Helaas zat in de ochtend het weer niet helemaal mee regen maar aangezien je ook binnen kon zitten was dit niet zo heel erg. Wel jammer dat je dan minder ziet.
Gelukkig was het 's middags beter en konden we wel buiten zitten boven. Aangezien je de gehele dag op- en af kunt stappen hebben we nog voldoende kunnen bezichtigen, ook vanaf de boot.
Personeel is erg vriendelijk en vertellen leuke verhaaltjes over wat er langs komt.
Enig minpuntje: wij hadden van te voren geboekt. Bij aankomst bij de pier was het ons niet geheel duidelijk dat we dit om moesten wisselen in een ticket. Het was ok niet helemaal duidelijk bij welke ticketbooth dit moest gebeuren stonden in de verkeerde rij......
Leuk tripje op het water en eens wat anders dan de bus!!
We would never miss an opportunity to take the Thames River Cruise! It is relaxing, it's a chance to rest your legs after busy London walking excursions, and it's absolutely wonderful to see the buildings and architecture along the water...fully explained by booklets with maps, and if lucky, an on-board narrator! The price is super affordable and because it is a hop-on Hop-off, you can customize it to your own timetable. There is a snack bar, so a little bag of munchies and cold drink or cup of tea make the cruise that much more enjoyable!
Outstanding is a poor word to describe this cruise.
We had booked for this cruise while still at India, and the process of getting the vouchers exchanged for tickets and boarding the boat was pretty painless. The boat itself was a spotlessly clean and well kept craft. The commentary not the recorded one, but a live commentary was sardonic, with dry and self deprecating humor, and very very enjoyable. We did not do the hop-on-hop-off portions, opting to stay with the boat through the downstream run, and for a part of the upstream run. The history of the buildings, the waterfront pubs and quays, the bridges, and the amazingly built apartment blocks were entertaining and informative to learn about.
Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to see London from a different perspective
We joined the boat at Westminster Pier and travelled to Greenwich, in glorious sunshine, and enjoyed the commentary provided by one of the crew! It was a great way to see London and to learn some interesting facts about this great city.
We were very lucky and saw Tower Bridge open to allow a tall ship to pass through!
Our journey back was just as much fun!