Where to find the undiscovered sights of the River Thames

The banks of river Thames seen from Tower Bridge

People all over the world have heard of the famous River Thames, which runs through London and other parts of southern England. Unfortunately, however, many visitors to the city often miss out on a number of the amazing sights along the river.

Anyone looking to uncover the wonders of the River Thames by booking a few days at our Central London hotels will find a luxurious home away from home at the Montcalm Marble Arch. To ensure that you make the most of your time in the city, we’ve put together a few must-see, often undiscovered spots along the Thames that you won’t want to miss.

Southbank Skate Park

One of the most popular destinations along the River Thames is the Southbank area. It is a go-to spot for many of our visitors at the Montcalm Marble Arch thanks to the bustling marketplace and historic Southbank Centre. However, if you head down the stairs beside the famous entertainment venue, you’ll get a peek into London’s rich cultural underground. The subterranean skate park has become a popular hangout for the city’s most talented skaters. Not only will you find a vibrant community of sports enthusiasts, photographers and contemporary art fans will find a huge concrete canvas full of amazing urban artwork and graffiti paintings.

OXO Tower

Despite being one of the most easily recognisable buildings in London thanks to the iconic red neon sign, the OXO Tower is often overlooked by tourists visiting the city for the first time. Not only does the beautiful stretching structure provide a unique photo opportunity both day and night, it is also one of the best and most romantic hotspots for anyone looking to wine and dine their loved one. The rooftop terrace offers a perfect location for an evening date and also offers some of the most beautiful views of the city. Enjoy each other’s company and spend the evening together as you look out over the lights of London’s city skyline.


This hidden gem is one of the most beautiful and scenic areas in the whole of London which is why it may be surprising to hear that so many tourists skip out on an opportunity to explore it during their visit. With a wide selection of luxury boutiques, shoppers will be in heaven as they browse an abundance of high-end clothes, gifts and accessories. As you walk through the quaint streets of Richmond, you’ll also discover all kinds of historic monuments and gorgeous architecture. Be sure to take your camera along on your walk.

Cutty Sark

King William Walk, London

As you make your way alongside the River Thames, be sure to head over to the beautiful area of Greenwich and discover the world’s only surviving tea clipper. The historic 19th-century sea vessel was built during the height of the tea trade and was renowned for being one of the most iconic and fastest ships on the sea. Today, the beautifully restored Cutty Sark is docked at King William Walk where it offers visitors a chance to learn more about the rich history of the tea trade while getting a closer look at some of the most intricate and beautiful craftsmanship in the world.