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London: Westminster to Greenwich River Thames Cruise

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, and avoid the queues at the ticket office as you go straight to board the boat. Listen to the downloadable audio commentary on your smartphone 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, Bankside and go under famous Tower Bridge 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.

London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off, River Cruise and London Eye

London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off, River Cruise and London Eye

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. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the Thames as part of your ticket as well. Big Bus 24-hour Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour 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 hop-on hop-off access, with stops strategically placed at top locations including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and St Paul's Cathedral. The London Eye Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye Ferris Wheel. From the top, you'll 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 unrivaled bird's eye view. Thames River Cruise With all ticket types, you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames between the Tower of London to Westminster Pier (in either direction). Start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station, and Trafalgar Square. 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 Notting Hill.

London: The London Pass® with 90+ Attractions and Tours

London: The London Pass® with 90+ Attractions and Tours

See all that London has to offer with the London Pass® and save up to 50%* vs buying individual tickets. Enjoy access to historic landmarks, top attractions, world-famous museums, fun activities, stadium tours and more with this complete sightseeing credits package. Simply pick your credits package based on the number of days you're visiting London, use the Go City app to plan your itinerary, and get exploring! Access over 90 attractions including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS • Tower of London • The Lastminute.com London Eye • The View from the Shard • 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (Big Bus Tours) • Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off • Windsor Castle (afternoon entry only) • Westminster Abbey • Tower Bridge • Madame Tussauds London • London Bridge Experience • London Zoo • St Paul's Cathedral • 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 • Benjamin Franklin House: Architectural Tour • Benjamin Franklin House: Historical • Eltham Palace • Golden Hinde • Wellington Arch • Chelsea Physic Garden 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 • The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace • The Postal Museum • The Courtauld Gallery • Frameless - Immersive Art Experience TOURS & EXPERIENCES • Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium) • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum • Wembley Stadium Tours • Chessington World of Adventures • London Food Walking Tour • Historic Pub Tour of London & more! *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website.

London: The View from The Shard

London: The View from The Shard

Watch the streets of London fall away as you climb to Western Europe’s tallest viewing platform on the 72nd floor of The Shard. With a flexible ticket, spend as much time as you like enjoying panoramic views of the city, with visibility of up to 40 miles. Test your limits and step outside onto the open viewing platform on the 72nd floor, or admire the views from inside. Learn about London’s history through multimedia displays and exhibits, or simply sit back and enjoy the view from the champagne bar.  The Shard redefines London’s skyline and will soon be a dynamic symbol of the city, recognizable throughout the world. The unique building features a sculpted design of glass facets that incline inward without meeting at the top to allow the building to breathe naturally. Sneak a glance upward at the points of glass that form the top of the building, which reaches a height of 1,016 feet (310 meters). Finish up your journey in the boutique, where you can purchase a souvenir photograph.

London: Explorer Pass® with Entry to 2 to 7 Attractions

London: Explorer Pass® with Entry to 2 to 7 Attractions

Buy a London Explorer Pass® and get 2 to 7 credits to redeem against entry at 90+ top attractions, landmarks, museums and tours. With options including the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, The View from the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral and more, it's time to tick off your bucket list! Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions: Top attractions: • The Lastminute.com London Eye • 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off London Bus tour (Big Bus Tours) • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • Kensington Palace • Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour • St Paul’s Cathedral • City Cruises Thames River Pass • Tower Bridge • Westminster Abbey • The London Dungeon • The London Bridge Experience • London Zoo • SEA LIFE London Aquarium • And more! (see below) Valid for 60 days from first use, the Explorer Pass is perfect if you want to see the best of London but don't want to rush around. Visit an attraction, do some shopping then visit a museum - you can still save up to 50% vs buying individual attraction tickets. Use the free Go City app to plan your trip, reserve attractions where required and help you get around the city. For the best experience, follow the instructions on your booking confirmation to sync your Explorer Pass with the app. Full List of Attractions: Fun Activities and Tours: • Chessington World of Adventures • Up at the O2 • Brit Movie Tours • Brit Music Tours • Brit Icon Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Open Bus tour of Windsor • London Bicycle Tour Company - Bicycle Hire • Curzon Soho, Mayfair or Bloomsbury - Cinema Ticket • Swingers Crazy Golf (West End or City venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • All Star Lanes (bowling) • The Dare Skywalk • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square • DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure • LEGOLAND Windsor Stadiums & Tours: • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum • Arsenal Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Wembley Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & World Rugby Museum • Kia Oval Ground Tour Food and Drink: • London Food Walking Tour • The Strand Cocktail at The Top Hat • The Chocolate Cocktail Club - One Free Cocktail • The Bermondsey Bierkeller • Fuller's Brewery Tour • Hard Rock Café London • The Seashell of Lisson Grove (Fish and Chips) Museums and 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 • Museum of Brands • Old Royal Naval College • Royal Albert Hall Tour • Garden Museum • The Guards Museum • The Monument to The Great Fire of London • The Postal Museum • Apsley House • Eltham Palace • Wellington Arch • Chiswick House and Kitchen Garden • Royal Air Force Museum London • The Courtauld Gallery *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website. 

