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Attractions on the river


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Creepy London

Fun attractions that will take you on a journey into London’s darker past. Dare you.

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Family London

Bringing the kids? These attractions are family friendly and are sure to keep them entertained.

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Historic London

From palaces and cathedrals to ships and prisons, historic buildings and tours offer a great way to learn about the city’s past.

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London Art

Art lovers are spoiled for choice in London with famous galleries hosting works by the most revered artists.

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London Entertainment

Sample London’s famous theatre and nightlife. It’s regarded as some of the best in the world.

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London Markets and Shopping

Perfect for a relaxing day of browsing the shops and finding those more unusual items.

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London Museums

From the very large collections to the very small, there’s an exhibition in London for almost everything.

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London Restaurants

London’s cultural diversity and wide range of cuisines means that you’ll never be lost for somewhere to eat.

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London Views

These attractions will give you a fantastic view of the city’s major landmarks. Get your cameras ready.

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Must-See London

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or you missed them first time around, these are the places every explorer needs to tick off their list.


Our Favourites

Museum of London Docklands

Canary Wharf Pier

From Roman settlement to modern regeneration, the Museum of London Docklands reveals the long history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. With archaeological finds, fascinating tours, films and events, this is one of the capital’s real hidden gems.

The Old Brewery

Greenwich Pier

By day the main hall functions as a buzzy and lively cafe. By night the room is transformed into a vibrant restaurant. The annex bar and courtyard offer an all-day menu. As well as the locally crafted Meantime beers, there’s a large menu of more than 50 classic ales from around the world.

London Eye

London Eye Pier

At 135 meters, the London Eye is the world’s tallest observation wheel, with 40 kilometer panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual flight in one of the 32 glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes, offering wide-ranging views of London and its famous landmarks. 
 

Trafalgar Square

Embankment Pier

Trafalgar Square is home to Nelson’s Column, the iconic stone lions, the famous Fourth Plinth and a lot of pigeons. You’ll often find cultural events, performances, shows and other special activities going on in the square by the fountains. At Christmas, you’ll find the biggest Christmas tree in London, an annual gift from the city of Oslo.

Tower Bridge

Tower Millennium Pier

Enjoy the view from the fully accessible high-level walkways. Learn about the history of the bridge and visit the Victorian engine rooms which are home to the original steam engines that used to power the bridge lifts. The bridge is raised about 1000 times a year and is a popular spectacle. Plan your visit to coincide with one.

Old Royal Naval College

Greenwich Pier

The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is Sir Christopher Wren’s twin-domed riverside masterpiece and one of London’s most famous landmarks.

The iconic buildings stand on the site of Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence and include the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, Painted Hall and Chapel. You can find out more about the ORNC’s intriguing past by joining one of their daily guided tours.

 

Tower of London

Tower Millennium Pier

The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, holds some of the most remarkable stories from across the centuries. Despite a grim reputation as a place of torture and death, this powerful and enduring fortress has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and for a number of years even housed a zoo!

The O2

North Greenwich Pier

As well as being home to the world’s most popular music venue, The O2 also hosts The British Music Experience – Britain’s interactive rock and pop museum. Fill your boots in over 21 restaurants and experience the adventure of walking over the famous roof at Up at The O2. The views extend for miles.

Menier Chocolate Factory

Bankside Pier

It’s not a factory and it doesn’t make chocolate, but it does produce some of the most exciting and innovative theatre in town. Whether it’s world premieres of new writing or lavish revivals of classic musicals, there is something in the programme to suit all theatrical tastes. This award-winning theatre has been a full-time producing house since 2003.

Rose Theatre Exhibition

Bankside Pier

The Rose, built in 1587, was the first Elizabethan theatre on Bankside and was where Shakespeare learnt his craft. Shakespeare’s Globe exhibition offers tours of the nearby Rose Theatre site to pre-booked groups. The Rose Theatre also hosts a series of theatrical performances.

Borough Market

London Bridge City Pier

Borough Market offers specialities directly from the producers: organic products, a delicatessen, cheese, wines, fish and imported continental fare. If you’re not familiar with the produce on the stalls, or you’re not sure how to cook it, just ask.

Clink Prison Museum

Bankside Pier

Step inside the world’s most notorious medieval prison. The Clink Prison Museum is situated on the site of the original Clink Prison. Enjoy hands-on experience of torture devices and explore a day in the life of a medieval prisoner. 

