We ended up taking the boat all the way to Greenwich and back. We had entertaining commentary, and it was a nice day to be on the river, so we went all the way. They’re not true guides, but the crew do a great job narrating and sharing history and tidbits. A big German tour group joined the boat on the way back.
A Thames River cruise was included in the price of our bus tour so we took it the following morning, since the weather was nice.
Westminster, from the river.
The London Eye is quite large.
I used to cross that bridge going to work every day.
Cleopatra's Needle, the oldest monument in London. Oh, and the building I used to work in.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, reconstructed as it would have been in his day. Only thatched roof in London since the Great Fire.
There are old pubs along the river too.
Reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake's The Golden Hind.
The Tower of London, from the river.
Traitor's Gate at the Tower
Tower Bridge, looking back upstream toward Westminster.
For Oliver! (Twist) fans, that inlet is where Fagan dropped the treasure in the ooze.
The Cutty Sark.
Statue of Boudicea. We're back at Westminster now.