Any plan to get on the water in London is likely to involve this majestic river. Iconic landmarks line the way, from Hampton Court to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Tower of London and the Thames Barrier.
No surprise then to find a large fleet of leisure boats gliding daily up and down the river. The engine reigns supreme on this tidal river but organisations like Pimlico’s Westminster Boating Base let visitors try out dinghy sailing, kayaking, canoeing and other activities.
Westminster Pier to Greenwich
This stretch of water features all the historic and iconic landmarks that London is famous for. Take a cruise journey can be a leisurely three-hour trip, letting passengers disembark and explore, or a 30 minute commuter passage whisking you past all the sights -
Discover the River Thames & Connecting Waterways -
Free 2013 Cruising Guide
Winding it's way through several areas of oustanding natural beauty and towns including the Cotswolds, Oxford, Henley, Hampton Court, Richmond before passing through London on its way to the North Sea, the River Thames has something fo everyone - whether it is exploring the quiter upper reaches or stopping to visit historical houses or be part of events on the water such as the University Boat Race.
This comprehensive guide provides all the relevant information anyone would need whilst boating on The River Thames and its connecting waterways.
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Video - Cruise down the River Thames
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Events are ideal for having a go for the first time, trying the boat of your dreams or picking the brains of all those marine companies to get the answers to your questions.
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