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Thames River Tours

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Flowing right through the heart of central London, the Thames River offers a dramatic backdrop to the city's famous skyline with landmarks lining its shores. Walk along the riverfront from Westminster to Tower Bridge and you'll pass London icons such as the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Southbank, Shakespeare's Globe, and the London Bridge.

The Basics
A boat ride along the Thames River is a quintessential London experience, with popular choices including city cruises, afternoon tea or dinner options, RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) excursions, London duck tours, and hop-on hop-off boat tours. Many Thames River tours even run all the way to Greenwich, passing Canary Wharf, Waterloo, and Cutty Sark.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • It can get chilly, especially at night, so bring warm clothing if traveling on an open-air boat.
  • Most boat cruises are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check in advance.
  • Other boat tours operating on the river include the Thames Clippers and River Roamers ferries, London showboats, and the Tate-to-Tate boat, linking the Tate Modern with the Tate Britain.

How to Get to the Thames River
It's impossible to miss the River Thames on any sightseeing tour in London—it runs right through the center of the city, with cruises typically leaving from Embankment, Westminster Pier, or Greenwich Pier. The river meanders for 215 miles (346 km) from the Cotswolds in the west, through Oxford and London, all the way to the coast at Southend-On-Sea.

When to Get There
Thames River cruises run regularly all year round, but for the most atmospheric views, opt for a sunset sightseeing cruise or a night cruise. And for an unforgettable holiday experience, book a Christmas cruise to admire the waterfront illuminations, or take in a spectacular view of fireworks and festivities on a New Year cruise.

Where to Find the Best Views of the River Thames
Look out along the Thames as you walk over the Millennium Bridge, admire the waterway and city skyline from the hilltops of Greenwich Park, or relax in a riverfront pub in neighborhoods such as Kew, Putney, or Richmond. For an aerial view, head to the top of The Shard, London's tallest building; ride the London Eye; or soar overhead on a helicopter tour.
Address: London, England
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London with a Local (Historical)Private and Luxury

London with a Local (Historical)

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Ever wanted to just go somewhere and not feel like a tourist, to wonder the streets know where your headed, and have it all stress free. On this exclusive tour you'll meet our Lead Tour Guide who will meet you at the designated departure point and simple ask you WHICH WAY DO YOU WANT TO GO.... its your tour and your guide will tell you all about the stories of the streets you'll be passing through bringing to life times of past present and future as you travel along the less touristy streets of London.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Small-Group Spy & Espionage Tour of LondonHalf-day Tours

Small-Group Spy & Espionage Tour of London

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From James Bond’s favorite haunts to real-life locations used by MI6, this tour will introduce you to parts of London that most other visitors (and even locals) miss. Meet your guide in Central London, and set off with just a small group for company. You’ll learn about the city’s sordid history of espionage, will discover important landmarks hidden in plain sight, and will round out the tour with a bracing vodka martini.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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London in a Day Tour with Westminster Abbey and Tower of LondonFull-day Tours

London in a Day Tour with Westminster Abbey and Tower of London

One of the world's largest and most visited cities, London is as famous for its crowds as its sites. Join us for your day in London to skip the lines and see the city's highlights on our carefully built itinerary for the ultimate English experience.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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The Ultimate - Full Day London Private Classic Tour!Full-day Tours

The Ultimate - Full Day London Private Classic Tour!

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Optimize your time in the British capital on a private full-day tour, zipping between landmarks by traditional black cab for an authentic London experience. Discover iconic highlights such as the London Eye, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace and enjoy plenty of stops for pictures or a closer look. Benefit from your guide’s personalized recommendations to add additional stops according to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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London Evening Bike Tour Mountain Bike Tours

London Evening Bike Tour

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Experience London beneath the atmospheric cloak of evening on a sunset bicycle tour with a knowledgeable guide. Discover all of the English capital’s iconic landmarks as you cycle at a leisurely pace past Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament. Marvel at the illuminated majesty of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Gain fascinating insight into the city’s intriguing historical heritage and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private London Sightseeing by Luxury VehicleDay Trips

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Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

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If it’s your first time in London, tick off the city’s top attractions in style on a private 9-hour sightseeing tour. Travelling in a luxurious vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi, you’ll visit icons such as Tower Bridge, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. In the afternoon, browse Harrods departments store and admire Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Classic Westminster (Private 2 Hour Tour)Bus Tours

Classic Westminster (Private 2 Hour Tour)

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There’s so much history crammed into this one neighbourhood, you’ll be struggling to keep up. From memorials to greats in Westminster Abbey to the heartbeat of British government in Whitehall to the scene of all action, No. 10 Downing Street…this tour is a fast-paced thriller. Most-photographed, most-recognised and most-loved, every landmark helps you tick off your entire London-essentials list. Buzz of Trafalgar Square, elegance of St. James's Park, to the glamour of Buckingham Palace, it’s a feast all the way. Broad boulevards, and the vistas long -- the perfect backdrop for the pomp and pageantry of royal occasions. Piccadilly Circus, London Eye, River Thames, Hyde Park, Albert Hall, even Harrods…you’ll forget to look at your phone. We even do 3 UNESCO World Heritage and 2 Tudor Palaces. Themes vary from British Monarchy’s Royal Palaces to Pomp and Ceremony to UK Parliament and Brexit to Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour in World War Two. Which will it be for you today?
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Heathrow Layover Experience (Private Full Day Tour)Day Trips

