River Cruises with Thames River Sightseeing

Molo di Westminster

Westminster Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames in the City of Westminster. The pier is a short walk from the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), Westminster Abbey & St. Margaret’s Church (A UNESCO World Heritage Site). Numerous museums & landmarks are within walking distance of Westminster Pier including the Banqueting House, Household Cavalry Museum, the National Gallery & the London Eye.

Landmarks Between Westminster Pier & Embankment Pier / Festival Pier

Westminster Bridge & the London Eye

About Westminster Bridge

New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)St. Stephens Hall, New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)

About the New Palace of Westminster

Known as the ‘Houses of Parliament’, the new palace was built between 1840-1870 after the original palace was damaged during a fire. The palace is the home of UK Parliament & the iconic Elizabeth Tower (known as Big Ben).

Mette in risalto

  • Guided tours available in multiple languages.
  • Self-guided tours with a multimedia guide.
  • Tours with afternoon tea overlooking the River Thames.
  • Special exhibitions in Westminster Hall.
  • Special talks & guided tours.
  • Refreshments available in the Jubilee cafe.
Visita il sito web
County Hall, Waterloo, London Borough of Lambeth

About County Hall

County Hall was designed by the architect Ralph Knott & opened by King George V in 1922. The building served as the headquarters for the London County Council & then the Greater London Council. Today County Hall is home to the Sea Life London Aquarium, London Dungeon, Namco Arcade, hotels, restaurants, private apartments & conference & event spaces.

Mette in risalto

  • Sea Life London Aquarium
  • The London Dungeon
  • Shrek’s Adventure!
  • Namco Funscape Arcade
  • Agatha Christie’s Witness For The Prosecution (performed in the County Hall Court Room)

The London Eye, Waterloo, London Borough of Lambeth

A proposito del London Eye

Con i suoi 135 metri di altezza, il London Eye è la ruota panoramica a sbalzo più grande del mondo. Il London Eye è stato progettato da Marks Barfield Architects e lanciato nel 2000 come attrazione temporanea. Il London Eye è diventato rapidamente una delle attrazioni a pagamento più popolari al mondo, con oltre 3,5 milioni di visitatori ogni anno. In una giornata limpida la visibilità è fino a 40 km consentendo viste del Castello di Windsor e del ponte Queen Elizabeth II a Dartford.

Mette in risalto

  • Guarda Londra da una prospettiva unica.

Visita il sito web

Pontile di Embankment

L'Embankment Pier si trova sulla sponda nord del Tamigi, vicino al ponte ferroviario di Charing Cross e alla stazione di Embankment.

L'Embankment Pier si trova a pochi passi dal Westminster Pier, da Villiers Street, dallo Strand e da una serie di famosi punti di riferimento.

Pontile di Festival

Festival Pier is located on the south shore of the River Thames next to Royal Festival Hall in the heart of the Soutbank Centre. The National Theatre, London Eye, OXO Tower Wharf, & County Hall (Home to the London Aquarium, London Dungeon, Shrek’s Adventure and more) are only a few minutes from Festival Pier. Festival Pier is popular with corporate & private charters, our daytime sightseeing cruises with Thames River Sightseeing also call at Festival Pier.

Landmarks Between Embankment Pier / Festival Pier & Bankside Pier

Royal National Theatre, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London Borough of Lambeth

Informazioni sul Royal National Theatre

Il Royal National Theatre è stato aperto dalla regina Elisabetta II nel 1976. Tre teatri individuali occupano il sito e ogni anno vengono proiettati oltre 20 spettacoli diversi. Il Olivier Theatre è il teatro più grande e può ospitare 1.100 persone. Il Olivier Theatre prende il nome dal primo direttore artistico del Teatro Nazionale, Sir. Laurence Olivier.

