Things to do in London

London days out inspired by Thames: Guide to top attractions on or near river

11:42 03 May 2012

London RIB Voyages

London RIB Voyages

Archant

With the 215-mile long Thames set to star in the Queen's upcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations, now is the time to dip your toes, so to speak, into what is on offer on the waters and by the banks of the river which runs through the heart of the capital city.

London24 looks at some ideas for great days out on or inspired by the Thames.

Spectacular

If the royal flotilla planned for the Diamond Jubilee does not float your boat, then maybe high-octane adrenalin thrills will. Take to the waters in a speedboat tour of selected parts of the river such as Canary Wharf or the Thames Barrier.

thamesribexperience.com

Nearest Tube: Embankment

Pleasure

Speeding along like James Bond is not the only way to see the river. Thames bus and tour services provide the chance to see famous sights at a more sedate pace. You can also take to the river to freshen up your commute to work.

www.tfl.gov.uk/river, www.thamesclippers.com

Underwater

Children will love finding out what creatures live under the sea at the London Aquarium. There are thousands of creatures swimming in two million litres of water at the Thames-side attraction.

www.visitsealife.com/London

Tube: Waterloo

Panoramic

The London Eye sits on the south bank of the river, visible for miles around. Take a ride in one of the capsules for an incredible view of London. See the winding blue band laid out below you and famous landmarks all around.

www.londoneye.com

Tube: Waterloo

Historical

Visit Greenwich Pier to soak in naval history. The Cutty Sark has reopened after suffering damage in a 2007 fire. There is also the classical columns of the Old Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum to enjoy.

rmg.co.uk, ornc.org

DLR station: Cutty Sark

Whatever you're planning to do in London, and wherever you're going, make sure you've downloaded the fantastic new and FREE MyCityWayLondon24 app. The ultimate mobile city guide contains more than 30 specialist mini-apps which will help you get the most from a day out in London. More details on the MyCityWayLondon24 app

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Things to do in London

Friday, February 5, 2016
Here at London24 we look this excited for pancake day (Picture: Getty)

Pancakes are amazing, but we’ve all had them with lemon and sugar. Here is our guide to London’s most unusual Shrove Tuesday offerings, from deep fried mars bar concoctions to ‘mancakes’. Eat up!

Monday, February 1, 2016
designmynight events for February

We have a rather eclectic mix this time around. From a David Bowie tribute, channelling your inner Roman gladiator.. and of course the Superbowl.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Four great ways to start your weekend

Check out these top London events from designmynight to help plan the perfect weekend

Friday, January 22, 2016
(Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Stuck for ideas about what to do on V Day? We’ve got an exhaustive list of what’s on in London - and if none of these ideas tickle your fancy, check our Alternative Valentine’s Day ideas.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Prosecco, lots of beer and Superbowl: some people's idea of heaven

Here’s our round-up of the best things to do in London from now until February 7th.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
(Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Are you at a loss as to where to go out this weekend? Or are you a PR intern desperately reaching for fresh ideas before your boss comes back from a boozy client lunch?

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News