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Top 5 Things to do on the River Thames

If you’re heading to London, then you’ll want to make the most of the capital’s sights and attractions while you’re there. Hire an Easirent hire car from our London Euston Kings Cross branch and take advantage of what the city has to offer. One of the biggest draws is the famous River Thames, home to some of the best attractions in the city. Make the most of the River Thames with some of our favourite river based activities.

1. Sightseeing Tours

There are plenty of sightseeing tours to join on to in the city, from walking tours to cycling tours, history tours and horror tours. But why not take a cycle tour along he banks of the River Thames? There is an abundance of beauty spots to appreciate along the way, and you can make the most of the cafes and restaurants as you while away the hours at your own pace. You can even book onto an evening walking tour of the river, check online for the best routes, as there are plenty to choose from.

2. Speedboat Tours

Awaken your inner speed-demon and book onto one the fast-paced speedboat tours of the River Thames. Not one for the light-hearted, tour operators London RIB Voyages offer fast-paced, tours of the river, taking in most of the riverside attractions within a matter of minutes. Make sure that you’re lifebelts are fastened tightly and you’ve got a firm grip of your camera and set off on this adrenaline fuelled Thames tour.

3. History of the River

The River Thames is steeped in history, having bore witness to some of the most memorable events in Britain’s past. Soak up some of the culture of the waterway on a history tour of the Thames. Learn about the Tower of London, explore the HMS Belfast, marvel at the Houses of Parliament and finish your day in the Royal Museum of Greenwich.

4. Pubs and Restaurants

There are plenty of pubs and restaurants peppered along the banks of the River Thames; take your pick from one of the many venues offering a perfect view across the the river, including the Oxo Tower, the Pont de la Tour and The Bingham. Or, take it one step further, and book yourself onto a river cruise with a meal included.

5. Enjoy the Thames from above

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the River Thames from above, including taking a trip on the London Eye, hopping onto an Emirates Air Line cable car, abseiling down the O2 (an option for the brave) and probably the most unique… Take a helicopter tour of the River.

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