Visita il sito web
Waterloo Bridge, Kings Reach

About Waterloo Bridge

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London Borough of Lambeth

Informazioni su Royal Festival Hall

La Royal Festival Hall è l'ultimo edificio rimasto del Festival of Great Britain del 1951. La sala può ospitare 2.500 persone ed è situata nel Southbank Centre, il più grande centro artistico del Regno Unito. Ogni anno al Southbank Centre si tengono oltre 5.000 eventi, tra cui mostre, festival e spettacoli di alcuni degli artisti più famosi al mondo.

Somerset House, City of Westminster

A proposito di Somerset House

La Somerset House è stata progettata da William Chambers e completata nel 1801. La casa è stata sede della Royal Academy of Arts, della Royal Society, del General Register Office e dell'Inland Revenue. Oggi Somerset House è aperta al pubblico e ospita regolarmente concerti e altri eventi pubblici.

Visita il sito web
Cleopatra's Needle, Victoria Embankment, City of Westminster

A proposito dell'ago di Cleopatra

L'ago di Cleopatra fu eretto a Eliopoli intorno al 1450 a.C. L'ago aveva già più di 1.300 anni quando Cleopatra divenne regina. L'ago fu presentato al Regno Unito nel 1818 per commemorare le vittorie militari britanniche nella battaglia del Nilo e nella battaglia di Alessandria, ma non fu spostato a Londra fino al 1877.
The Yacht at Temple Pier (M.V St. Katharine)

About the Yacht at Temple Pier

HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, City of Westminster

Informazioni su HQS Wellington

HQS Wellington è uno sloop di classe Grimsby varato nel 1934. Ha scortato convogli nel Nord Atlantico durante la seconda guerra mondiale. Ora è ormeggiata permanentemente sul Victoria Embankment ed è la sala livrea della Honorable Company of Master Mariners.

Visita il sito web
Temple Stairs Arch, Victoria Embankment

About Temple Stairs Arch

OXO Tower Wharf (Stamford Wharf), Southbank

Informazioni su OXO Tower Wharf

Stamford Wharf ha iniziato la sua vita come una centrale elettrica prima di essere convertita in una cella frigorifera per i produttori di OXO Beef Cube. Oggi "OXO Tower Wharf" ospita oltre 30 studi di design, negozi specializzati e ristoranti.
Visita il sito web
The Savoy Hotel, City of Westminster

Informazioni sull'Hotel Savoy

Il Savoy Hotel è stato costruito da Richard D'Oyly Carte e aperto nel 1889. Il Savoy si è rivelato popolare tra i turisti ed è stato il primo hotel in Gran Bretagna ad utilizzare ascensori elettrici e ad essere illuminato interamente da luci elettriche. Il Savoy vanta numerosi bar e ristoranti ed è adiacente al Savoy Theatre.

Visita il sito web
Sion Hall (Sion College & Library), Victoria Embankment

About Sion Hall

Sion Hall.

Former City of London School, 60 Victoria Embankment

About the Former City of London School

Former City of London School.

Blackfriars Road Bridge, Upper Pool

About Blackfriars Road Bridge

Blackfriars Railway Bridges, Upper Pool

About Blackfriars Railway Bridges

St. Paul's Cathedral, Ludgate Hill, City of London

Informazioni sulla Cattedrale di St. Paul

Ci sono state diverse cattedrali sul sito di St. Pauls risalenti al 604 d.C. Il più notevole di questi era la cattedrale costruita dai Normanni tra il 1087 e il 1240. Il Norman St. Pauls era l'edificio più grande dell'Inghilterra medievale, è durato per quasi 600 anni sopravvivendo alla Riforma e alla guerra civile inglese. Nell'agosto 1666 Christopher Wren mise a punto i piani per restaurare la cattedrale, anche se poco più di una settimana dopo St Pauls fu distrutta dal Grande Incendio di Londra. La costruzione della nuova cattedrale iniziò nel 1675 e durò 33 anni. La nuova cattedrale fu consacrata il 2 dicembre 1667 e si trova ancora oggi. St. Pauls è aperto per la preghiera sette giorni su sette, i turisti possono visitare la cattedrale dal lunedì al sabato.