Heathrow Layover Experience (Private Full Day Tour)

Why endure a ‘when’s-it-going-to-get-over’ layover? Take matters into your hands. Make it an eventful day to remember. Heathrow to Central London and back in time for your connecting flight? Sounds good. The Premier Classic London Tour experience gives you all the eye-candy you could wish for. Most of London’s iconic landmarks, including 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites + 2 Tudor Palaces…fair enough? All the essentials ticked off, including the biggies like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Bridge, River Thames, Tower Bridge, St.Pauls Cathedral and many more. Active eyeballs, please. Take photo-stops everywhere for proof. Themes vary according to the guide’s mood or yours. Royalty and Politics? Flashback into ancient history? Playhouses and Pubs? Movie and music site locations? You name it, we do it for you. All in one action-packed day. Oops, are we out of time already?
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Downton Abbey In London Movie Site Locations (Private Half Day Tour)Half-day Tours

Downton Abbey In London Movie Site Locations (Private Half Day Tour)

Downton Abbey movie location hunt A time-travel back to Edwardian London 3 HOURS – FROM GBP 225 PER CAB Downton Abbey Location Yorkshire may have been the setting for the earlier episodes, but London started to hog the limelight as the show clocked its later innings. Remember Lady Edith’s risqué romance with that old smooth-talking magazine editor Michael Gregson? Flashback to the popular scenes set at the city’s iconic landmarks. Play guessing games to jog your memory. Buckingham Palace, Lancaster House, Bridgewater House, Belgrave Square, Criterion Restaurant, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Hyde Park, Albert Memorial, Astor House, St. Pancras Station, and these are just for starters. How many could you count? Be bowled over by a few secret locations, including Lord Grantham’s London stately home. Our accredited Private Driver Guide happens to be a Downton Abbey fanatic. Brace for non-stop peppy conversation, not crisp commentary.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Highlights of London with a Blue Badge GuideHalf-day Tours

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Private Walking Tour: Highlights of London with a Blue Badge Guide

Explore London’s iconic sights by foot on a 4-hour private tour, with an official UK Blue Badge guide. As you stroll from landmark to landmark, hear intriguing facts about the city’s heritage and culture, and enjoy photo stops at Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Learn about London’s medieval history and check out other star turns such as Covent Garden, Horse Guards Parade and the crowning glory, regal Buckingham Palace. If there’s something you want to see more of, talk to your guide about adjusting your itinerary to suit.
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  • 4 hours
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Haunted Greenwich Dark TourPrivate and Luxury

Haunted Greenwich Dark Tour

Highlights • See the most haunted building in London • Hear about famous Death tree • Discover what palace is abandoned by the Royal family • Walk through the royal park which once was a burial place   London has always been haunted by ghosts. Ghosts are sometimes seen at the moment of the death of the person. Other ghosts come back because they have not been properly buried. But the vast majority of ghosts are seen for no reason. They can even try to touch you!
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The Old City of London Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl MaxPrivate and Luxury

The Old City of London Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Travel back in time on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the City of London, a 2,000-year-old former Roman settlement in the heart of England’s capital. Ideal for lovers of history, this tour covers landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, the 12th-century Temple Church, and Tower Bridge. Your guide brings the history of London to life through commentary on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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London's Sights & Sounds Private Family TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

London's Sights & Sounds Private Family Tour

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See a number of London’s top landmarks, learn more about its history, and also discover the locals-frequented areas that tourists often overlook: this private walking tour offers an accessible way to explore. Choose from a number of convenient departure times, and meet your guide at St. Paul’s Cathedral. This family-friendly tour is also catered to younger visitors; kids will play an interactive game throughout the tour, can participate in a London quiz, go on a treasure hunt, and enjoy a chocolate treat.
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  • 2 hours
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The Old City of London Guided Walking Tour - Private TourPrivate and Luxury

The Old City of London Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Travel back in time on a private 2.5-hour walking tour of the City of London, a 2,000-year-old former Roman settlement in the heart of England’s capital. Ideal for history buffs, this tour covers landmarks such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, the 12th-century Temple Church, and Tower Bridge. Your guide brings the history of London to life through commentary which details the Knight’s Templar and the Great Fire of London. Throughout the tour, you’ll receive undivided attention from a private guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Westminster to Tower Bridge walking tour with a local guide in LondonHalf-day Tours

Westminster to Tower Bridge walking tour with a local guide in London

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During your time in London, leave the beaten path and experience local London life on this private half-day walking tour. Alongside a local guide, you’ll visit top attractions such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the London Eye, and Tower Bridge before uncovering hidden passages and foodie hotspots. Stray from the tourist trail and visit pubs, markets, and restaurants favored by locals and omitted from guide books. By choosing this private tour, you’ll be able to customize your itinerary according to your interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private London Tours by experienced Guide in Electric ⚡️ London TaxiHalf-day Tours

