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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. See Thames River and all London has to offer by arranging your trip with our London trip itinerary planner.
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  • A brilliant day made this all the more enjoyable by the Thames Watermen operating on City Cruises. These knowledgeable guys made the trip very interesting with many facts about our great city, I notic...  more »
  • I launched from st Katherine's pier on the left side of the the bridge, with my 16 month old son with a buggy, I was helped on by one of the crew and on a sunny day which was nice. We were headed towa...  more »
  • Walking along the river bank is a great way to take in London; many of the familiar locales are on the north bank, but Southbank has been transformed into a very attractive and pedestrian-friendly str...  more »

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