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

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: O2 Arena Rooftop Climbing Experience

London: O2 Arena Rooftop Climbing Experience

Discover the stunning views of London by climbing the roof of The O2 Arena. Enjoy a rare opportunity to see London from above at the roof of the world-famous O2 Arena, and take in panoramic views over London’s iconic skyline 52 meters above ground level. Upon arrival, meet your guide and receive a short safety briefing prior to the climb. Get ready for the experience with all the required safety gear, including climbing shoes, a climbing jacket, and a harness. Prior to the climb, about the specifics of the unique architecture of the building and its construction. Hear about some of the most famous visitors and performers who have staged shows here throughout the years. Then, head up to the roof with your guide to reach the viewing platform. Take some time to marvel at the 360-degree views of the city. Spot famous landmarks from a unique perspective, including The Shard, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and the River Thames. Choose from a variety of climbing times including a sunset or twilight ascent.

London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

London: Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames

Experience an English tradition in style on this afternoon tea round-trip tour in London on board a comfortable river cruise vessel. Climb aboard the riverboat at Tower Pier near the Tower of London and set off downstream, passing sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, the brand new Shard skyscraper and currently Europe’s tallest building, the London Eye, and Houses of Parliament. As you take in the sights, be served a fine array of delicious sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and a selection of traditional cakes. Enjoy unlimited tea and coffee with your meal. If you desire, treat yourself and purchase a glass of sparkling champagne. A bar is available throughout, offering a wide choice of soft and alcoholic drinks. Gain insight into new facts about London and its monuments from a sightseeing commentary as you enjoy a ringside seat from Old Father Thames.

London: River Thames Speed Boat Tour

London: River Thames Speed Boat Tour

Experience a wild and fantastic River Thames boat cruise that is fun for all ages. You will climb aboard a high-speed vessel that offers non-traditional views of England's capital at speeds of up to 30 knots. You will be given a full safety briefing and a life jacket - just in case! Named by leading listings magazine Time Out as a "must-do" experience, both visitors and residents of London will be thrilled with this outing. Speed under the capital’s bridges, and marvel at landmarks such as the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and South Bank from an exclusive vantage point. Music floats through the air via the onboard sound system, as you power out toward the Docklands. High-brow banter is provided by an award-winning comedian guide, whose cheery anecdotes include narration through the greatest open air museum in the world.

London: 30 London Sights Guided Walking Tour

London: 30 London Sights Guided Walking Tour

We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony After witnessing this traditional ritual, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Horse Guard Parade, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Our last stop in Westminster before heading underground on the tube is the start of Westminster Bridge where we will be able to see the Eye and other sights. Then we'll go to the London Bridge area, we'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Clink Prison, London Bridge, The old warehouse district, Borough Market, The Shard, views of the Square Mile, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Plus a few Harry Potter filming locations... Note: The Changing of the Guard Ceremony does not happen every day during the winter months (October to June : Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sundays only) July & August : Guard Change is daily

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(10,621 reviews)

All parts of this activity were enjoyable, the buses ran on time and were very fun to ride around London on. The river cruise was fun and your guide was knowledgable about what we were passing on the Thames. The London Eye was a cool experience. I would recommend people buy this :)

Our guide (Dave Henry) was excellent and very knowledgeable. We were able to get a great overview and hitting of the highlights with his knowledge and ability to cover a lot of ground efficiently We would definitely recommend!

Terrific journey with nice food and tea. Serving the food took some time though, resulting in there being less time to consumer it altogether. Nevertheless a very nice experience.

The view is great and the staff very friendly. Even though I forgot to arrange a time with the restaurant, they still made it possible. Thank you

we had a great time on the Bus and loved the Thames River boat cruise and the London Eye.