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London: Climb The Roof of The O2 Arena

1. London: Climb The Roof of The O2 Arena

Put on your climb suit, boots, and harness. Become a true urban mountaineer. Ascend the O2 Arena, a London landmark, and cross the walkway suspended 52 meters in the air. At the top, take in panoramic views over Greenwich, the Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Canary Wharf, and The Shard.  Climb during the day and enjoy the clearest views for miles, at sunset for a romantic experience, or opt for the twilight climb and marvel at the twinkling city light.  Nervous? Don’t be. Experiencedp rofessional guides will be with you every step of the way.

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London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

2. London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

Admire the views of London's most iconic sights with a cruise on the River Thames. Cruise to Greenwich to see London's historical sights from the River Thames. Journey past iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, and the Tate Modern. Choose between either a one-way or round-trip journey, with skip-the-line entry. Listen to the live audio commentary as you enjoy the comfort of a modern but traditional vessel. Admire the pyramid-structure of The Shard and see other monuments from London's historic waterway. Head to the open deck for panoramic views of London's landmarks. Stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, and Tower Bridge Quay before arriving at Greenwich Pier. Feel free to explore the charms of Greenwich on your own terms, and see sights such as Greenwich Market, the Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park, and the Royal Observatory which are all within easy walking distance from the pier.

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River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

3. 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.

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London: Thames Clippers River Roamer & Emirates Airline

4. London: Thames Clippers River Roamer & Emirates Airline

Experience the sights of London from multiple perspectives with a combined 1-day River Roamer ticket on the commuter boats of the Thames Clippers and a return ticket for the Emirates Air Line cable car. Cruise up and down the River Thames at leisure aboard the panoramic clipper boats, and see the attractions of London from the deck. Escape the crowded tubes and buses to enjoy a journey on the fastest fleet of catamarans on the river. The boats depart every 20 minutes from a number of different locations, including Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Greenwich Pier and North Greenwich Pier. Hop off to explore monuments such as St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, the Cutty Sark and the Houses of Parliament. It is the most perfect way to get through the center of the city, with unbeatable views as a bonus. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off at any pier in the central and eastern zones.  Then, take off on the Emirates Air Line cable car and experience a stunning attraction built for the Olympic Games 2012. Enjoy bird's eye views of the O2 Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London skyline as you glide above the river. Please note that you have to redeem your Get Your Guide voucher at one of the following ticket offices: Westminster, Embankment, London Bridge City, Tower, Canary Wharf, Greenwich or North Greenwich pier between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

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River Thames: Uber Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Pass

5. River Thames: Uber Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Pass

Thames Clippers are the fastest and most frequent fleet on the river, with departures from key London piers every 20 minutes. The fleet of 18 high speed catamarans link London’s attractions, offering an alternative way to see the river sights. On board you will find climate controlled indoor cabins, an outdoor deck and licensed coffee bars. Take in London’s attractions with your 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket and experience the best that the city has to offer. Boats depart every 20 minutes from key central London piers, including London Eye, Embankment, Tower, Greenwich and North Greenwich. Sit back and relax on board and download the free audio guide app to learn more about the city’s sights. Enjoy a unique perspective of top London attractions and spectacular views of the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, the Shard, Tower of London and many others.

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London: Old Royal Naval College Visit and Painted Hall Tour

6. London: Old Royal Naval College Visit and Painted Hall Tour

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Painted Hall is known as the UK’s very own Sistine Chapel and newly reopened in 2019 following a 2-year restoration project. With your guide, discover Old Royal Naval College that houses the Pained Hall, admire the beauty of its magnificent interiors, wander its atmospheric grounds and courtyards, and hear the stories of the people who made this place their home. Visit the Nelson Room and listen to talks about the fascinating masterpiece, as well as exhibits that allow you to get up close and personal with hands-on treasure chests filled with exquisite objects inspired by the Painted Hall. The tour also includes access to the new Sackler Gallery, where you can learn about the many characters, including gods and heroes, that are painted onto the ceiling. Learn about the Old Royal Naval College and how it was built in 1692 as a home for returning seamen. Discover the stunning 18th century chapel of St Peter and St Paul, the famous Water Gates, and the Victorian Skittle Alley. Glimpse the foundations of royal history as you see parts of the former Palace of Placentia, and the birthplace of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.

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The London Pass with Access to over 80 Attractions