London Dungeon

London Eye Pier

From blood-curdling instruments of torture to the dreaded plague, you’ll find horrible history brought to life before your very eyes in the dark, deep depths of the London Dungeon. Live actors, two scary rides and gruesome interactive special effects will leave you screaming for more.

Unicorn Theatre

London Bridge City Pier

The Unicorn is the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences dedicated to inspiring and invigorating young people of all ages, perspectives and abilities, and empowering them to explore the world – on their own terms – through theatre.

The Unicorn is located in a purpose built home on the south bank of the Thames, five minutes’ walk from London Bridge City Pier.

HMS Belfast

London Bridge City Pier

HMS Belfast, part of Imperial War Museums, tells the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. Imagine sleeping in one of the tightly-packed hammocks during convoy duties in Arctic waters, or being stationed deep in the bowels of the ship when she opened fire in support of Allied troops on D-Day.

Explore nine decks of amazing history, from the heavily protected Shell Rooms to the sights and sounds of the interactive Operations Room. Hear veterans’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition, and immerse yourself in the midst of a battle in the Gun Turret Experience.

Thames RIB Experience

North Greenwich Pier

Experience London from the River Thames via an exhilarating RIB speedboat ride. You won’t only see and receive a guided commentary on London’s spectacular modern and historical sights you will be filled with adrenaline once those turbo engines are engaged and you are travelling at high speed. Life jackets and waterproof clothing are provided to ensure passengers can travel in complete safety and comfort, whatever the weather. Ideal for corporate and family days out! What are you waiting for? Book a Thames RIB Experience today, and prepare for the ride of a lifetime! (Pre-booking is recommended) Thames Rib Experience serve Embankment, Tower Millennium and North Greenwich for The O2.

London Aquarium

London Eye Pier

The Sea Life London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life. The experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor. 

London Bridge

London Bridge City Pier

This iconic area is one of London’s oldest neighbourhoods, boasting historical, maritime, culinary and sometimes macabre connections to events that have shaped the city’s history. You will find award-winning attractions, an array of exciting bars and restaurants and shopping with a twist – plus plenty of photo opportunities at global landmarks such as Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. 

Surrey Docks Watersports Centre

Greenland Pier

Surrey Docks Watersports Centre offers a range of activities for all ages including canoeing, sailing, and windsurfing.

Royal Observatory

Greenwich Pier

The Royal Observatory is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the famous Prime Meridian of the world. It is also a museum of time and astronomy housing London’s only public planetarium. This is a great introduction to the mysteries and wonders of the night sky.

Meantime Brewing Company Tours

Greenwich Pier

Have you ever wondered how beer is brewed? When Meantime was just a seed of an idea back in 1999 it was always their vision to not only make great beer but to educate people about it too. Their brewery is open to the public with tours running at various times throughout the week. www.meantimebrewing.com/brewery-tour

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Bankside Pier

Enter St. Paul’s and see the cathedral’s awe-inspiring interior. You can use a touch-screen multimedia guide or join a guided tour to discover the tombs and memorials of some of the nation’s greatest heroes, such as Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington. There’s also an award-winning 270° immersive film experience. Check out the acoustic quirks of the Whispering Gallery and continue the climb to the Golden Gallery for panoramic views across London.
Walking distance: 15 minutes

Golden Hinde

Bankside Pier

The Golden Hinde is a historically accurate replica of the ship in which Sir Francis Drake completed the second ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-1580. The ship is open to the public for guided tours with costumed actors and it is even possible to join Drake and his crew on an overnight voyage of adventure. 

Shakespeare’s Globe

Bankside Pier

Visit Bankside, the Soho of Elizabethan London and experience today’s working theatre. Shakespeare’s Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599 where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed. Shakespeare’s Globe is open year-round, with an exhibition, theatre tour, educational workshops and an annual theatre season (April-October). It also has a shop, bar and brasserie.

Greenwich Royal Tours

Greenwich Pier

Greenwich was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997. Major venues include: Cutty Sark, Greenwich Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House and the Old Royal Naval College. Greenwich Royal Tours do guided walking tours with all admissions included, with full day, half day and evening pub tours available.

Southwark Cathedral

London Bridge City Pier

Southwark Cathedral is London’s oldest Gothic church. It has connections with William Shakespeare, US university benefactor John Harvard and the first English poet, John Gower. Drop by on Monday lunchtimes for an organ recital or Tuesday afternoons at 3:30pm for a short music recital.

