To follow are a series of blogs created by Coutours. These help stitch together the fascinating fabric of London into a series of interesting tales and stories to showcase London in all its glory.
I have a feeling after the recent snow that you are thinking to yourself “Wouldn’t it be nice to go on a luxurious cruise right about now?” While London may not offer the oasis lifestyle of a Caribbean Island, you need look no further for a fun and lively trip through historical London along the river Thames. A cruise? Along the Thames? OK, so I lied about the cruise bit, there is no cabin service and no captain’s table but you will get to see more on a 30 minute jaunt up and down the Thames than for several hours on a cruise ship!
Not only will you see attractions and sights galore, did you know that the river Thames is home to over 119 species of fish, as well as otters, voles, and eels? Sounds like an oceanic expedition in the making if you ask me!
All aboard the Thames Clipper! This serves as both transportation for locals and also a fun way to see some of the city most notable attractions for those visiting the city. I will say that this is a comfortable, fun and very relaxed way to travel around town as long as you are not in a hurry. While gazing out of the windows of the boat you may see such sights as Tower Bridge which has over 40,00 daily visitors or the Emirates Air Line cable cars which offer astonishing views of London skyline. How about looking at St. Paul’s Cathedral or Shakespeare Globe theatre from a different angle? This cruise is certainly guaranteed to give you a bang for your buck. No need for a travel agents or hundreds of hours on booking websites, this cruise is easily accessible by topping up your oyster card or booking tickets on the Thames clipper website.
If you’re hungry on board the 5 Star voyage why not hop off and grab lunch at “The Ship and Whale” one of the oldest authentic pubs in London located at Greenland Pier. Or take a bite at one of the many places to eat in St Katherine’s Dock next to the Tower of London.
Are the young ones getting a little sea sick? No worries! Hop off at Embankment Pier and on to terra firma and maybe treat them to The Lion King at Lyceum theatre or Matilda at The Cambridge theatre – if you can get tickets.
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As a tour guide and a lover of London, I will be writing a series of interesting stories about London; tales I have heard, places I have visited, tasty food I have eaten and delicious drinks I have enjoyed. Watch out for this every week or so.