7. The London Pass with Access to over 80 Attractions

See all that London has to offer while saving both time and money with the London Pass. With its wealth of history and culture, London always has plenty to offer visitors, though it is not always the easiest or cheapest of experiences. The London Pass is a complete sightseer credits package allowing you access to more than 80 top attractions, tours, and museums.  Access a huge range of the top landmarks and attractions including the Tower of London, London Zoo, Windsor Castle, and many more.  Take a ride on a 1-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour with over 60 stops across London including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. The pass is valid for a full working day across 3 routes. You'll also get access to special London Pass holder perks including discounts at gift shops at select attractions.  The London Pass allows access to over 80 attractions including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS• The View from the Shard• Tower of London• 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour• Thames River Boat (Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off) • Windsor Castle• Westminster Abbey• London Bridge Experience and London Tombs• Tower Bridge Exhibition• ZSL London Zoo• Kensington Palace PLACES OF INTEREST• Shakespeare's Globe Theatre• Royal Albert Hall• Royal Observatory Greenwich• Old Royal Naval College• Cutty Sark• Kew Gardens• Hampton Court Palace• Apsley House• Beefeater Gin Distillery Tour• Benjamin Franklin House• Eltham Palace• Jewel Tower• The Monument to The Great Fire of London• Golden Hinde• Southwark Cathedral• Wellington Arch• Chelsea Physic Garden• London Wetland Centre MUSEUMS & GALLERIES• London Transport Museum• Foundling Museum• Household Cavalry Museum• Charles Dickens Museum• Guards Museum• Cartoon Museum• Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art• Wernher Collection at Ranger's House• Fan Museum• London Canal Museum• London Museum of Water and Steam• Garden Museum• Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising• Museum of London Docklands (with guidebook)• Queen's Gallery• Pollocks Toy Museum• The British Museum (with Vox Audio guide)• The Postal Museum TOURS & EXPERIENCES• ArcelorMittal Orbit• Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium)• Chelsea FC Stadium Tour• Curzon Bloomsbury• Curzon Mayfair Cinema• Curzon Soho Cinema• 30+ London Sights Tour - Top Sights Tours• Palaces and Parliament Tour - Top Sights Tours• Jason's Original Canal Boat Trip• Kia Oval Ground Tour• London Bicycle Tour• London Bicycle Hire• Brit Movie Tours• QUEENS Skate, Dine & Bowl• Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum• Wembley Stadium Tours

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London: Entrance Ticket to the Cutty Sark

8. London: Entrance Ticket to the Cutty Sark

Make your way to the Cutty Sark experience, part of the Royal Museums Greenwich complex, and climb aboard the sole surviving tea clipper, celebrated for her great voyages around the world. Initially built for the China tea trade and launched in 1869, the Cutty Sark’s original wooden planks and iron frames have been meticulously conserved. An ambitious 6-year conservation project saw the ship raised over 3 meters from the ground, giving visitors the unique opportunity to stand directly underneath this miracle of the oceans and observe her elegant lines and ground-breaking design. The Cutty Sark has now been developed into an award-winning museum and visitor experience, and your entrance ticket will allow you to explore her in full. Discover what life was like on board a true survivor of the seas, see the sailors' quarters and take the helm at the ship's wheel.  

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Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

9. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivalled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square. With all ticket types you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction) whilst the Premium and Premium Plus tickets include a return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich with the option to break the journey at the Tower of London. Departure times vary for the river cruise. You can board the river cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 16), Greenwich Pier, Westminster Pier (near stop 18) and the London Eye Pier (near stop 11). Big Bus route highlights include Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Covent Garden, Bank of England, Monument, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, City Hall, Lambeth Palace, British Museum, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace and Notting Hill.

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London: Go City Explorer Pass

10. London: Go City Explorer Pass

Save time and money with a London Explorer Pass, your digital sightseeing credits package, and create your own itinerary in the city. Redeem your Explorer credits against 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attraction visits from a selection of over 65 monuments, tours, cruises, dining experiences, and more. Save up to 30% on regular door prices. Each attraction visit equals 1 credit used. It’s that simple. Choose from a host of participating venues, including the Tower of London, the Shard, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get a handy digital guide with instructions to plan your itinerary. There’s no need to decide what attractions you want to see in advance, as you’ll have 60 days to use your attraction credits starting with your first choice. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions from the following list: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS• 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus tour• Tower of London• The View from the Shard• Kensington Palace• Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour• St Paul’s Cathedral• Thames River Cruise (City Cruises Thames River Pass)• Tower Bridge Exhibition• Westminster Abbey• The London Bridge Experience• ZSL London Zoo TOURS & ACTIVITIES• ArcelorMittal Orbit• Arsenal Stadium Tour• Beefeater Gin Distillery• Benjamin Franklin House• Brit Movie Tours• Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum• Curzon Cinema Bloomsbury (Renoir)• Curzon Cinema Mayfair• Curzon Cinema Soho• Kia Oval Ground Tour• London Bicycle Tour• Twickenham Stadium Tour & World Rugby Museum MUSEUMS & PLACES OF INTEREST• Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew • Royal Observatory Greenwich • London Transport Museum • Cutty Sark• Florence Nightingale Museum• Freud Museum London• Hampton Court Palace• Household Cavalry Museum• London Bicycle Tour - Hire• Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising• Museum of London Docklands• National Maritime Museum Greenwich• Old Royal Naval College• Pollock's Toy Museum• Royal Albert Hall• The Garden Museum• The Guards Museum• The Monument to The Great Fire of London• The Postal Museum• Wembley Stadium Tour• Apsley House• Eltham Palace• Jewel Tower• Wellington Arch

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What people are saying about Greenwich

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 9,032 reviews

We had a fantastic climb with a great instructor, Callum, who was very knowledgeable and helpful. I'm not very keen on heights but felt very safe throughout. It wasn't strenuous and the actual climb takes around 15 minutes each side with some time at the viewing point. I would highly recommend for some amazing views of London.

Amazing experience. Rebecca, our guide,was very knowledgeable and related some history about London once we were at the top. My daughter , who is 10, truly enjoyed the outdoor activity. She also learnt how to put a harness on.

It was a great trip down the Thames. The commentary was informative and funny. The ship was nice and spacious with roof viewing too. Definitely worth it!

The guild was amazing and so helpful. Amazing experience

everything I wanted to do, at a ridiculously cheap price