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Thames River Rover Pass + Tower of London + St. Paul’s Cathedral

Thames River Rover Pass + Tower of London + St. Paul’s Cathedral

River Thames Sightseeing Cruise

As the River Thames snakes its way through London there is history at every bend. You can see and experience the River Thames Sights from the relaxed comfort of this hop on and hop off all day River Red Rover Cruise. You can hop on and off at Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier.

Westminster Pier is close to Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Horse Guards, Whitehall, Cabinet War Rooms.and Churchill Museum.

London Eye Pier is adjacent to the London Eye, London Aquarium and close to the world-renowned South Bank arts complex.

Tower Pier is right along side the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Greenwich Pier provides easy access to the World Heritage Centre of Greenwich, home of the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, the National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, the Old Royal Observatory.  On Wednesdays to Sundays Greenwich also has a traditional covered market

 

The Tower of London

One of the most famous buildings in the world, the Tower of London was constructed in the 11th century – almost a 1,000 years ago and has been witness to countless significant events in the development of Britain’s now democratic monarchy.

During your tour of the Tower of London you will meet the magnificent Yeoman Warders or ‘Beefeaters’, clad as they were in Tudor times, hear the legend of the ravens and spine chilling tales from the Tower’s long history. See the infamous Bloody Tower where the Princes were murdered, Beauchamp Tower where visitors can read carved inscriptions of past prisoners and Traitors Gate where those unlucky enough not to survive imprisonment had their heads impaled – and much more.

We sell at less than the gate price, which gives you access to all the Towers and Attractions, as well as the unique Gift Shops, the historic New Armouries Restaurant, Tower Cafe and Kiosk. Your Tower ticket also includes entry to the Crown Jewels.

 

St. Paul’s Cathedral 

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren in the late seventeenth century, St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the world’s most beautiful and best-loved buildings. A potent symbol of the life of the nation, its stones have absorbed the hopes, fears, sorrows and joys of generations; an enduring symbol of both the past and the present. Majestic, timeless and atmospheric, St Paul’s welcomes many thousands of visitors through its doors each year for services, concerts, debates, educational events, performing arts and sightseeing. Recently transformed by state-of-the-art restoration techniques, the light flooding the internal space of the Cathedral highlights the luminescent Portland stone and brings mosaics, carvings, paintings and sculpture to life.

Visitors and worshippers can witness Wren’s original vision and see his Cathedral as crisp and magnificent as the day it was completed. Gazing up into Wren’s crowning glory, the lofty and awe-inspiring Dome of St Paul’s, is just one of the highlights of a visit to this remarkable Cathedral. But of course, the pinnacle of any trip to St Paul’s has to be the winding journey up the spiral staircase to the Whispering Gallery to sample its unique audio effects before travelling up and out to the Stone and Golden Galleries, which afford a panoramic view of London that is second to none.

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Tower of London + The Shard & FREE Tower Bridge

Tower of London + The Shard & FREE Tower Bridge

The View from The Shard
Included Highlights:

– Breathtaking 360-degree views across London from the tallest building in Western Europe
– See Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Gherkin and the London Eye from a new perspective
– Enjoy informative commentary via interactive telescopes
– No time restriction on your stay
– Avoid waiting in the queues with fast-track entry

The Shard is an iconic, landmark building on the London skyline, designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. At a height of 1,016ft (310m), the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and will be a dynamic symbol of London, recognisable throughout the world.

The View is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72, and almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. Prepare to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above of one of the greatest cities on earth. On arrival at Level 00, you will be drawn into the tapestry of London with glimpses of the city laid out before you. Travelling skyward in two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, you’ll swiftly reach Level 68 – a cloudscape above the world.

Then journey to Level 69 where the view is revealed and London opens out before you. Here, in the sky above London, you’ll experience an astonishing 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view over the city and beyond where the past, present and future of London will be unfurled beneath you, brought to life in multimedia displays.

For the best view in town, ascend to Level 72, at 244m, the highest public level of The Shard. You’ll be exposed to the elements with sounds of the city around you. Looking up, you’ll see the shards of glass that form the top of this skyscraper as they disappear upwards into the sky.

Tower of London

One of the most famous buildings in the world, the Tower of London was constructed in the 11th century – almost a 1,000 years ago and has been witness to countless significant events in the development of Britain’s now democratic monarchy.

During your tour of the Tower of London you will meet the magnificent Yeoman Warders or ‘Beefeaters’, clad as they were in Tudor times, hear the legend of the ravens and spine chilling tales from the Tower’s long history. See the infamous Bloody Tower where the Princes were murdered, Beauchamp Tower where visitors can read carved inscriptions of past prisoners and Traitors Gate where those unlucky enough not to survive imprisonment had their heads impaled – and much more.

We sell at less than the gate price, which gives you access to all the Towers and Attractions, as well as the unique Gift Shops, the historic New Armouries Restaurant, Tower Cafe and Kiosk. Your Tower ticket also includes entry to the Crown Jewels.

