Trawl the Thames

Travelling by water gives a unique perspective on the city, and brings you a little closer to London’s history – after all this was the only way to get about in the good old days. A classic route is between Westminster and the Tower, but for the more adventurous you can travel eastwards to Greenwich or west to Kew Gardens and even Hampton Court Palace. If you want real excitement, high speed RIB boats take trips from Waterloo Pier by the London Eye every hour.