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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.

 

River Thames events

 
Totally ThamesTotally ThamesTotally ThamesMonth-long event Totally Thames returns this September with river-related events taking place along the river's entire 42-mile course through the capital. The festival - much of which is free - celebrates the main waterway which winds its way through the heart of the city, through a diverse mix of art, music, and educational events both on the wate2018-09-26T00:00:00+01002018-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  1st to 30th September 2018
Month-long event Totally Thames returns this September with river-related events taking place along the river's entire 42-mile course through the capital. The festival - much of which is free - celebrates the main waterway which winds its way through the heart of the city, through a diverse mix of art, music, and educational events both on the wate... More about this event
 
 

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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  40% 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 £134  23% 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 £86  23% 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
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Near River Thames
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Totally Thames
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st to 30th September 2018
River Thames, London, WC2H | Same location as River Thames
Month-long event Totally Thames returns this September with river-related events taking place along the river's entire 42-mile course through the capital. The festival - much of ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Tate Britain Commission: Anthea Hamilton
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd March to 7th October 2018
River Thames, Millbank, SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2016, Anthea Hamilton is the next artist to undertake the Tate Britain Commission. Renowned for her bold, often humorous works, ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Anthea Hamilton: The Squash
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd March to 7th October 2018 - 10am-6pm
River Thames, Millbank, SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
The artist, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2016, transforms the heart of Tate Britain with sculpture and performance which incorporates various references to ...More
 
 
 
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Near River Thames
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Madeira Patisserie
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
46A Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Thames
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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
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Education near River Thames

Near River Thames
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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
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 23 minutes from River Thames
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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.
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 11 minutes from River Thames
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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
 
 
 
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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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River Thames clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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.
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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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

Tate Britain Commission: Anthea Hamilton
Tate Britain Commission: Anthea Hamilton
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2016, Anthea Hamilton is the next artist to undertake the Tate Britain Commission. Renowned ...More

 
The Turner Prize 2018
The Turner Prize 2018
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

The Tate's Turner Prize, set up in 1984, has been courting controversy ever since and in 2018 the works by ...More

 
Anthea Hamilton: The Squash
Exhibitions | Until 7th October 2018 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

The artist, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2016, transforms the heart of Tate Britain with sculpture and ...More

Flower Fairies: Botanical Magic
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Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2018 

Garden Museum 9 minutes walk from River Thames

Enchanting and magical, Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies have been an inspiration to generations and this summer the Garden Museum ...More

 
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Apollo Victoria Theatre 17 minutes walk from River Thames

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Victoria Palace Theatre 17 minutes walk from River Thames

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

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The Political Party With Matt Forde
Comedy | On 26th September 2018 

The Other Palace Theatre 18 minutes walk from River Thames

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Theatre | Until 7th October 2018 

The Other Palace Theatre 18 minutes walk from River Thames

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