Your river cruise on London’s oldest thoroughfare – the Royal Thames – is an opportunity to take a truly different view of London, passing some its best of historical landmarks the Thames offers including:
Cleopatra’s Needle — It is known as Cleopatra’s Needle as it was brought to London from Alexandria, the royal city of Cleopatra. The Needle arrived in England after a horrendous journey by sea in 1878
South Bank — The South Bank is the cultural heart of London, home to the South Bank Centre, Old Vic, Young Vic, National Theatre, BFI IMAX, BFI Southbank as well as art galleries, such as [email protected] and Bargehouse.
St Paul’s Cathedral — designed by the court architect Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London
Millennium Bridge — London’s Millennium Bridge is the first pedestrian river crossing over the Thames in central London for more than a century
Tate Modern — the Tate Collection comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day and international modern art
The Globe Theatre — Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work
HMS Belfast — HMS Belfast is the largest surviving example of Britain’s twentieth century naval power and is now a museum moored on the Thames between Tower and London Bridge
Tower of London — the Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous and spectacular fortresses
Tower Bridge — Tower Bridge was completed in 1894, after 8 years of construction. Originally, London Bridge was the only crossing over the Thames. You can then visit the Victorian Engine Rooms, home to the original steam engines that used to power the Bridge lifts
Docklands — Walk alongside the Tower walls and suddenly you are thrust into the most modern area of London. From Tower Bridge to the Royal Docks and the Isle of Dogs is one of the oldest areas of London, containing the wharfs, warehouses and ports along the River Thames.
Canary Wharf — Canary Wharf is planned on a grand scale, yet with meticulous attention to detail. The estate extends to over 97 acres and is so called because when in use as a dock, many of the imports were from the Canary Islands. Approximately 14.1 million square feet of office and retail space has been constructed to date.
Greenwich — Greenwich is recognised for its cultural heritage: the grandeur and sheer beauty of its buildings; the magnificent vistas and views across London;-its royal history, as the birthplace of both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, among others;