You cannot ignore the River Thames if you are living in London. It is a part of the very fabric of life in London and has played such an important part in both the history and the development of the city. If you have just moved into your new London rental and want to get out and explore a little, then taking in the sights from a boat cruise on the River Thames is one of the best ways to familiarize yourself with the city itself.

The River Thames is the second longest river in the United Kingdom and the longest in England. It is a source of commerce, industry and of course tourist attractions. Many of the top London tourist attractions can be seen as you travel up or down the River Thames. Can there be anything more exciting than cruising under Tower Bridge and viewing the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London from the water? Being on the water gives you an entirely different perspective of life in London and the great city that grown up along the river.

Some of the most fun tours are the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ tours. The ticket allows getting on and off the boats at a myriad of docks along the way and you can choose your own tours and tourist attractions to visit while using your ticket. The ‘Tate to Tate’ river tours link Tate Britain to the Tate Modern and you can see both galleries in one day using the River Thames as your means of transport.

If lazy sailing on a river boat is a little tame for you, then you can go on one of the famous ‘duck tours’ or take a high speed boat ride all of the way up the river. The River Thames is one of London’s best kept secrets, but if you fancy a day out of your  apartment, then you should head down to the docks and get out on the water for the day. There are loads of activities and if you’re feeling terribly brave you can even try canoeing or kayaking on the River Thames.

Moving here will give you the chance to try out a host of new activities and see a great many sights. Get out and enjoy it while you are here.