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River Thames Tour

Explore the City of London’s changing river front
  • An enjoyable walk along the riverfront of the City of London
  • Hear about the famous Dick Whittington and a forgotten Queen’s port
  • Perfect for taking picturesque photos
  • Qualified City of London guide
90 mins linear walk
Not step-free
Private walking tour

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Learn the use of the river Thames and the London which has grown around it. The River Thames has been a vital part of London for centuries. This private walking tour will take you through some of the most important parts of its history.

You’ll be able to see all the famous landmarks and hear stories that you won’t find in any guidebook. Susan is a qualified City of London guide who knows everything there is to know about the river Thames. Marvel at the engineering of London’s first bridge for 100 years. Learn about Queen Matilda and King Alfred and the importance of Queenhithe.

Hear how the river Thames is as important for London even now.

Susan, your qualified City of London guide, will take you on a 90 minute private walking tour along the famous Thames river. Hear the origins of the nursery rhyme ‘London Bridge is falling down’, visit the location of medieval public toilets.

  • Start: Blackfriars Station
  • End: Tower of London
Your Guide: Susan Baker

River Thames Tour Reviews

Susan, our guide for the afternoon, was extremely adept at being both informative and clear, and in ensuring that we were well informed and kept to respectful guidelines for others , her natural enthusiasm and knowledge of her subject brought such interest to a lovely riverside walk on a sunny and breezy day. Once again Londons rich tapestry of history reveals another layer the ancient alongside the modern.
The River Thames Walk from Blackfriars station to the Tower of London was a very pleasant and informative walk along the river. The leader, Susan, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and gauged the walk well for the group. There was a good amount of history in a relatively short walk. She was also happy to answer questions and listen to comments from the group. I would definitely recommend this walking tour. Sunshine in October was a bonus!
Thames History walk on a perfect sunny day. Part of a well-being event for a small charity. My colleagues loved being on the “other side of the Thames” having never really walked on that side. We loved the interesting facts about the tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable.
Susan was absolutely fantastic nice manner & extremely informative. We walked from Blackfriars to the Tower of London. A really pleasant walk on new pathways fringed with beautiful flowerbeds. Susan showed us some really interesting & historic places some of which were well hidden. Would thoroughly recommend this walk – so different from the South Bank.

Qualified London Tour Guides

Blue Badge Tour Guide
City of London Tour Guide Badge
City of Westminster Guide
Clerkenwell & Islington Guide
Lambeth Tour Guide Badge
Camden Tour Guides Association


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