Visita il sito web
Tate Modern, Bankside, Banca del Sud

A proposito della Tate Modern

La Bankside Power Station è stata progettata da Sir Giles Gilbert Scott e costruita in due fasi tra il 1947 e il 1963. La centrale è stata chiusa nel 1981 ed è ora sede di uno dei più grandi musei di arte moderna e contemporanea del mondo, la Tate Modern.
Visita il sito web
Passerella del Millennio

A proposito del Millennium Bridge

Il Millennium Bridge collega Bankside a South Shore alla City di Londra a nord. Il ponte è stato aperto nel giugno 2000 e ha guadagnato il soprannome di "Ponte traballante" dopo che un inaspettato movimento oscillatorio ne ha causato la chiusura. Dopo quasi due anni di modifiche il ponte ha riaperto.

Globe di Shakespeare, Bankside, South Bank, London Borough of Southwark

A proposito del Globe di Shakespeare

Il Globe Theatre di Bankside è un'autentica replica di un teatro del XVI secolo. Vengono regolarmente eseguite opere shakespeariane e sono disponibili anche visite guidate al teatro. Il bar e ristorante Swan del Globe serve colazione, pranzo, cena e un "tè pomeridiano da sogno di una notte di mezza estate" ispirato ai personaggi delle commedie di Shakespeare.

Visita il sito web

Pontile di Bankside

Bankside Pier si trova sulla sponda meridionale del Tamigi vicino al Millennium Bridge all'interno del London Borough of Southwark. Bankside si estende dal Blackfriars Railway Bridge fino al confine di London Bridge City ed è uno dei nuovi luoghi turistici di Londra. Bankside e l'area circostante ospitano una varietà di attrazioni storiche e contemporanee tra cui il Borough Market, la Southwark Cathedral, il Clink Prison Museum, il Golden Hinde II, il Globe di Shakespeare, la Tate Modern, la Bankside Gallery e il Millennium Bridge. Bankside è anche sede di numerosi ristoranti, pub, bar lungo il fiume e si trova a pochi passi da London Bridge City, dalla City di Londra e da South Bank.

Landmarks Between Bankside Pier & St. Katharine Pier

Ponte di Southwark, Piscina Superiore

About Southwark Bridge

Cannon Street Station, City of London

About Cannon Street Station

Cannon Street Railway Bridge, Upper Pool

About Cannon Street Railway Bridge

The Cannon Street Railway Bridge was designed by Sir John Hawkshaw for the South Eastern Railway. The bridge was completed 1866 at a cost of £193,000.

Golden Hine II, St. Mary Overie Dock, Bankside, South Bank, London Borough of Southwark

About Golden Hinde II

The Shard & London Bridge City, Quartiere Londinese di Southwark

About the Shard

Fishmongers Hall, City of London

About Fishmongers Hall

London Bridge, piscina superiore

About London Bridge

There has been a bridge across the River Thames on the site of London Bridge since Roman Britain. The current bridge is the fifth bridge to stand on this site and was opened by the Queen in 1973.

Il Monumento al Grande Incendio di Londra, Città di Londra

A proposito del Monumento al Grande Incendio di Londra

Il Monumento al Grande Incendio di Londra è stato progettato da Christopher Wren e Robert Hooke. Il Monumento è alto 202 piedi e si trova esattamente a 202 piedi dalla panetteria di Thomas Farriner dove iniziò il Grande Incendio di Londra nel 1666.

20 Fenchurch Street, City of London

About 20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie)

20 Fenchurch Street, soprannominata The Walkie Talkie è stato progettato da Rafael Viñoly e completato nel 2014. Gli ultimi piani di 20 Fenchurch Street ospitano lo Sky Garden, un premiato giardino paesaggistico con ristoranti, bar e un'area panoramica.

