off at various stops along the river to explore the surrounding sights and attractions.
The most iconic and well known crossing of the Thames is the London Tower Bridge Visitors can go inside the bridge and learn about its fascinating history. However, the highlight is the spectacular views of central London waiting at the top.
Another popular attraction that's situated just a stones throw from the river is the Tower of London. Home to the Crown Jewels and the legendary Beefeaters this historic castle is popular with many visitors to London.
Floating on the river just up from Tower Bridge is the impressive WWII battleship, HMS Belfast. This is the only surviving example of a big gun armoured ship built for the Royal Navy before WWII.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the famous original open-air playhouse, first built in 1599. Guided tours highlight the history of the original building and detail the struggles of Sam Wanamaker in recreating the Theatre.
All of the fantastic attractions above can visited for free with a London Pass - discover what you get with a London Pass.