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London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

1. London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Explore the River Thames as it weaves through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Today, you can experience the splendor of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary interlaced with colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames! Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Greenwich Pier, London Eye Pier, and Tower Pier, sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day. With a regular timetable, and evening cruises all summer, you can enjoy a full-day on the river in comfort. Hop on and off the boat as many times as you wish to explore sights such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Borough Market, South Bank Centre, and the London Eye. Or grab a refreshment from the on-board bar and relax as you sail past Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, the Royal Festival Hall, Cleopatra's Needle, Somerset House, the Millennium Footbridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Monument, H.M.S.Belfast, and much more. During the festive season from December to January, all boats will be decorated and kids will get Christmas coloring sheet and pencils to keep them entertained while parents relax by sipping on a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie from our fully stocked bar. 'Tis the season to be jolly!

London: Harry Potter Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Cruise

2. London: Harry Potter Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Cruise

Join a walking tour and discover London's hotspots that inspired the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Be introduced to some of the movies' most iconic filming locations as you stroll around town. Embark on a fascinating hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour and a scenic river cruise. Begin your journey with your immersive Harry Potter locations walking tour. Come across some of the films' famous locations and learn about why they were chosen. Next, hop on board an iconic double-decker bus and enjoy panoramic views from the open-top deck. Hop off at famous landmarks like the London Eye, The Shard, and St Paul's Cathedral. If you prefer, stay on for a full loop and listen to the captivating audio commentary on board. Next, enjoy London's iconic waterway, as you board a 30-minute sightseeing cruise. Sail along the River Thames and past the Tate Modern, Tower of London, and Tower Bridge. You can begin the one-way cruise from either Westminster Pier or Tower Pier. Finally, your pass includes complimentary access to an escorted e-tricycle and a sightseeing app with a bunch of self-guided features.

London: Secret Societies & Occult Adventure with a VIP guide

3. London: Secret Societies & Occult Adventure with a VIP guide

Meet your guide at St James’s Palace, one of the oldest royal palaces in London. From here, your guide will take you to one of the first places in London devoted to the study of magical arts. Afterwards, see where the 19th century secret society named the Suicide Circle was based. Walk along Pall Mall to the oldest occult bookshop in London. Discover stories about the Hermetic order of the Golden Dawn and its members. Continue to the Charring Cross Hotel, where the French occultist Eliphas Levi allegedly performed an act of necromancy. Follow your guide to Cleopatra's Needle on Victoria Embankment, a stone obelisk surrounded by dark legends. Learn how it was brought to London and why some Londoners are still obsessed with Egyptian mythology. Continue to the Freemasons quarter, passing the building where the Ordo Templi Orientis secret society is based. The most influential member was English author and occultist Aleister Crowley. Walk past another occult society before arriving at the British Museum. Learn how pagans and members of secret societies pay tributes to idols in the museum. Discover the history of the occult on this walking tour of London.

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What people are saying about Cleopatra's Needle

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4.3 / 5

based on 1,808 reviews

We took the Thames hop-on, hop-off boat cruise on Sunday, 4th September, 10:00, which I specify because I unfortunately don't remember the name of the chap giving the live tour at the top of the boat - but if he or his bosses read this, rest assured he was brilliant. Incredibly informative and humorous, and took a few photos of me and my partner for us. We only hopped off to see the Cutty Sark before hopping back on. And sure, it's the same commentary once you've gone round already, but I wouldn't expect anything more. I will say it was a bit confusing before we initially boarded, because we (and others) were there before any staff and we weren't sure which boat stand to queue in front of (there are several, none with this name), but we worked it out with process of elimination. Turns out we hadn't needed to queue because we already had a ticket - whoops. Someone there to say "ticket holders over here!" would've been nice, but it didn't spoil the occasion. Overall, great value for £.

Great experience. Very organised. Clean boats with plenty of choice for seating upstairs and covered downstairs. Staff gave a live commentary which was informative and entertaining. All staff encountered were friendly and polite. Cafe on board and toilets. Children enjoyed it so a good value way to travel and spend the day sightseeing.

The guide was very funny, lovely and very informative. The boat was clean, checked in easily and hopped on and off was very convenient.

First Class Trip Friendly & Helpful Staff Great Way To See The Sights From The Thames !! Must Do !!

It was great! Lots of space at the top deck each time we took the cruise