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If a Thames voyage is on your London itinerary then book your tickets with Thames RIB Experience for an exhilarating and fun-filled speedboat tour. The digital personal assistant will keep you informed as you pass by the attractions and landmarks. The booking office and boarding station are only a few steps away from the Embankment subway station and are open all year round.
Thames River Services has been offering visitors tours of London for over 50 years. They started out only offering a cruise from Westminster to Greenwich, but have now expanded their services, offering tourists views of various popular landmarks and historical attractions, along the river Thames. Their guided cruise will offer you with magnificent views of the Houses of Parliament, Millennium Wheel, Cleopatra's Needle, Westminster Abbey and many more attractions. This is an apt cruise to undertake, for a quick glimpse of London.
In most of London's parks, diving into a water feature would be heavily frowned upon, but not at Hyde Park's wonderful Serpentine Lido. On the south side of this beautiful sweep of water, near the Lido Café and serene Diana Memorial Fountain, the wise folk who run the park have sectioned off a large square for urbanites and visitors alike to get back to nature and swim in wild water. On dingy grey days, swimmers are outnumbered by monochrome Canada geese, but it does get busy when the sun shines. They have a sunbathing area on a tiled terrace, changing rooms and a child safe paddling pool.
The London Waterbus Company operates cruises along the Regents Canal, to and from Camden Lock Market, Little Venice and London Zoo. These narrow boats are fashioned from converted cargo barges, and are oddly charming in their simplicity. Unlike most sightseeing cruises, a trip aboard the London Waterbus allows you to take in and appreciate the sights without the unnecessary chatter of an over-enthusiastic guide to disturb you. Although, if you do have any questions, the staff on board will be happy to share what they know. The cruise operates on an hourly basis from 10a to 5p, from April through September, and tickets are sold on board. Guided day trips are offered on Fridays, upon reservation.
You won't want to forget your camera when you head off on one of these cruises. A fleet of 15 boats provides sightseeing trips that run daily between London's four main destination piers: Westminster, Waterloo, Tower, and Greenwich. Some of the other things you'll catch a glimpse of as you make your way down the Thames are the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's, Tower Bridge and the Millennium Dome. There is also the London Showboat, which makes for a memorable night on the water with dancing, dinner, and cabaret.
Thames Clippers is the a well known passenger service provider. The clippers operate between the city-center on to Greenwich and Woolwich. The services are available to and from various destinations every twenty minutes for a small fare. They also provide services to the O2.