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Running 215 miles from sea to source, the Thames is the heart of London and beyond. Spending a day on or along the banks of the River Thames will leave you wishing you could stay in this fine city a little longer. Here are some ways to make a splash.
From the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London, get London’s best views during a leisurely tour along the Thames, while getting the facts on the city’s history.
Book a noontime cruise. The only thing better than taking in London on the Thames is doing it in style, relaxing with lunch, a glass of wine, or a hot cup of tea.
See London and its sites sparkle at night while enjoying a 4-course meal with wine in hand. You can book a boat with panoramic windows, and even a live band if you fancy that.
If being on the water isn’t for you, enjoy the Thames on dry land. The walking paths can’t be beat. You can join a tour; a guide will point out London’s landmarks along the way.
The Thames is the only river in Europe to have a national trail follow it’s whole length. You can join a bike tour and enjoy a panoramic view of London along its beautiful banks.
Londoners and tourists alike enjoy the Thames. Home to 25 species of fish, you’ll see fisherman as you dine in the many cafes and restaurants along the way. Cross its many bridges for a great view and a picture perfect postcard of London. During various times of year, you can even stumble upon a festival, such as Totally Thames in September.
Head online and read about bike tours or the best of the best Thames river cruises. Whether you cruise around for lunch or dinner, or stroll with a friend on the banks, London’s panorama awaits.
Many River Thames boat cruises leave from Westminster, Tower, and Greenwich Piers. The tour operator will include this information.
- When to visitIt's always open, naturally.
- What is the price?Free to visit, however tour prices vary.
- Will I need a guide?Not compulsory but recommended.
- How to get thereYou can get to the Thames in many parts of London. But why not take the tube to Westminster and enjoy the view from Westminster Bridge or Lambeth Bridge?
- Additional tips
- Make sure to check the weather forecast before setting off on a stroll along the river.
- The best way to enjoy the river is by boat, so why not book onto a boat tour?
What People Are Saying About River Thames
We loved our experience! We learned all the things about Harry Potter and about London too! It was awesome!
Amazing .To actually sing in the Great Hall as many others would have done in the presence of the real Kings and Queens of England was an incredibly uplifting experience.If you've never been to Hampton Court,add it to your list.You will not be disappointed.
My husband and I booked this tour last minute and would recommend it to anyone heading to London. Borough Market wasn't even on our radar, so getting to see such an interesting and tasty place was great! Steve was a great guide and storyteller :) We were a little skeptical initially about cost, but the amount and quality of food (and drinks!) that were made available to us was well worth it.
Really amazing experience! I would definitely recommend it to someone who will visit London.
The staff were so helpful and kind. They got a chair for my disabled mum and made sure she got on the boat first. Very friendly and extremely relaxing. Would definitely recommend