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Suggestions for a great Thames River Tour

Old Mar 16th, 2015, 06:48 AM
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If going to Greenwich by water - the classic Thames cruise from Westminster area - rather than going back by water here's a novel scenario:

From Greenwich walk under the world's oldest or one of pedestrain/bike foot tunnels under the Thames to Island Gardens on the other side - a unique experience - then hop on the Docklands Light Railways (DLR - Oyster cards accepted) a driveless elevated railway that goes high above the amazing Docklands development - an extention of the City of London's financial district - soaring buildings of modern architecture and old water basins - take the DLR either to the Bank or Tower Gateway Tube stations for connections to anywhere in London or

take the DLR to Stratford if you want to view the 2012 London Olympic Park - from Stratford you can take the Jubilee Tube line back to London.

You could take the DLR right from Greenwich but the tunnel is historic and neat and then from the north bank of the Thames you can a nifty view of the majestic Greenwich complex of Victorian buildings and the Royal Naval College ones and the Royal Observatory, etc.

A unique ride for sure!

http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/dir...ch_foot_tunnel

https://www.google.com/search?q=gree...=1600&bih=1075

Pictures of the Docklands Railway - these are driverless so you can sit in the very front row by the front window and make believe you are driving the train!

Anyway for something different rather than going by boat the same way past the same scenery.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dock...=1600&bih=1075
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Old Mar 16th, 2015, 07:14 AM
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Janisj is correct. It is Little Venice.
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Old Mar 16th, 2015, 09:43 AM
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We didn't like the canal ride to Camden at all (boat was small and crowded), but thoroughly enjoyed the day spent at the Camden Market. The Thames ride to Greenwich and then going to the Observatory and walking around the town was a great vacation day. Didn't know about the tunnel - damn.
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Old Mar 16th, 2015, 09:45 AM
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I've walked the tow path between Little Venice and Camden several times - to me nicer than the boats if into perambulating.
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>>boat was small and crowded
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Old Mar 16th, 2015, 09:53 AM
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TICALINDA1969,

I really enjoyed the canal cruise from LITTLE VENICE to CAMDEN TOWN. The Maida Vale area near LV is quite posh - many John Nash residences I believe.

You can hop off at the London Zoo in Regent Park if you wish. You will see many palatial residences along the canal, one of them the home of the US ambassador we were told. True, the vintage boats are cramped but not that bad. Definitely go on a sunny day. Camden is really a happening place.
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http://www.londonducktours.co.uk/

And for something much more adventuresome...
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Old Mar 16th, 2015, 12:55 PM
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Camden is really a happening place.>

Especially on weekends when London's most popular outdoor market is on - throngs come - great pubs around for a pub lunch!
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Old Mar 17th, 2015, 01:31 PM
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Wow, you guys are awesome....thank you so much for all your help... I love the idea of the canals and the tunnel. We'll definitely do those two... printing this out
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