Rose Theatre Exhibition

Bankside Pier

The Rose, built in 1587, was the first Elizabethan theatre on Bankside and was where Shakespeare learnt his craft. Shakespeare’s Globe exhibition offers tours of the nearby Rose Theatre site to pre-booked groups. The Rose Theatre also hosts a series of theatrical performances.

Museum of London Docklands

Canary Wharf Pier

From Roman settlement to modern regeneration, the Museum of London Docklands reveals the long history of London as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. With archaeological finds, fascinating tours, films and events, this is one of the capital’s real hidden gems.

Cutty Sark

Greenwich Pier

Following an ambitious six-year conservation project Cutty Sark reopened in April 2012. The ship has been raised over three metres allowing visitors the unique and jaw-dropping experience of walking underneath a nineteenth century sailing ship, the last surviving tea clipper and the fastest and greatest of her time.

Old Royal Naval College

Greenwich Pier

The Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) is Sir Christopher Wren’s twin-domed riverside masterpiece and one of London’s most famous landmarks.

The iconic buildings stand on the site of Greenwich Palace, Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence and include the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, Painted Hall and Chapel. You can find out more about the ORNC’s intriguing past by joining one of their daily guided tours.

 

Charlton House

Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier

This ornate Jacobean house of a royal courtier was built between 1607 and 1612. Today its opulent rooms are home to a wide range of public events and community groups. Take time out to visit the tea rooms and gardens. 

The Royal Arsenal Firepower and Greenwich Heritage Centre

Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier

For more than 300 years the Royal Arsenal was a walled, secret enclave where weapons of war were manufactured. It now houses The Royal Artillery Museum and the Greenwich Heritage Centre – the local museum and history library.

Churchill War Rooms

London Eye Pier

Visit Churchill War Rooms, part of Imperial War Museums, to discover the original Cabinet War Rooms, the wartime bunker which sheltered Churchill and his staff during the Blitz. Explore the historic rooms to experience the secret history that lives on underground. Look through the lens of history into the Map Room where the books and charts have remained exactly where they were left when the door was locked in 1945. Discover the stories of those who worked underground as London was being bombed above them, and explore the life and legacy of Winston Churchill in the interactive Churchill Museum.

Design Museum

London Bridge City Pier

Located on the River Thames near Tower Bridge the Design Museum offers an inspiring insight into the world of design with exhibitions on fashion, architecture, furniture, graphic, product, transport and digital design. Alongside an engaging programme of temporary exhibitions, talks and family activities, visitors can also enjoy the Design Museum’s Collection which includes a classic British telephone box, traffic lights, early computers and mobile phone designs as well fashion and furniture, providing an inspired introduction into the world of design.

Tate Britain

Millbank Pier

Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world from 1500 to the present day. The collection is free and you’ll find masterpieces by Gainsborough, Hogarth, Millais and Whistler, as well as outstanding contemporary artists such as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Damien Hirst. Tate Britain also hosts the largest collection of works by JMW Turner.

National Gallery

Embankment Pier

The National Gallery displays over 2000 Western European paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. Discover inspiring art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir and Van Gogh. Admission is free. There are special exhibitions, lectures, audio-visual programmes, guided tours and holiday events for the whole family.

Somerset House

Embankment Pier

Somerset House is an imposing neo-classical building in the heart of the city. During the summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard and in winter you can skate on London’s favourite ice rink. Somerset House also hosts open-air concerts and films, contemporary art and design exhibitions, family workshops and free guided tours of spaces usually hidden to visitors.

Bankside Gallery

Bankside Pier

Home to the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Bankside Gallery shows a changing programme of exhibitions which includes contemporary watercolours and original prints by members of the two societies. Almost all works are available for sale and the gallery’s bookshop stocks a wide range of books, materials and cards for art lovers.

Tate Modern

Bankside Pier

The finest display of international modern art in Britain, housed in the former Bankside Power Station transformed by architects Herzog & De Meuron. Entrance to the permanent collection and Turbine Hall is free. Tate Modern also holds world-acclaimed temporary exhibitions as well as an extensive children’s programme. 

The Wernher Collection at Ranger

Greenwich Pier

This early 18th Century house was the residence of the Rangers of Greenwich Park. Now on display inside is a wide range of over 700 works of art originally collected by the diamond magnate Sir Julius Wernher.

