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River ThamesThe River Thames, part of the longest river in England, is the waterway that winds its way through the centre of the capital. Once a bustling trade route bringing foreign trade to the city, it's now more commonly used for recreational purposes and the non-conformist commmuter. On the London stretch alone - from Teddinton to Thamesmead - there are 29 bridges that cross it. Of these, London Bridge was the original crossing but Tower Bridge is arguably the most iconic - with its hydraulically operated bascule action splitting the bridge in two, allowing tall ships to pass. A clipper service carries commuters from Woolwich to Waterloo while the Tate to Tate catamaran gives gallery goers a scenic boat trip. The river has long been used for sporting events with annual rowing races like the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and Henley Regatta carried out along its stretch. In Henley, the River & Rowing Museum explores the history of the city's water ways while the Museum of London Docklands in the East End the focus is on the old working docks.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Pimlico Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
11 minutes walk
 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  36% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from River Thames
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £126  30% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from River Thames
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  37% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 5 minutes from River Thames
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Circus West Village
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Circus West, Battersea Power Station, SW8 | 16 minutes from River Thames
A butcher, baker, florist and an arts centre ensure that Circus West Village has everything a modern urban village ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 20 minutes from River Thames
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the British ... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 21 minutes from River Thames
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near River Thames

The best museums, galleries, attractions near River Thames
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 7 minutes from River Thames
Embassy Gardens, a new-build neighbourhood in Nine Elms on the South Bank, takes design inspiration from the Meatpacking District of New York with floor to ceiling ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 7 minutes from River Thames
A stunning outdoor Sky Pool links two residential buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, a new neighbourhood in Nine Elms near Battersea Park. High up on ... More
 
 
 
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Events near River Thames

Near River Thames
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Burne-Jones
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th October 2018 to 24th February 2019
River Thames, Millbank, SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 of his works in a wide range of media. The last, ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Edward Burne-Jones
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th to 24th Feb 2019 - 10am-6pm
River Thames, Millbank, SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
The artists first solo show at Tate since 1933, charts his rise from an outsider with little formal art training to one of the most influential ...More
 
 
 
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Lab Liftoff: Game & Code
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 21st February 2019 - 10am-4pm
River Thames, 44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 7 minutes from River Thames
Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near River Thames

Near River Thames
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 7 minutes from River Thames
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 9 minutes from River Thames
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 9 minutes from River Thames
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near River Thames

The best shops and markets near River Thames
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 6 minutes from River Thames
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from River Thames
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 13 minutes from River Thames
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near River Thames

What are the best dining options near River Thames London?
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Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain gets its name from the specially commissioned Rex Whistler mural, 'The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats', which provides ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Madeira Patisserie
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
46A Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Thames
... More
 
 
 
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Chino Latino
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 4 minutes from River Thames
... More
 
 
 
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Education near River Thames

Near River Thames
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 22 minutes from River Thames
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 23 minutes from River Thames
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 30 minutes from River Thames
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near River Thames

River Thames gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from River Thames
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from River Thames
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 13 minutes from River Thames
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near River Thames

The best pubs near London River Thames.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 11 minutes from River Thames
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 12 minutes from River Thames
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 | 13 minutes from River Thames
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near River Thames

River Thames clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 7 minutes from River Thames
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 12 minutes from River Thames
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 15 minutes from River Thames
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near River Thames

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near River Thames.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from River Thames
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from River Thames
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Monster Chetwynd
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2019 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

The artist's representation of two mating leopard slugs as an installation in light covers the front of the building....More

Don McCullin
Don McCullin
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display of his most powerful images ...More

 
Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 of his works in a ...More

 
Jesse Darling: The Ballad Of Saint Jerome
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

The works by the artist deal with the vulnerability of the human body within the socio-political structures in which we ...More

Edward Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

The artists first solo show at Tate since 1933, charts his rise from an outsider with little formal art training ...More

Lab Liftoff: Game & Code
Exhibitions | On 21st February 2019 

The Workshop 7 minutes walk from River Thames

Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop....More

Andrzej Malitowski
Concerts | On 21st February 2019 

St John's Smith Square 9 minutes walk from River Thames

The organist performs his selection of classical organ compositions....More

Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 25th May 2019 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 17 minutes walk from River Thames