Hays Galleria, London Bridge City, London Borough of Southwark

About Hays Galleria

Ex Mercato del Pesce di Billingsgate, Città di Londra

About the Former Billingsgate Fish Market

The Old Billingsgate Fish Market was designed by Horace Jones (who also designed Leadenhall Market and worked with John Wolf Barry to design Tower Bridge).

The market was completed in 1875 and was open until it moved to larger premises in Docklands in 1982. The old market building was refurbished by Richard Roger’s and is now an events venue.

George Orwell, the Kray Twins and Michael Caine were just a few famous Londoners who worked at Old Billingsgate at one time or another.

Waterguard House, City of London

About Waterguard House

HMS Belfast 1938 (C35), Piscina Superiore

Informazioni su HMS Belfast

City Hall, London Borough of Southwark

About City Hall

 

Torre di Londra, Tower Hamlets

About the Tower of London

The Tower of London takes its name from the White Tower which was constructed in around 1078 by William the Conqueror. Over the last 900 years the Tower of London has served a number of uses including a fortress, armoury, royal palace, royal mint, treasury, menagerie, prison & more recently the home to the crown jewels. The Tower is guarded by the Yeoman Warders who were formed by King Henry VII in 1485.

Tower Bridge

A proposito di Tower Bridge

Il Tower Bridge è uno dei ponti più famosi al mondo ed è stato progettato da Sir John Wolfe Barry e Horace Jones. Il ponte è stato aperto nel 1894 e la campata centrale è divisa in due bilici che si aprono per consentire alle navi di passare attraverso la piscina superiore.

Pontile di St. Katharine

Tower Bridge Quay (formerly St. Katharine Pier) is located on the North shore of the River Thames at St. Katharine Dock, a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Tower of London. The dock opened in 1828 & was once popular with expensive cargo’s from around the world including ivory, shells, sugar, marble, wines, fragrant spices & perfumes. Today St. Katharine’s is a haven for yachts & historic vessels including traditional Thames sailing barges. A wide range of cafes, bars & restaurants are located at St. Katharine’s & regular food markets also take place throughout the week.

Landmarks Between St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier

Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, Bermondsey

About Butlers Wharf

 

Molo di St. Katharine, Tower Hamlets

About St. Katharine Dock

St. Katharine Dock was constructed by Thomas Telford & opened in 1828. The docks became popular with expensive cargo’s from around the world including ivory, shells, sugar, marble, wines, fragrant spices & perfumes. Today St. Katharine’s is a haven for yachts & historic vessels including traditional Thames sailing barges. A wide range of cafes, bars & restaurants are located at St. Katharine’s & regular food markets also take place throughout the week.

The Mayflower, Rotherhithe

About the Mayflower

The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping

About the Prospect of Whitby

There has been a pub on this site since 1520 making the Prospect of Whitby London’s oldest riverside pub. The original pub was called The Pelican but was locally known as the Devil’s Tavern because it was popular with pirates & thieves.

The Narrow, Limehouse

About the Narrow

 

Limehouse Dock, Limehouse

About Limehouse Dock

The Grapes, Limehouse

About the Grapes

 

Canary Wharf, Docklands

About Canary Wharf

Tea Clipper Cutty Sark, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About Cutty Sark

Visit the last remaining tea clipper, Cutty Sark. Originally built at Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 she spent her working life transporting cargo including tea from China and wool from Australia. She has now been fully restored and is an award winning visitor attraction.

Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About the Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory Greenwich was founded in 1675 by King Charles II. The Observatory sits on the hill in Greenwich Park and is the location of the Historic Prime Meridian (Greenwich Meantime). The Royal Observatory is also home to the Greenwich Time Ball which has marked 13:00 Greenwich Meantime everyday since 1833.

