Thames River Cruise

Thames River Cruise

  • Attraction
  • Culture

Running through the heart of London, the River Thames provides visitors with the perfect vantage point for them to see famous landmarks and sights such as the London Eye, Big Ben and the Shard.

As an example, if travelling on a cruise from Westminster to Greenwich, visitors can easily see to Canary Wharf; on a clear day even seeing all the way back to Tower Bridge. Even when far along the Thames, people can look back and see the all the city’s landmarks including the Gherkin and the Shard, which would not be possible if it weren’t for the horseshoe bend of the river.

From sightseeing trips with expert guides to luxurious dining experiences and jazz brunches, there are a variety of options available, with different boarding and docking stations around London, making it more convenient for visitors to explore the areas that suit them best.

Visitors can enjoy a meal while leisurely floating along the river in one of Bateaux London’s deluxe vessels; those who are more thrill-seeking can dash along the Thames in a speedboat to the soundtrack of James Bond; whereas those planning a cultural day out can travel between the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain on the Tate Boat as an alternative to the underground and bus.

Key Points
  • Approximately 119 different species of fish inhabit the River Thames. Some of the creatures that live in the Thames include otters, river voles, and European eels. Jellied eels are considered a traditional East London dish.
  • Kenneth Grahame was inspired to write “The Wind in the Willows” from the Thames and lived in the Village of Pangbourne on the river’s banks.
  • Two-thirds of London’s drinking water comes from the River Thames.
  • The Luftwaffe used the Thames to navigate to London – as soon as they saw the distinctive u-bend they knew that they were at the docks.
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Thames River Cruise