Menier Chocolate Factory

Bankside Pier

It’s not a factory and it doesn’t make chocolate, but it does produce some of the most exciting and innovative theatre in town. Whether it’s world premieres of new writing or lavish revivals of classic musicals, there is something in the programme to suit all theatrical tastes. This award-winning theatre has been a full-time producing house since 2003.

Greenwich Theatre

Greenwich Pier

Originally built as a music hall in 1855, Greenwich Theatre has hosted both live performance and film over the years. Extensively renovated in 1969, it now presents a wide variety of plays and musical theatre.

Vinopolis

Bankside Pier

If you enjoy wine you’ll love Vinopolis! The self-guided wine tasting experience lets you explore different tasting zones and choose from over 100 wines, spirits and Champagne to taste. Wine hosts are on hand to share their knowledge, make recommendations and answer any questions you may have. Vinopolis also run monthly masterclasses and events.   

Borough Market

London Bridge City Pier

Borough Market offers specialities directly from the producers: organic products, a delicatessen, cheese, wines, fish and imported continental fare. If you’re not familiar with the produce on the stalls, or you’re not sure how to cook it, just ask.

Hays Galleria

London Bridge City Pier

Traditional craft and market stalls decorate the walkways sharing their ornate surroundings with the permanent shops. Open every day, the stalls offer a variety of products from jewellery to paintings and ceramics to designer children’s wear. 

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Pier

Greenwich Market is packed full of a stunning array of unique and distinctive arts and crafts, mouth-watering produce and food-to-go. With its vibrant atmosphere and wide range of stalls, Greenwich Market is an essential part of any visit to historic Greenwich.

HMS Belfast

London Bridge City Pier

HMS Belfast tells the stories of life on board this warship during the Second World War and beyond. Explore nine decks of amazing history, from the heavily protected Shell Rooms to the sights and sounds of the interactive Operations Room. Hear veterans’ stories in the Life at Sea exhibition and immerse yourself in the midst of a battle in the Gun Turret Experience.

National Maritime Museum

Greenwich Pier

The largest and most important museum of its kind in the world, the National Maritime Museum tells the story of Britain and the sea and the importance of the ocean in our lives today, through fascinating artefacts and accounts of discovery and adventure. With a rich programme of blockbuster temporary exhibitions in the purpose-built Sammy Ofer Wing, and an ever-developing series of galleries and displays including the new, acclaimed ‘Nelson, Navy, Nation’ gallery, the Museum brings alive everything from historical adventure to modern issues and the continuing importance of sea trade and the sea as a focus of leisure and cultural interest.

Queen’s House

Greenwich Pier

Inigo Jones’s Queen’s House completed around 1638, was once a richly furnished summer villa for Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I. It is now an elegant setting for fine art and entertaining, displaying the history of Greenwich in paintings from the museum’s world-class art collection.

The Fan Museum

Greenwich Pier

The only museum in the world devoted to the elegant fashion accessory of more gracious days. Changing exhibitions of fans are displayed in two immaculately restored early Georgian houses.

St. Alfege Church

Greenwich Pier

Roaming Danes murdered St Alfege, Archbishop of Canterbury, on the site of the church in 1012. The present church, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, was opened in 1714.

The Library Lounge

London Eye Pier

What could be more quintessentially English than taking Afternoon Tea in one of London’s most iconic buildings?  The stunning 5* Library Lounge in the London Marriott Hotel County Hall Hotel offers a traditional Afternoon Tea infused with the history and traditions of the iconic Thames-side County Hall.  

Gillray’s Steakhouse

London Eye Pier

Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar offer the best steak and cocktails and a fantastic view over London's Big Ben.

They serve the best Aberdeen Angus steak sourced from England and aged for 35 days and a menu full of English classics with the highest quality service. 

Quadrato Restaurant

Canary Wharf Pier

Whether for a meal or drink, you'll love the authentic Italian cuisine at the stylish Quadrato Restaurant and at the chic Bar Quadrato.  Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Quadrato Restaurant is located at Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf.

Cantina Del Point

London Bridge City Pier

A traditional Italian trattoria by the River Thames, offering a warm welcome; Cantina is the perfect spot for a quick bite of lunch or relaxed dinner.

Butlers Wharf Chop House

London Bridge City Pier

Butlers Wharf Chop House is a restaurant devoted to ‘really good British food’, serving traditional, simple and honest fare. Situated on the riverside near London Bridge, we have a magnificent view across to Tower Bridge, the Docklands and beyond.

