London Sights

Thames River

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

The twists and turns of the Thames through the heart of the capital make it London's best thoroughfare and most compelling viewing point. Every palace, church, theater, wharf, museum, and pub along the bank has a tale to tell, and traveling on or alongside the river is one of the best ways to soak up views of the city. Frequent daily tourist-boat services are at their height April–October. In most cases you can turn up at a pier, and the next departure won't be far away; however, it never hurts to book ahead if you can. The trip between Westminster Pier and the Tower of London takes about 30 minutes, as does the trip between the Tower and Greenwich. A full round trip can take several hours. Ask about flexible fares and hop-on, hop-off options at the various piers.

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London, England

Published 08/30/2016


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