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Thames River, London

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The Thames River offers an enjoyable vantage point from which to see the city. Take a boat tour and sit back while the skipper navigates you past famous attractions, like the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. Join a dinner cruise to eat on the water with views of the city lit at night. The city's public ferry service offers a relatively inexpensive way to experience the river. You can also sign up for a walking tour along the riverbanks, or simply stroll on your own. Make Thames River a part of your London vacation plans using our London itinerary planning app .
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  • We got the MBNA river bus. What a an absolutely great way to sightsee. We picked it up at Embankment and travelled along the river to Greenwich, the river buses are very frequent. A trip on the river ...  more »
  • I got the MBNA Thames Clipper service (RB1) to North Greenwich and walked along the Thames path to Thames Barrier (about 3 miles , 1 hour walk) It is a great way to see the river. It is a wide surface...  more »
  • The River Thames seems to me a normal River is a large river on whose banks have not lifted spectacular buildings. There are Struts buildings that are worth as the bridge of London but in general (and the Assembly) is in my opinion very normalito.
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