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London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

1. London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Explore the River Thames as it weaves through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Today, you can experience the splendor of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary interlaced with colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames! Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Greenwich Pier, London Eye Pier, and Tower Pier, sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day. With a regular timetable, and evening cruises all summer, you can enjoy a full-day on the river in comfort. Hop on and off the boat as many times as you wish to explore sights such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Borough Market, South Bank Centre, and the London Eye. Or grab a refreshment from the on-board bar and relax as you sail past Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, the Royal Festival Hall, Cleopatra's Needle, Somerset House, the Millennium Footbridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Monument, H.M.S.Belfast, and much more.

London: Secret Societies & Occult Walking Tour

2. London: Secret Societies & Occult Walking Tour

Meet your guide at St James’s Palace, one of the oldest royal palaces in London. From here, your guide will take you to one of the first places in London devoted to the study of magical arts. Afterwards, see where the 19th century secret society named the Suicide Circle was based. Walk along Pall Mall to the oldest occult bookshop in London. Discover stories about the Hermetic order of the Golden Dawn and its members. Continue to the Charring Cross Hotel, where the French occultist Eliphas Levi allegedly performed an act of necromancy. Follow your guide to Cleopatra's Needle on Victoria Embankment, a stone obelisk surrounded by dark legends. Learn how it was brought to London and why some Londoners are still obsessed with Egyptian mythology. Continue to the Freemasons quarter, passing the building where the Ordo Templi Orientis secret society is based. The most influential member was English author and occultist Aleister Crowley. Walk past another occult society before arriving at the British Museum. Learn how pagans and members of secret societies pay tributes to idols in the museum. Discover the history of the occult on this walking tour of London.

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What people are saying about Cleopatra's Needle

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,627 reviews

This was a great day out. Great sights on the river and very interesting commentary on the river. Greenwich is an interesting town and the Cutty Sark was fascinating. The Maritime Museum less so, especially the section on The Artic/Antatica. Having been to other museums with was disappointing. Very flat and lacking in detail and information.

Lovely trip down the Thames to Greenwich & with the option to get on/off at different stops. Regular cruise times too to depart and on to return. Informative and cheerful guide aboard who made the journey enjoyable! Would definitely recommend

Journeying down the Thames is a must, though, the crew made it truly enjoyable. Instead of a recording, we were treated to a live commentary. The crew members are also very easy on the eyes. ;)

Fantastic tour! Tour guide was brilliant and very informative, much better than a pre-recorded radio guide. Night tour in December is amazing with all the lights etc, highly recommended. A+

Hop on hop off tour. Great way to see sights. Kids loved it. Definitely a great thing to do on a visit to london