Old Royal Naval College, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About the Old Royal Naval College

The Old Royal Naval College is Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece, built in the 17th Century as the Royal Hospital for Seamen on the site of the Tudor Palace of Placentia. The Old Royal Naval College boasts beautiful surroundings & some of the most magnificent interiors in London. The Painted Hall in King William Court is home to the largest painted ceiling in Europe, a Baroque masterpiece by Sir James Thornhill depicting over 300 years of English aristocracy & British Naval Power. The Chapel of St Peter & St Paul in Queen Mary Court has a beautiful interior designed by James ‘Athenian’ Stewart. Visitors to the Old Royal Naval College can enjoy tours of the Painted Hall & the grounds & visit the cafe & gift shop located in King William Court.

Pontile di Greenwich

Greenwich Pier is located on the South shore of the River Thames in Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pier sits between the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark & Sir Christopher Wren’s Riverside Masterpiece, the Old Royal Naval College. Today the Royal Borough of Greenwich is an eclectic mix of historical & modern buildings. Greenwich town centre is home to a collection of museums, pubs, restaurants, markets & shops.

Landmarks Between Greenwich Pier & the Thames Barrier

The Queens House, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About the Queens House

The Queens House was the first classical building in England, built by Inigo Jones for Queen Anne of Denmark, wife of King James I. Now over 400 years old the house has been extensively refurbished and is home to an internationally renowned art collection.
Trinity Hospital, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About Trinity Hospital

The first Trinity Hospital was built in 1613 by the Earl of Northhampton, Henry Howard. The current building dates from 1812, is home to 41 sheltered apartments & is supported by the Worshipful Company of Mercers.

Optic Cloak by Conrad Shawcross, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About the Optic Cloak

The Optic Cloak, by Conrad Shawcross

Isle of Dogs Pumping Station (Temple of Storms), Isle of Dogs

About the Isle of Dogs Pumping Station

West India Dock Entrance, Isle of Dogs

About West India Dock

A Slice of Reality by Richard Wilson, North Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About A Slice of Reality

A Slice of Reality, by Richard Wilson

Virginia Quay Settlers Monument, Brunswick Wharf

About the Virginia Quay Settlers Monument

Trinity Buoy Wharf, Poplar

About Trinity Buoy Wharf

The O2, North Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About the O2

The O2 (designed by Richard Rogers) was originally constructed in 2000 for the Millennium Experience and was called the Millennium Dome. After the Millennium Experience ended the dome was developed into a sports & entertainment complex by Anschutz Entertainment Group. The dome was sponsored by o2 & is now home to over 30 bars & restaurants, a bowling alley, cinema, ICON Outlet shopping complex and the O2 arena.

Quantum Cloud by Antony Gormley, North Greenwich, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About Quantum Cloud

North Greenwich Cable Car, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About the North Greenwich Cable Car

The Emirates Airline Cable Car is the first urban cable car in the United Kingdom & was designed by Wilkinson Eyre. The cable car was completed in 2012 at a cost of £60 million. The cable car travels between Greenwich Peninsula on the South of the River Thames & the Royal Docks on the North with a capacity of 2,500 passengers in each direction every hour.

Thames Barrier, Woolwich ReachThames Barrier, Woolwich Reach

About the Thames Barrier

La Thames Flood Barrier è una delle più grandi difese mobili contro le inondazioni del mondo. Dal suo completamento nel 1986, la barriera è stata chiusa 182 volte (preciso a febbraio 2018). 95 di queste chiusure dovevano proteggere dalle inondazioni di marea e 87 le chiusure dovevano proteggere dalle inondazioni di marea/fluviali.

Thames Refinery, Tate & Lyle Sugar, Silvertown

About Thames Refinery (Tate & Lyle Sugar)

Tate & Lyle’s Thames Refinery is the largest sugar refinery in Europe & one of the largest in the world. The refinery was built in 1878 & produces over 500,000 tonnes of sugar every year.

Please note our sailing times can vary due to the weather, tides & traffic on the River.