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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 Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  25% 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 £116  21% 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  40% 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
Contemporary paintings and sculpture.... More
 
 
 
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Christmas Music With The English National Opera
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 3rd December 2016 - 3pm-4.30pm
River Thames, Millbank, SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 3rd December 2016 - 10pm-6am
River Thames, 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 | 5 minutes from River Thames
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Schlager Divas
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 3rd December 2016 - 10pm-2am
River Thames, 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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London > Entertainment >
South Lambeth Place, Lambeth, London SW8 | 5 minutes from River Thames
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 7 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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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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London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
46A Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Thames
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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
The Lilian Baylis Technology School is a secondary school in Kennington, it also has a sixth form which opened in 2012. ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near River Thames

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
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
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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Greenwood
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Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 18 minutes from River Thames
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Studio 33
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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
Now hosting Smile, one of the UK's most banging, hardcore, tech trance parties, each and every Saturday, Club Supreme boasts an absolutely enourmous sound system and ... More
 
 
 
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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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Vintage House, 37 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Thames
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Marbles & Ware Big Top Christmas Bazaar
Marbles & Ware Big Top Christmas Bazaar
Shopping | Until 18th December 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from River Thames

Every Saturday and Sunday, for four weeks from Saturday 26th November, Marbles & Ware host their annual Christmas Bizarre Bazaar ...More

 
Christmess
Christmess
Foodie Events | Until 18th December 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from River Thames

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Trainspotting
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Theatre | Until 15th January 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from River Thames

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Concerts | On 3rd December 2016 

Central Hall Westminster 18 minutes walk from River Thames

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King Lear
King Lear
Theatre | Until 3rd December 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from River Thames

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Westminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & Services
Westminster Abbey Midnight Mass, Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 25th December 2016 

Westminster Abbey 19 minutes walk from River Thames

Pack inside one of London's most famous landmarks for an old-fashioned service to take you right through to Christmas Day. ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

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

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Concerts | On 3rd December 2016 

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

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Apollo Victoria Theatre 1.44 miles from River Thames

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Tate Britain 1.52 miles from River Thames

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