All internal buildings close 30 minutes after the last admission.
The Tower closes one hour after the last admission.
We recommend that you allow 2-3 hours for your visit to the Tower.
The Tower is closed 24-26 December and 1 January (inclusive).

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Over 100 years ago, the Victorians built a bridge that has become one of London’s most famous landmarks. High level walkways were built to allow people to cross the Thames whilst the Bridge was lifted to let tall ships sail past – Tower Bridge

Today these Walkways act as viewing galleries, giving visitors the most spectacular views across an ever changing London skyline.

Walkways & Exhibition:
Visitors enter Tower Bridge Exhibition via the North Tower. They are then transported by lift to the top of the Tower (47 metres above the Thames) where they have a unique opportunity to see the Bridge’s steel skeleton from within. A short film explains the history and provenance of the Bridge and then there is the chance to admire the spectacular views – from both covered Walkways.

On the east Walkway there are fantastic views of the Docklands and from the west Walkway you can see the new GLA building, the Tower of London, St Paul’s, the city, the Pool of London and Big Ben and the London Eye in the distance.

Interactive computerised kiosks and graphic panels explain the significance of the views to visitors, as well as providing more information on the history and building of the Bridge. The interactive material and graphic panels are written in seven languages and an audio loop for the hard of hearing is also in place for the video show. There is another film to view in the South Tower before descending for the short walk to the historical Engine Rooms, included in your ticket price.

Victorian Engine Rooms:
These provide a fascinating insight into late 19th century engineering. Installed for the completion of Tower Bridge in 1894, these huge, and beautifully maintained, coal-driven engines were used to power the thousands of bascule Bridge lifts performed until 1976. Although lifts are now operated by electricity, the original steam engines are still in place. The Engine Rooms give visitors a chance to experiment with models demonstrating the technology behind the Bridge. There are also some amazing photographs of  Tower BridgeTthroughout its lifetime – including a revealing picture of the heavy steel structure of the Bridge as the stone cladding was installed over it.

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River Roamer Pass + London Aquarium

River Roamer Pass + London Aquarium

Thames Clippers – River Roamer Pass

Established in 1999 with just one boat, KPMG Thames Clippers now carry over 7000 passengers per day. Our company continues to expand as more and more people appreciate the advantages of river travel. The River Thames is centrally located and our service runs East to West through the middle of the city. This route is perfect for commuters needing to get through town fast and for visitors wanting to either stop off at or just admire London’s finest landmarks.

For visitors to London, and Londoners looking for a day out, the River Roamer joins-up cultural, history and fun along the a stretch of the river that boasts the highest concentration of tourist attractions in Europe. With a Thames Clippers 1 Day River Roamer ticket you can hop-on and hop-off along the banks of the Thames between Millbank Pier to Royal Arsenal Woolwich, including Waterloo Pier, Embankment pier, Tower Pier, Canary Wharf, Greenwich Pier and North Greenwich (for the O2, London’s most popular venue for concerts and events). Create your own London itinerary as you cruise the Thames, hopping on and off where you please, adhering to your own schedule and no-one else’s. Our boats have clean, spacious, relaxing, climate controlled seating areas. With Thames Clipperspassengers arrive at their destination in comfort. Our fleet of high speed catamarans are simply luxurious. The seating is spacious and comfortable, snacks and refreshments are available all day and spectacular views of the local landmarks are a given. Crucially, our service is also competitively priced, fast and frequent – with boats leaving major piers every 20 minutes.

Our boats are all wheelchair and pram accessible at boarding points, in the interior and in the toilet facilities. Ramps are used for passenger boarding and unloading at each pier. Please ask the crew for boarding assistance if needed.

 

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

The SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life and the jewel in the crown of the 28 SEA LIFE attractions in the UK and Europe. Situated in the heart of London, the experience takes visitors on an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor.

The mysterious experience, spread over three floors, starts by taking a submarine style lift to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the journey, a stunning glass tunnel walkway offers guests an unforgettable experience by strolling underneath a Tropical Ocean. There is plenty of interaction along the way, from feeding the stingrays and watching diving displays to touch pools and discovery zones. Other stars of the show include green turtles, seahorses, octopus, zebra sharks and the ever popular clown fish. The true highlight however, commences as guests complete their journey in the deeper darker zone of the Pacific Ocean – take a walk on the wild side and watch 10 species of shark swim beneath your feet from a suspended glass platform.

As well as allowing millions of people to discover the marvels of the marine world, the SEA LIFE network has an important role to play in helping safeguard our seas and their inhabitants for the future. The SEA LIFE London Aquarium provides the UK with a leading centre of excellence on marine management, conservation, preservation and education in the heart of the capital.

