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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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LondonTown.com - River Thames Location Map

 
 
 
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 Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  32% 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  37% 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 £79  33% 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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Vauxhall Saint Peter's Heritage Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
310 Kennington Lane LAMBETH, Kennington, London SE11 | 6 minutes from River Thames
Important church building designed by architect J L Pearson. Regular performance events especially i... 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
 
 
 
45 Millbank
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
45 Millbank at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
This grade II listed building is full of restored Edwardian features and is handily located just a few steps from the Tate Britain. Licensed for civil ... More
 
 
 
Long & Ryle
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
4 John Islip Street, Pimlico, London SW1P | 4 minutes from River Thames
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Bun A Badmind
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 27th May 2016 - 11pm-6am
The LightBox, 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 | 5 minutes from River Thames
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Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 | 6 minutes from River Thames
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Tea House Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
139 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from River Thames
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South Lambeth Place, Lambeth, London SW8 | 5 minutes from River Thames
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Shopping near River Thames

The best shops and markets near River Thames
The Tate Gallery
London > Shopping > Specialists
Tate Britain Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
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Metropolis
London > Shopping > Motoring
59 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 3 minutes from 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
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Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
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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
Lilian Baylis Technology School
London > Education >
323 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London SE11 | 7 minutes from River Thames
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River Thames gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Metropolitan Walkers
London > Leisure > Activities
2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Thames
A social programme, a varied walks programme (5-11 miles, urban and rural) and weekends away for any Londoners who love to ramble.... More
 
 
 
Paris Gym
London > Leisure > Fitness
73 Goding Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 4 minutes from River Thames
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Floatworks
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
17b (Unit 20d) St George Wharf, Bankside, London SW8 | 5 minutes from River Thames
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The best pubs near London River Thames.
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Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 | 13 minutes from River Thames
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 17 minutes from River Thames
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 22 minutes from River Thames
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Studio 33
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
101 Tinworth Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 4 minutes from River Thames
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Hidden
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
100 Tinworth Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 4 minutes from River Thames
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Club Supreme
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
65 Goding Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 4 minutes from River Thames
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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
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London > Business > Venue Hire
45 Millbank at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
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Goosebumps Alive
Theatre | Until 4th September 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from River Thames

Tom Salamon directs an immersive live theatre adaptation of nine of RL Stine's spine-tingling stories full of ghouls, ghosts and ...More

Take Me To Neverland: Peter Pan Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 30th October 2016 

Florence Nightingale Museum 17 minutes walk from River Thames

Items from the Peter Pan Collection in Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity go on display to the public for ...More

The McOnie Company: Jekyll & Hyde
Dance | Until 28th May 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from River Thames

Drew McOnie directs and choreographs an energetic and highly physical dance thriller inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case ...More

Jekyll & Hyde
Jekyll & Hyde
Theatre | Until 28th May 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from River Thames

Matthew Warchus, the new artistic director of T he Old Vic , is bringing different forms ...More

 
Maria Merians Butterflies
Maria Merians Butterflies
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from River Thames

This exhibition tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, "one of the world's most talented scientific illustrators" (The ...More

 
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from River Thames

The Queen has one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the world and Scottish Artists 1750 ...More

 
Warren Mailley-Smith: The Complete Chopin Cycle, Concert 9: The Four Scherzi
Concerts | On 27th May 2016 

St John's Smith Square 22 minutes walk from River Thames

The virtuoso British pianist presents the ninth of eleven concerts in which he will perform all of Chopin's piano solo ...More

Inspired By...
Exhibitions | Until 17th June 2016 

Morley Gallery 23 minutes walk from River Thames

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Theatre | Until 9th July 2016 

St James Theatre 24 minutes walk from River Thames

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Concerts | On 27th May 2016 

St James Theatre 24 minutes walk from River Thames

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