Views from the Thames

One of the things I really wanted to do on this visit to London was  a trip on the Thames. There are a number of ways you can do this, but if you have the London Pass the hop on/hop off City Cruise is included in the pass. This enables you to get a 24 hour ticket and you can jump on and off all day long. We did use this service one day, but mainly to get from one side of the Thames down back towards the Tower. While we enjoyed the informative commentary that was offered we did not enjoy the school groups that were also on this trip (god only knows where the adults were!), it made for a rather unenjoyable experience and meant that we did not use the service again.

A much better service we thought were the Thames Clipper commuter boats. As they are shipping commuters around there is no commentary (there is an app however to give sightseeing info), but we didn’t really need this. The advantage with these boats is that the seats are better (upholstered, whereas the City Cruises had wooden seats), no school groups (as no commentary), and better schedules. The fare can be paid using your Oyster card and there are plenty of different routes available up and down the Thames.

So here are some more photos taken from the mighty River Thames.

The Shard with the Tower Bridge in the background

Millennium Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral

The Walkie-Talkie, Gherkin and Cheesegrater Buildings

HMS Belfast

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5 thoughts on “Views from the Thames

  1. Some amazing photos!! Some of the best views I’ve encountered of the Thames are from up high in the sky garden… Check out my post if you’re interested:


  2. Having never been to London, I’m enjoying seeing it through your lens!


  3. Great photos Simone x

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