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Alex Hickman The River Thames

From speed boat rides to leisurely day trips or formal evening cruises, The River Thames can offer every type of water-based adventure. Watch and share Pier Manager Alex’s London Story as he proudly tells of his family heritage working on London’s waterways. Let him take you on a journey along the river from Westminster to Greenwich Pier, showcasing this unique perspective of the Capital’s top tourist attractions.

About The River Thames

The Thames flows through Central London and provides a stunning backdrop to many of the city's top tourist attractions. The 2,000 year old river harbours much of London's history, as well as providing ongoing inspiration for artists, musicians and writers. There's also a host of sporting and leisure activities you can do on and around London's waterways.

River bus services are popular with visitors and commuters alike, and are a great way of beating the traffic and enjoying fantastic views. There are also river tours and cruises that feature sightseeing and commentary, dancing, music and fine dining. Schedules vary according to season.Oyster and Travelcard holders can get discounts on many routes and hop-on, hop-off tickets may be available.

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