Five Bridges & The Thames
London wouldn’t be London without the majestic River Thames.
At 215miles / 346km, from its source in Gloucestershire to its mouth in Essex, it’s England’s longest river.
But it’s in Central London that it really makes its mark, and that’s where we’ll pick up the trail for our Thames & Five Bridges tour.
The Thames is traversed by bridges, each very different in design and all affording fine views, of the river beneath and the feast of history and architecture alongside.
Our tour, aboard one of London’s classic red Routemaster buses, will take in the five most significant and picturesque Thames bridges, and your Guide will tell you all about the important places you’ll pass en route, including:
Lambeth Palace, home to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Palace of Westminster, where Britain’s Parliament meets in the shadow of Big Ben.
London Eye* – offering spectacular views of London, and an icon in its own right.
Royal Courts of Justice, home to the High Court and Court of Appeal since the 19th Century.
St Paul’s Cathedral*, Sir Christopher Wren’s domed masterpiece that miraculously survived the London Blitz.
HMS Belfast*, the Royal Navy veteran which fired one of the first shells on D Day.
The Tower of London*, the capital’s Royal Fortress, with some parts nearly 950 years old.
Tower Bridge* surely one of the finest landmarks of the Thames.
*depending on your time and the rest of your agenda, you may like to consider pre-booking a group visit here. Just let us know if you’d like us to schedule accordingly.
Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions and the location of your selected Start and End points.