London 112 – City Cruises Thames River Cruise

The highlight of our 3rd day in London was the City City Cruises Thames River Cruise which we got on the River Red Rover all-day travel pass for free with our London Pass (normal price was £18). The River Red Rover all-day travel pass offers unlimited access to the river which one could hop on and hop off at any one of four piers, with open passage on any City Cruises sightseeing boats for a full day spent exploring the sights of the Thames.
We boarded the cruise ship from the Tower pier after waiting in line for a little while. I liked the open rooftop cruise ship setting where we could enjoy the view of the River Thames without any obstacles (human bodies were unavoidable unfortunately). The best part was the tour guide who gave us quite comprehensive yet funny commentary on most of the iconic buildings found along the River Thames. I liked the part where he kept asking us to wave at the people on the bridge whenever we passed under a bridge (5 in total to be precise), because he said when the people up there were waving back, they couldn’t throw things down at us….rofl…
Anyway, it was a very pleasant experience (much better than the choppy Thames Clippers that we took some days later), and the best way to take in all the sight and sounds along the River Thames without breaking your legs by walking. I wished I had more time to take another around on the cruise ship… 

The Tower Pier near the Tower Bridge
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The mighty Shard and the HMS Belfast

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The London Millennium Footbridge

The London Eye
London County Hall
The Palace of Westminster
The one and only Big Ben

Official Website: http://www.citycruises.com/
For my other post on London, click here.

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