Thursday, 6 November 2014

Enjoying top attractions on a Thames river cruise, London

The Thames River flows like a snake through the city center of London. It is a great way to explore wonderful buildings on both sides of the bank. Only the short distance between Houses of Parliament and the Tower Bridge is already unbelievable.

We took a longer trip up to Greenwich but the short part described above is the best. You see fantastic boats which have been transformed into restaurants or bars. The top attractions on the way are the London Eye, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Chard, the Tower of London, the Walkie Talkie and the Tower Bridge. Occasionally you see a speed boat flying by.

De Thames Rivier stroomt als een slang door het stadscentrum van Londen. Het is een uitstekende wijze om de prachtige gebouwen aan beide zijden van de oevers te aanschouwen. Enkel al de korte afstand tussen het Parlement en de Tower Bridge is ongelooflijk. 

Wij kozen voor een langere vaart maar het hierboven beschreven stuk is het meest interessante. Je ziet er fantastische boten die werden omgevormd tot restaurants of bars. De top bezienswaardigheden onderweg zijn het London Eye, Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, de Chard, de Tower of London, de Walkie Talkie en de Tower Bridge. Af en toe zie je een speedboot voorbij snellen.
 
Thames River Cruise London
Tower Bridge

Thames River Cruise London

Thames River Cruise London
Tower Bridge - Walkie Talkie Building

Thames River Cruise London
Skyline London

Thames River Cruise London
River Appartments

Thames River Cruise London

Thames River Cruise London
Metropolitan Police London

Thames River Cruise London

Thames River Cruise London
The Chard

Thames River Cruise London
Speedboat

Thames River Cruise London
Modern Buildings

Thames River Cruise London
Modern Buildings

Thames River Cruise London
Art Army ship

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Restaurant ship

Thames River Cruise London
London Eye

Thames River Cruise London
Big Ben

Thames River Cruise London
Harbour

Thames River Cruise London
Yachts

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14 comments:

  1. lovely river tour. the art boat is unique!

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  2. I love the boat that looks like a steamboat! Also the cool art ship. The building that looks like glass steps I love, office buildings I presume? What is the shorter, pointed, cylindrical building with stripes around it? That is my favorite building.

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  3. enig m zo de skyline te kunnen bewonderen Filip

    groeten

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  4. Londen vanop en boot, moet machtig geweest zijn. de reportage althans is schitterend!
    lieve groet, Hilde

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  5. Ik houd van Engeland, dit is voor mij dan ook erg mooi om te zien, de Tower of London, heeft een rijke geschiedenis Filip.

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  6. Altijd veel te bekijken in Londen!

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  7. I do like the boats with their paintings on them, something different that I haven't seen before.
    Your photos are lovely.
    The old and the new go well together, and for some reason I really didn't think about London having new buildings in the city.

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  8. A cruise along the Thames sounds like a great way to see the sights.

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  9. I would like to be on that Ferris wheel

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  10. Loved the buildings. London seems awash in money.



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  11. Thames river of London is one historical place. Hope I can see it one of these day. It witness the up and downs of so many things

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  12. So lovely images, thanks for sharing.
    Hugs

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  13. je weet niet waar eerst kijken, zo overweldigend

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  14. mooi tochtje hebben jullie gemaakt. Groetjes Dietmut

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