The river is a major shipping lane for the United Kingdom. It also attracts sports such as Rowing, Swimming, skiffing, Punting, Kayaking and canoeing, Sailing and Rowing. Apart from the sports, you will realize that River Thames is divided into piers and each pier has its own peculiar tourist attractions.

A breath taking view of London on a Circular Cruise

London, Brisbane and Washington DC have one thing in Common; they all have rivers running across their city streets. For London it is the River Thames, for Washington DC, the Potomac River and for Brisbane it is the Brisbane River. However, none of these rivers has as much commercial value to their hosting city as River Thames has to the city of London. The river runs through the counties of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Essex, and Kent and through towns such as London, Dartford, Gravesend, Southend.

The river is a major shipping lane for the United Kingdom. It also attracts sports such as Rowing, Swimming, skiffing, Punting, Kayaking and canoeing, Sailing and Rowing. Apart from the sports, you will realize that River Thames is divided into piers and each pier has its own peculiar tourist attractions. Below are some of the most popular piers with tourists.

Westminster Millennium Pier

This pier boasts some of the most scenic and historical buildings in the world. It is where the British legislature seats. Attractions here include; Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

Waterloo Millennium Pier

On this pier, you get to see the famous London eye, Visit the BFI IMAX Cinema, Visit the London Aquarium, See the FA Premiere league Hall of Fame, Attend a concert at the Royal Festival Hall and explore the Southbank Complex.

Embankment Pier

This is the second most popular pier. It features tourist attractions such as Cleopatra's Needle and the famous Trafalgar Square. Other attractions at the pier include Convent Garden and London's Transport Museum.

London's Bridge Pier

This pier is by far the most popular. It boasts some of the top most tourist attractions in London including HMS Belfast, London Dungeon, Hay's Galleria, Britain at War Museum, Old Operating Theater, South Walk Cathedral, Clink Museum and City hall.

The above piers are less than a quarter of the things you will see and visit on a circular cruise of London's River Thames. However, it should showcase the wealth of tourist destinations in London. A cruise around London is one of the most exciting tours on earth. The city is laden with history. From the Imperial protectorates and colonies of the former British Empire to the world wars fought by Britain, the city will never fail to mesmerize its visitors.

 

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