Le Pont de la Tour

London Bridge City Pier

Le Pont de la Tour combines traditional yet innovative French cuisine, knowledgeable and friendly staff, thoughtful design that evokes the Parisian chic of the 1930s and stunning views of the City and Tower Bridge

One Canada Square Restaurant and Bar

Canary Wharf Pier

One Canada Square is open Monday to Friday for breakfast, lunches, post-work cocktails and relaxed dinners as well as leisurely Saturday brunches and evening meals.  With its own private cocktail bar and views across the lobby and the Olympic park in the distance, The Mezzanine is the ideal location for exclusive events or meetings, with canapés and cocktails for parties up to 80 or exquisite private dining for up to 32 guests. 

Chelsea Riverside Brasserie

Chelsea Harbour

Chelsea Riverside Brasserie delivers a British interpretation of simple, timeless dishes, with a focus on the quality and purity of locally sourced ingredients. The brasserie offers all-day dining in an informal atmosphere, so you can enjoy everything from a light snack to a full three-course meal.

The Harbour Bar

Chelsea Harbour

The Harbour Bar is open all day for a relaxed afternoon tea or a tranquil harbourside lunch. The Asian-inspired menu features fresh nigiri and sushi platters, fragrant Thai specialties or traditional dishes such as caesar salad, beef burgers and the classic club sandwich. After dark, The Harbour Bar becomes a cosy cocktail destination.

Skylon

London Eye Pier

Situated on the third floor of the Southbank Centre, London's cultural epicentre, Skylon boasts outstanding views over the River Thames from its huge floor-to-ceiling windows. The main Restaurant features modern British cuisine from executive head chef Adam Gray. In the more informal Grill, expect quality ingredients, simply cooked with natural flavours shining through.    

Aqua Shard

London Bridge City Pier

Aqua shard, located on level 31 of The Shard, serves innovative contemporary British cuisine and boasts breath-taking views from its main dining room, private event spaces and spectacular three-storey high atrium bar. 

Hutong

London Bridge City Pier

Situated on level 33 of The Shard, Hutong serves the fascinating and diverse cuisines of Northern China and is based on the much-loved restaurant of the same name in Hong Kong. 

Gaucho – Tower Bridge

London Bridge City Pier

Gaucho offers à la carte dining for 135 covers and a luxurious lounge bar. With views framed by Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and City Hall, Gaucho makes the ideal setting for an evening drink, romantic dinner or a relaxing Sunday brunch.

Gaucho – Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Pier

The Gaucho Grill has a large summer terrace where guests can enjoy alfresco drinking and dining. Enjoy a little bit of Latin America in the city.

Plateau Restaurant

Canary Wharf Pier

Plateau sits in a prime fourth floor location in Canada Place, opposite Canary Wharf tower.  This stylish, futuristic restaurant offers awe inspiring views of the surrounding cityscape.

Plateau has two distinct dining areas: the main restaurant serves contemporary French food from Head Chef Allan Pickett, who uses the best seasonal ingredients; the Bar & Grill offers more informal dishes in a relaxed setting.  

The Ship & Whale

Greenland Pier

One of the oldest original buildings in the area, this is a great authentic pub with good food and ale. There’s an outdoor barbeque area too.

Admiral Hardy

Greenwich Pier

Celebrate the simple pleasures in life in this traditional pub where all are welcome. Sit, drink, relax, and enjoy the perfect pint.

Trafalgar Tavern

Greenwich Pier

Regency splendour beside The Thames. Taste real ale, and authentic whitebait. Enjoy the riverside views.

The Old Brewery

Greenwich Pier

By day the main hall functions as a buzzy and lively cafe. By night the room is transformed into a vibrant restaurant. The annex bar and courtyard offer an all-day menu. As well as the locally crafted Meantime beers, there’s a large menu of more than 50 classic ales from around the world.

Gaucho – The O2

North Greenwich Pier

Gaucho features a 100 cover cocktail lounge and a 136 cover restaurant adjoined by a luxurious balcony lounge. Gaucho offers a wine tasting boutique that can host up to 12 guests, an 18 cover private dining room and a 24 cover VIP suite inside the main arena with spectacular views of the shows.

Las Iguanas

North Greenwich Pier

Delicious pan-Latin American food made fresh to order and funky fruit cocktails are served up in this vibrant restaurant and bar overlooking the Thames.

Rodizio Rico – The O2

North Greenwich Pier

A South American dining experience at London’s only authentic Brazilian grill. 

