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London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

1. London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

Admire the views of London's most iconic sights with a cruise on the River Thames. Cruise to Greenwich to see London's historical sights from the River Thames. Journey past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, and the Tate Modern. Choose between either a one-way or round-trip journey, with skip-the-line entry. Listen to the live audio commentary as you enjoy the comfort of a modern but traditional vessel. Admire the pyramid-structure of The Shard and see other monuments from London's historic waterway. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of London's landmarks. Stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, and Tower Bridge Quay before arriving at Greenwich Pier. Feel free to explore the charms of Greenwich on your own terms, and see sights such as Greenwich Market, the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park, and the Royal Observatory which are all within easy walking distance from the pier.

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London: Westminster to Tower Bridge River Thames Cruise

2. London: Westminster to Tower Bridge River Thames Cruise

Climb aboard a sightseeing boat at Westminster Pier and cruise through the heart of London, admiring the many sights along the River Thames along the way. Stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, and Bankside Pier before arriving at Tower Bridge Quay. Catch sights of St. Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, and much more en route. Choose a 1-way trip to Tower Bridge Quay or opt for a round-trip cruise and return to Westminster. Listen to the live audio commentary from your captain and make use of the state-of-the-art facilities onboard the boat.   Benefit from regular departures from Westminster Pier every hour along with ideal viewing opportunities from the open top deck of the modern "Sapele" and "Mercuria" vessels or the open deck of the traditional "Sarah Kathleen." Each vessel features a bar serving light refreshments to purchase.

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River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

3. River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Explore the River Thames as it weaves through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Today, you can experience the splendor of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary interlaced with colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames! Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Greenwich Pier, London Eye Pier, and Tower Pier, sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day. With a regular timetable, and evening cruises all summer, you can enjoy a full-day on the river in comfort. Hop on and off the boat as many times as you wish to explore sights such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Borough Market, South Bank Centre, and the London Eye. Or grab a refreshment from the on-board bar and relax as you sail past Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, the Royal Festival Hall, Cleopatra's Needle, Somerset House, the Millennium Footbridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Monument, H.M.S.Belfast, and much more.

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London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

4. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London on an interactive guided walking tour. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with wonderful trivia as you visit many of the iconic real-life locations that inspired the book and were featured in the movies. Learn about London’s rich muggle and wizarding history. Discover amazing facts about the books and films, and see many of the film locations used in London, including the Ministry of Magic and the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron. The tour not only includes familiar Harry Potter film locations but also iconic London landmarks, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Borough Market, and Leadenhall Market. Along the route of this magical Harry Potter walking tour, you’ll have plenty of chances to take pictures and see the film locations up-close as well as places that inspired JK Rowling in her writings. Leave this tour feeling full of amazing Harry Potter trivia and almost as though you had been in one of the films or the books.

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London: Thames Rockets Private Speedboat Experience

5. London: Thames Rockets Private Speedboat Experience

Bring your nearest and dearest for a truly unique adventure. Be together on board your very own charter experience, reserved just for you and your guests. You will have a speedboat all to yourselves as you're whisked out for a breathtaking blast of fun in the fresh air.  First you will be given a full safety briefing and a life jacket, before stepping on board the high-speed vessel from The London Eye pier. Then, feel the wind on your face and the sun on your skin as you travel along the River Thames in central London. Your guide will lead you and your crew, keeping the banter flowing and offering teasers, facts and tales along the way. Let that carefree feeling of singing along at the top of your voice come flooding back, with the trademark onboard sing-a-long medley. For the first time ever small groups can take to the river Thames on a private speedboat ride without the exclusive price tag. The vessel, skipper, guide, and sound system are all yours.

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What people are saying about Tate Modern

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,861 reviews

It was a brilliant trip. It had the perfect balance of being relaxing while also learning a bit about the surroundings. The narrator was hilarious and loved his dry sense of humour.

It was a great trip down the Thames. The commentary was informative and funny. The ship was nice and spacious with roof viewing too. Definitely worth it!

Great afternoon out especially the return trip with the lights on the riverside buildings

Very joyful experience in cruise with wonderful commentary...

Truly amazing experience we loved ever minute of it.