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We want to take a boat ride on the thames please

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By Local September 29, 2017
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We want to take a boat ride on the thames please

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By celeste Local September 29, 2017

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As others have said the commuter ferries provide good cheap options if you just want to get out on the river. If you want a tour guided option there are proper tour boats that go slowly but the rib boat versions are a lot more fun. I haven’t done a slow boat tour since I was a teenager but I did the Thames Rib Experience a couple of years ago and it was great. They still do the tour with some interesting facts and stories but you also get a faster ride out to the further bits of the river. I’d recommend it.
Local October 2, 2017
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Friends how long u r here for as if u get an oyster trtravelcatd then u get a discount when u book tickets for a boat trip on the Thames
Local October 1, 2017
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You can take the Thames River bus and hop on and off at different parts of London
TfL website will tell you all you need to know
Local October 1, 2017
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Take a public transport boat from Westminster pier. Cheap, safe and you will see all the sights
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Local September 30, 2017
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Use the public transport boats that go from Westminster pier. Cheap, clean, safe and you will see all the sights. Get off at Putney and visit one of the many really good old pubs right by the river. It's where the Oxford v Cambridge boat race is held every year
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Local September 30, 2017
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Get the Clipper boat from Embankment down to Greenwich which has lots to see for the visitor
Local September 30, 2017
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There are many boat rides you can take, from different locations, at night and during the day. I think City Cruises may be the best bet (www.citycruises.com). They offer guided rides but also afternoon tea cruises, lunch cruises, dinner cruises & Cabaret shows. There are also daily circular cruise boats that stop at Embankment & Westminster piers, amongst others. It really depends if you want a sightseeing tour or something a bit more special. I hope you find the right one for you and have a great time.
Local September 29, 2017
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Plenty to choose from. Look at Groupon, Wowcher, LivingSocial and Travelzoo for discount offers.
Local September 29, 2017
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Same as below - try the commuter Water Ferry! Ititll be cheaper than an organized tour and you can get on/off where you like. I believe that it's only run in the week time so don't try do it on the weekend :) enjoy
Local September 29, 2017
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As Anna mentions below, City Cruises are quite popular.

If you don't need a "guided" boat trip, I suggest you use the Thames Clippers route boats https://www.thamesclippers.com/route-time-table
There is no commentary, but they are much cheaper and you can use your Oyster or contactless payment cards to pay the ticket. All the routes and time tables are shown in the link above.

An alternative could be these ones http://www.open-city.org.uk/activities/yearround/architecturetours.html

Enjoy
M
Local September 29, 2017
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Hi Celeste :)

http://www.citycruises.com/

These guys are quite good!! Hope you have a lovely time!!
A
Local September 29, 2017
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