Guided walk along London’s river

, Bankside, London51.509669 -0.098378

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
Every Saturday
11 AM to 12.45 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£10 per person — There's no need to book in advance, just meet the guide at the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral

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Without the Thames, there would be no London. It's the City's lifeblood... bringing it prosperity, defence but also deadly disease. Over the centuries it has acted as a motorway, a burial ground, a frozen playground, and the setting for some of the country's finest buildings.

This guided walk will begin outside the City Information Centre (opposite St. Paul's Cathedral) and take you to see some of the best buildings nearby. You'll look at the re-constructed Globe Theatre (a replica of Shakespeare's Elizabethan playhouse), the re-purposed Tate Modern art gallery (an old power station on Bankside), and Norman Foster's new Millennium Bridge (where young couples snap padlocks to signify their love). You'll also see famous landmarks like The Shard and Tower Bridge.

If you like the sound of this river walk then how about seeing even more of the river on an open-top boat? There are two boat companies that Craig recommends: City Cruises and TRS (Thames River Services). You can read Craig's review of City Cruises and his TRS review on his blog before you go (TRS is slightly better, because the boats are usually a lot less busy).


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If you enjoy Millennium Bridge then you might like to visit London Bridge (you can walk it 10 mins), St. Paul’s Cathedral (you can walk it in 6 mins), Tate Modern (you can walk it in 4 mins), Tower Bridge (walk it in 22 mins or catch the tube from Blackfriars to Tower Hill) and Westminster Bridge (walk it in 24 mins or catch the tube from Blackfriars to Westminster)

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