Private London Tours by experienced Guide in Electric ⚡️ London Taxi

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Tour with a fun “real Londoner” having nearly 25 years experience of driving London’s streets and alleyways gathering information to share with you! Travel in luxury twenty first century London Taxi with all modern considerations up to 6 seats. Guide has ability to bespoke tour to accommodate your interests as I don’t follow a particular set route. Ability to look after you ... regularly stopping for photo shots, coffee shots and rest breaks throughout our tour. Sharing my keen knowledge of historical London events and personalities from the early Romans through to Prince Harry
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Premier Classic London (Private Half Day Tour)Half-day Tours

Premier Classic London (Private Half Day Tour)

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An excellent choice for first-time visitors, this tour takes you around the city in a classic London black cab. Visit notable sites and landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, London Bridge, the London Eye, Tower of London, and much more as your local guide shares interesting stories and history at each locale. You can also choose to attend a Changing of the Guard ceremony.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Luxury Range Rover at Your Disposal in London Including a ChauffeurFull-day Tours

Luxury Range Rover at Your Disposal in London Including a Chauffeur

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Whether you’re visiting London for the first time or want to see a different side of the city, this private tour by Land Rover allows you to customize your own sightseeing itinerary. With a driver at your disposal, you’ll create a schedule according to your interests, whether they lie in shopping, sports, food, or fashion. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Private Chauffeured Minivan at Your Disposal in London for 4 HoursHalf-day Tours

Private Chauffeured Minivan at Your Disposal in London for 4 Hours

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With so much to see and do, travelers visiting London for the first time can often feel overwhelmed. Escape the crowds and skip the hassle of navigating an unfamiliar public transport system on a customizable tour by private minivan, a hassle-free choice designed with travelers on a time budget in mind. Your private chauffeur transports you between top attractions with ease and reveals lesser-known spots that you won't find in the guide book.
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  • 4 hours
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Explore London’s south bankHalf-day Tours

Explore London’s south bank

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Get to know London from a local’s perspective on this private tour of the Southbank and Borough Market. When booking, you’ll be sent a series of questions, after which you’ll be matched with a Londoner who shares your interests. In the company of your guide, you’ll explore the Southbank (one of London’s most vibrant areas), browse the lively Borough Market, and enjoy other activities that are tailored to your preferences.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jack The Ripper's London and East End Crime Tour - the Mad the Bad the Sad!Half-day Tours

Jack The Ripper's London and East End Crime Tour - the Mad the Bad the Sad!

This one is a blast from the past. 1888 to be precise. Recreate the spine-chilling story of Jack the Ripper. Set in the Victorian era of the East End of London. Know the legend, break the myth of the sensational Whitechapel murders. Dare to encounter the squalid and sordid underbelly of London’s notorious East End. Trawl the crime sites of Whitechapel and Wapping districts. Be an eyewitness to the notorious pubs where the ‘working girls’ plied their trade back then. Walk through the once gas-lit alleyways of the 1800’s. Hear about the misdeeds of another despicable 19th-century terminator. Peep into the haunts of the legendary Kray Twins of more recent folklore. Wrap your head around the facts…victims, suspects, gangland leaders, their motives for two centuries of vicious attacks. Quite a mouthful. Gulp it all down with a drink at an 18th-century tavern. Some sound advice. Come without your squeamish side.
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Discover the city of London Private and Luxury

Discover the city of London

The part of London known as The City is filled with history. Dive into The City's past and present with this private and customized tour. On a walking tour specially tailored to your interests, you'll see such landmarks as Leadenhall Market, an ornate, covered Victorian Market (which inspired Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley); The Gherkin skyscraper, and and postmodern architectural wonders such as No 1 Poultry.
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  • 2 hours
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Small Group Tower of London, Changing the Guard and Boat CruiseCultural Tours

Small Group Tower of London, Changing the Guard and Boat Cruise

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Our tour enables you to maximise your time spent in London. Not only will you have an expert guide who will provide you with the history of these extraordinary places, you will also be able to enjoy a boat cruise where you can sit back and relax in between locations. Fun London Tours are renowned for providing the best Changing the Guard tours and this all-in-one tour has come about due to lots of requests from our customers who wanted to spend more time with us! Importantly, we want this tour to be personable and super friendly, which is why we have a maximum of 15 travellers per guide. Please note that we will observe the change of the lifeguard ceremony involving the household cavalry (horse guards), rather than the change of the guard (foot guards wearing bearskin hats).
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The London Dungeon with London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River CruiseBus Tours

The London Dungeon with London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Enjoy a fun-filled, stress-free, and cost-effective way to explore London when you book this four-in-one package. Choose between 24-, 48-, and 72- hour passes to a hop-on hop-off bus, and you can look forward to seeing top sights like the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Then, enjoy the many rides and frights at the London Dungeon, plus a Thames river cruise and free walking tour.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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