CROCODILES TO TAKE UP RESIDENCE AT SEA LIFE LONDON AQUARIUM

Crocodiles, Piranhas, a family of Poison Arrow Frogs and a host of exotic aquatic creatures will be taking up residence in an entirely new Rainforests of the World area at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium this Easter. Rainforests of the World will totally replace the existing rainforest area and provide a snapshot into the vulnerable eco-systems of Malaysia, West Africa and South America. In an immersive journey across three continents guests will get up close and personal with some of the rainforests’ most famous and feared residents. A pair of 6 ft West African Dwarf Crocodiles will be just snapping distance away in a specially created wetland habitat mirroring their African home. The family of highly toxic Poison Arrow Frogs will provide a kaleidoscope of colour, but watch out for the alluring yellow Golden Dart Frog, the most lethal of them all. Continuing the small but deadly theme is one of Europe’s biggest collections of Piranha fish famed for their flesh eating frenzies.

The new experience is the latest development in the rejuvenation of the attraction which was transformed into the SEA LIFE London Aquarium last year and its March 2010 completion will mark the first anniversary of its re-opening in Easter 2009. As well as the exciting new Rainforests of The World, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to thousands of marine creatures from every part of the world including 46 sharks, and boasts some breathtaking features including a stunning tropical glass tunnel walkway and a nerve testing Shark Walk finale, plus an ongoing programme of interactive family friendly activities.

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London Dungeon + River Roamer Pass

London Dungeon + River Roamer Pass

Thames Clippers

Established in 1999 with just one boat, KPMG Thames Clippers now carry over 7000 passengers per day. Our company continues to expand as more and more people appreciate the advantages of river travel. The River Thames is centrally located and our service runs East to West through the middle of the city. This route is perfect for commuters needing to get through town fast and for visitors wanting to either stop off at or just admire London’s finest landmarks.

London Dungeon

With a full cast of 20 brilliant actors in 18 new shows, rich sets, special effects and 2 exciting new rides, we’ll take you on a unique 90 minute thrill-filled journey through 1000 years of London’s murky past. 

Come with us and meet London’s most infamous villains, rogues and rascals. Head-off on the all new Boat Ride to Traitor’s Gate and encounter Henry VIII.  Remember, remember the 5th November in a new show with Guy Fawkes – it’s sure to be explosive. 

Have a short, back and sides courtesy of Sweeney Todd and ‘meat’ Mrs Lovett.  She’s got fingers in a few pies. Fancy an evening stroll?  Jack the Ripper would love to take you out in Old Whitechapel.

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Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise

Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise

Afternoon Tea while cruising along the Thames. What a civilised way to pass the afternoon. Why not gather a group of like minded friends to enjoy a gentle cruise and cake. And if the mood takes you, perhaps a glass of something bubbly?

Of course afternoon tea wouldn’t be right without scones, jam and a generous dollop of cream, so fear not you’ll find those along with the selection of finger sandwiches and cakes. Yum yum. Plus of course tea! In fact an almost endless supply if that’s what takes your fancy.

As the perfect antidote to a mornings serious retail therapy, or perhaps as a curtain raiser to an evening at the theatre, why not join us on the river for a relaxing cruise past London’s riverside landmarks. And when you’ve finished off your tea, you can always stroll upstairs to take in the the 360 degree views of London’s riverside landmarks. A more elegant way to explore London’s sights from the warmth and comfort of the City Cruises fleet.

 

Highlights

– The best way to see London is from the river Thames.
– Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea Cruise with a back drop of the most famous sights of London.
– A Traditional Afternoon Tea includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a selection of delicious cakes – – and unlimited tea and coffee.
– The on-board bar offers a wide range of soft and alcoholic drinks.
– The newly refurbished Millennium of London boat is a very stylish venue suitable for any occasion. 

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Thames Lunch Cruise

Thames Lunch Cruise

Enjoy a London lunch venue with a difference with City Cruises on their lunchtime cruises on the Thames. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch including tea or coffee against a backdrop of world famous sights such as the House of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the sparkling new ‘Shard’. A bar is available throughout offering a wide choice of soft and alcoholic drinks, while a live commentary will allow you to learn something new if you desire. Cruises last one hour and forty five minutes which gives you plenty of time to enjoy both the view and the company.

 

Menu

Thyme, Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Supreme of Chicken with Creamy Leek, Tarragon and Mushroom Sauce served with Dauphinoise Potato

Thyme, Rosemary and Lemon Roasted Supreme of Chicken with Creamy Leek, Tarragon and Mushroom Sauce served with Dauphinoise Potato and Seasonal Vegetables ~ White, Dark and Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake with Raspberry Sauce ~ Tea or Coffee

Vegetarian Menu*

Homemade Hot Pot of Roast Pumpkin, Wild Mushrooms, Aubergine, Spinach in a rich Tomato Sauce and Basil Pesto, crust served with Dauphinoise Potato and Seasonal Vegetables ~ White, Dark and Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake with Raspberry Sauce ~ Tea or Coffee

 

*Please contact us directly to pre-order the vegetarian menu. Please note the Vegetarian Menu MUST be pre-ordered before the day of sailing. 48 hours advance notice must be given.

*Gluten free meals are also available. Please contact us directly as this MUST be pre-ordered before the day of sailing. 48 hours advance notice must be given.

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