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Summer Holidays 2019

Summer Holidays 2019

There’s plenty to do in London during the Summer Holidays including sightseeing cruises & family events at London’s top attractions.

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Old Royal Naval College, The Painted Hall Re-Opening

The Painted Hall Reopening

The Royal Hospital for Seamen was designed by Sir Christopher Wren with assistance from Nicolas Hawksmoor. The design for the hospital included a Chapel & a large dining area (The Painted Hall). The young artist James Thornhill was commissioned to paint the hall. The agreed price was £1.00 per yard (roughly one square meter) for the walls & £3.00 per yard for the ceilings, after 19 year’s Thornhill had painted over 40,000 square feet earning him £6,685 & a Knighthood from King George I. The ceiling of the Lower Hall depicts “The Triumph of Peace & Liberty over Tyranny.” Historical characters including William III, Mary II & Louis XIV of France are depicted with mythological figures including Apollo, Hercules, Medusa & Aries inside a golden oval representing the heavens. The Lower Hall paintings depict the story of William & Mary’s victory over tyranny & arbitrary power (King Louis XIV). William is portrayed as a bringer of peace surrounded by kingly virtues. The Upper Hall depicts Queen Anne of Great Britain with her husband Prince George of Denmark. The painting is a showcase of British naval supremacy & depicts the four corners of the known world (America, Europe, Asia & Africa)

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2019 Events & Cruises on London's River Thames

2019 Events & Cruises

We operate daily sightseeing tours & trips throughout the year. Trips include our Greenwich Sunday Evening Cruises & Firework Cruises for New Year’s Eve.

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February Half Term with Thames River Services & Viscount Cruises

February Half Term 2019

With dozens of landmarks just a short walk from each pier there’s plenty to do in London during the February Half Term. Below is a list of some of our top picks for family days out during the February Half Term. Half Term Attractions 1. Climb Aboard Cutty Sark   Visit the famous Tea Clipper Cutty Sark & meet the crew who sailed her. Discover stories from her sailings & learn about life on-board the fastest tea clipper of her time. During February Half Term Royal Museums Greenwich are also hosting a number of Engineering & Art themed workshops for families. Activities include winch building & craft making.   1 Min / 358 Feet from Greenwich Pier.  18th-23rd February, 11:30-13:30 & 14:00-16:00 Visit Website 2. Explore the Tower of London   Visit the Tower of London & marvel at over 1000 years of history. View the Crown Jewels, hear stories from the guardians of the Tower the Yeoman Warders & see the armour of Kings Henry VIII, Charles I & James II. From the 16th – 24th February Knight School is back at the Tower of London. Children between 5-11 years can train to become a Medieval Knight. After training take part

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The Tower of London

Winter Events in London

Winter Events Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers* Beyond The Deepening Shadow is a display of thousands of flames in the Tower of London Moat. This artistic tribute was designed by Tom Piper with sound artist Mira Calix & will run for 8 nights from the 4th November 2018 until the 11th November 2018. The commemoration will unfold during the four hour display, starting with a procession led by the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London. The Yeoman Warders are distinguished service men & women & will ceremonially light the first flame before a team of volunteers light the rest of the installation.  4th-11th November 2018 – 17:00-21:00 *This photo is the property of Bex Walton on Flickr & is licensed by Creative Commons & has been resized. *This photo is the property of Bex Walton on Flickr, is licensed by Creative Commons & has been resized. Visit Website Tower Skate  23rd November 2018-6th January 2019 Tower of London Visit Website Skate at Somerset House The ice rink returns to Somerset House on the 14th November & will be open day & night. Skate Lates will feature music nights throughout the festive season & the Fortnum’s Lodge is the perfect

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