London is one of the world’s most exciting cities – a place where beautiful historic buildings sit side by side with thrilling modern architecture. This excellent full-day land and river tour is the best way to see and understand this pulsing metropolis.
Start with a morning bus tour that takes you from the shopping mecca of the West End to the heart of government in the City of Westminster and the financial center in the City of London. Along the way, you’ll see many famous London landmarks, ranging from Hyde Park to the Houses of Parliament and from the Piccadilly Circus to the grim fortress of the Tower of London.
In the afternoon, board a comfortable boat for a delightful cruise down the River Thames to Greenwich. View the famous Greenwich Meridian, or Longitude 0°, and stand with one foot in each hemisphere. Visit the acclaimed Greenwich Maritime Museum, and see fascinating exhibits about ships and sailors, exploration, trade and empires, and the life and times of the great British naval hero Horatio Nelson.
Have your camera poised as you return up-river. You’ll pass photogenic icons like Canary Wharf, the Globe Theatre, the Millennium Dome, the Tower, the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament