You cannot say that you have completed your relocation to London unless you have taken a tour of the River Thames. The river is a part of London and is much of a tourist attraction as it is a vital cog in the transport network. If you have visited the London Eye after moving to London you’ll have a great idea of the way that the river snakes back and forth across the city. Spending a day on the River Thames is a phenomenal way of getting to know London.

There are a number of excellent cruise options when you want to travel the length of the city by river. The Westminster Circular Cruises run between St Katherine’s Pier and Westminster and they offer commentary from an experience guide as well as refreshments on board.

If you want to do your own thing, then get yourself a River Roamer ticket. This system allows you to hop on and off at any of the different piers along the river. Many of the most famous tourist attractions are within walking distance of the River Thames. If you’re on your tourist blast after your relocation to London, you can use the river as a convenient and uncrowded means of getting to the most famous attractions.

The Tate Boat runs between the two famous art galleries, and if you are up for some fun and action you can take one of the ‘duck tours’ that have become so popular.

Many people moving here find that the River Thames is a natural draw card on the weekends, especially in summer when you will find outdoor eateries and restaurants lining the banks. Traveling on the River Thames will also give you an excellent idea of the different types of neighborhoods. The demographics and the buildings change with every bend in the river. It’s the perfect way to explore the city and enjoy a day out.

Your relocation may be one of the most challenging times in your life, but never lose sight of the fact that you are now living in one of the best cities in the world. Take time to enjoy it.