The View from The Shard

London Bridge City Pier

Don’t miss your chance to see London from the top of The Shard. At 1,016ft, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe. You can visit levels 68, 69, and 72 – which is open to the elements and offers a far-reaching panorama of the city. The Shard is London’s newest attraction, so book your tickets now to avoid the queues.

Tower Bridge

Tower Millennium Pier

Enjoy the view from the fully accessible high-level walkways. Learn about the history of the bridge and visit the Victorian engine rooms which are home to the original steam engines that used to power the bridge lifts. The bridge is raised about 1000 times a year and is a popular spectacle. Plan your visit to coincide with one.

Emirates Air Line

North Greenwich Pier

Fly the Emirates Air Line over the Thames, London’s first and only urban cable car experience. Enjoy spectacular views of the city from heights of 90 meters as you travel between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks.

Up at The O2

North Greenwich Pier

There’s nothing quite like adventuring over the roof of The O2 and stopping at the summit’s observation platform to take in a spectacular 360° degree panorama of London’s most recognisable landmarks. Once you’ve made it to the top there are no limits; you’ll be free to move around and take as many photos as you like, ably informed by your expert guide.

Thames RIB Experience

North Greenwich Pier

Experience London from the River Thames via an exhilarating RIB speedboat ride. You won’t only see and receive a guided commentary on London’s spectacular modern and historical sights you will be filled with adrenaline once those turbo engines are engaged and you are travelling at high speed. Life jackets and waterproof clothing are provided to ensure passengers can travel in complete safety and comfort, whatever the weather. Ideal for corporate and family days out! What are you waiting for? Book a Thames RIB Experience today, and prepare for the ride of a lifetime! (Pre-booking is recommended) Thames Rib Experience serve Embankment, Tower Millennium and North Greenwich for The O2

Houses of Parliament

Embankment Pier

Tours run most Saturdays all year round, and Tuesday to Saturday during the summer. The 75-minute guided tours start by following the route taken by The Queen at the state opening of parliament - from The Queen’s Robing Room, through the Royal Gallery and into the Lords and Commons Chambers. The tours end in Westminster Hall, where Guy Fawkes and King Charles I were tried and where Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama have addressed parliament in recent years.

London Eye

London Eye Pier

At 135 meters, the London Eye is the world’s tallest observation wheel, with 40 kilometer panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual flight in one of the 32 glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes, offering wide-ranging views of London and its famous landmarks. 

South Bank London

London Eye Pier

The South Bank is a beautiful riverside stretch including a unique mix of cultural venues, attractions, shopping and dining. It’s the perfect location for a relaxing afternoon stroll or an evening of entertainment. With a packed programme of art, theatre, exhibitions, music, film and free events, the South Bank is an inspiring place to explore for all ages.

Covent Garden

Embankment Pier

Covent Garden is a world-famous district with a great mix of shops, restaurants, entertainment and culture. The neighbourhood’s new take on luxury mixes premium retailers with one-off craft stalls, street theatre with the Royal Opera House and world-class brands with emerging designers, creating a vibrant retail and leisure district.

Trafalgar Square

Embankment Pier

Trafalgar Square is home to Nelson’s Column, the iconic stone lions, the famous Fourth Plinth and a lot of pigeons. You’ll often find cultural events, performances, shows and other special activities going on in the square by the fountains. At Christmas, you’ll find the biggest Christmas tree in London, an annual gift from the city of Oslo.

The British Museum

Embankment Pier

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history. Enjoy the treasures of world cultures under one roof, centred around the magnificent Great Court. World-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies are visited by up to 6 million people per year. The museum’s special exhibitions, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and the cultures they represent.

Shakespeare’s Globe

Bankside Pier

Visit Bankside, the Soho of Elizabethan London and experience today’s working theatre. Shakespeare’s Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open-air playhouse designed in 1599 where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed. Shakespeare’s Globe is open year-round, with an exhibition, theatre tour, educational workshops and an annual theatre season (April-October). It also has a shop, bar and brasserie.

Tower of London

Tower Millennium Pier

The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, holds some of the most remarkable stories from across the centuries. Despite a grim reputation as a place of torture and death, this powerful and enduring fortress has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armoury and for a number of years even housed a zoo!

The O2

North Greenwich Pier

As well as being home to the world’s most popular music venue, The O2 over 21 restaurants and the Brooklyn Bowl. Alternatively experience the adventure of walking over the famous roof at Up at The O2. The views extend for miles.