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Thames Cruises - river cruises in London

With Thames Cruises enjoy London's most comprehensive sightseeing cruise, with a full guide commentary and refreshments from the bar on board.

Departing from Westminster Pier close to the Houses of Parliament ans the London Eye Wheel, cruising down through the panoramic backdrop of historical and modern sights which line the river banks in the heart of London.

You will see St Paul's Cathedral and The Tower of London then passing under Tower Bridge the vessel will stop at St Katharine's by the Tower of London. Here you may disembark for sightseeing to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and St Katharine's Dock.
St Katharine's Dock was the home base of the famous tea clippers which raced back from India and Ceylon in order to get the best prices on the LOndon tea markets. Whilst still retaining its original warehouses and dock system St Katharine's is now a yacht marina.

On leaving St Katharine's the cruise takes you through the commercial heart of the river with it's converted warehouses and huge dock systems. You will see Greenwich Palace and the Observatory, the tea clipper "Cutty Sark" and the Millennium Dome.

After crossing the Greenwich Meridian you will pass through the Thames Flood Barrier, the largest moveable flood barrier in the world, built to stop London flooding.
You may disembark for a visit to the Thames BarrierVisitors Centre with a video show and working models explaining why it was necessary to build the barrier, how it was built and how it works.

Alternatively, you may stay on board and come straight back to Westminster.
Preparing for your visit. School trips.

Written guides are available in French and other languages.
For teachers and school trips, the Thames Barrier Visitors Centre offers teachers packs.

It is more convenient to access by rail, underground or bus.

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