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Hamilton
Hamilton
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

Victoria Palace Theatre 17 minutes walk from River Thames

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Pulitzer Prize winning hip hop musical, which won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, tells the story of Alexander ...More

 
Moments Of Silence
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2019 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 17 minutes walk from River Thames

An immersive installation exploring origins, history and future of remembrance rituals, created by the Tony and Olivier Award-winning artists 59 ...More

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Magazine London
Magazine London
Entertainment 

A vast event space next to the Thames and overlooking Canary Wharf, Magazine London is ...More

 
Adam Handling Chelsea
Adam Handling Chelsea
Dining 

Adam Handling, the award-winning chef behind the Frog restaurants in Hoxton and Covent Garden, has ...More

 
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
Entertainment 

Inside the former Fountain Studios, Troubadour Wembley Park ...More

 
Troubadour White City Theatre
Troubadour White City Theatre
Entertainment 

A new multi-purpose state-of-the-art 1,200-seat theatre comes to ...More

 
Slug and Lettuce Minories
Slug and Lettuce Minories
Drinking 

Bold prints, touches of neon and flashes of gold give this Slug and Lettuce located ...More

 
Near & Far Camden
Near & Far Camden
Drinking 

The third Near & Far from the group behind The Magic Roundabout, and The Good ...More

 
Motley
Motley
Dining 

Located in the Qbic hotel in Whitechapel, Motley is an all-day bar and restaurant which ...More

 
Brixton Winter Carnival
Concerts | On 22nd February 

Electric Brixton

A carnival experience with Europe's largest static Carnival soundsystem. Performers include Ms Dynamite, Lotto Boyzz, Robbo Ranx, Rampage Sound, UCOM, Shabba DJs and DJ Illness....More

Brixton Disco Festival
Brixton Disco Festival
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 27th April 

Electric Brixton

Horse Meat Disco and Some Voices Choir get the party started at Brixton's multi-venue disco ...More

 
Lazinc
Attractions 

Lazinc was first established in 2006 by contemporary art specialist Steve Lazarides....More

Stewart Copeland Lights Up The Orchestra
Stewart Copeland Lights Up The Orchestra
Concerts | On 30th March 

Southbank Centre

An orchestral celebration of Stewart Copeland's legendary career, ...More

 
David Gray
David Gray
Concerts | On 17th March 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Folk rock singer-songwriter and guitarist, David Gray, whose 1998 album White Ladder was the fifth ...More

 
The Zutons
The Zutons
Concerts | On 30th March 

Roundhouse

After nine years apart, Liverpool indie-rock band The Zutons celebrates the 15th anniversary of its ...More

 
David Rodigan & the Outlook Orchestra
Concerts | On 12th March 

Royal Albert Hall

After the success of the Royal Festival Hall and Somerset House with the Outlook Orchestra last year, Reggae star and veteran DJ David Rodigan performs Jamaican classics with ...More

Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019
Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019
Dance | On 31st March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

The Russian Ballet Icons Gala, an annual fixture ...More

 
Saburo Teshigawara's The Idiot
Saburo Teshigawara's The Idiot
Dance | From 20th March 

The Print Room at the Coronet

A man, a woman and a rat move ...More

 
Uniqlo Tate Late February
Uniqlo Tate Late February
Exhibitions | On 22nd February 

Tate Modern

Taking place on Friday 22nd, the February Uniqlo Late at Tate Modern celebrates women in ...More

 
V&A Friday Late: Sonic Boom
V&A Friday Late: Sonic Boom
Exhibitions | On 22nd February 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The V&A's February Friday Late, Sonic Boom, explores ...More

 
Vapiano Centre Point
Vapiano Centre Point
Dining 

Located within the Centre Point development, Vapiano is a pasta place where you top up ...More

 
The Oak W2
The Oak W2
Dining 

Set on the cusp of Notting Hill on Westbourne Park Road, The Oak W2 is ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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