Your Guide to Seeing London from the Thames

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The Thames cuts through the centre of London, and many see it as the lifeblood of the city. Once, this was true in a very practical sense, with the Thames providing the perfect place for bringing in and sending out goods from the city.

Today, the Thames is still a functioning location for the import and export of goods, but it’s also a fabulous way to see everything the capital has to offer. And there are different ways to experience the Thames, from the laidback to the very fast to the romantic. Staying at the Montcalm Royal London House, you’re in the perfect location to find your perfect Thames experience.

The River Red Rover

Offered by City Cruises, who have a sterling reputation from years of providing Thames cruises, the River Red Rover is ideal if you want to see all the major London sites and hop on and off at your preferred points. There are various embarkation points along the Thames, and you won’t have any issues getting to one from the Montcalm Hotel.

The River Red Rover is an all-day, hop-on,-hop-off service and a ticket gives you access to the Thames for a 24-hour period. The service includes on board refreshments, guided commentary as you move past the major London sights like St Paul’s, London Bridge, Westminster and more and if you want, the ability to get off wherever you want. Then all you need to do whatever you want and jump on another service when it docks.

Sundowner Evening Cruise

There are few things better than taking in the Thames except, that is, when you can do it in the evening and watch the city come to life. And that’s precisely what the Sundowner Evening Cruise from River Thames Cruises provides.

As a romantic excursion, the Sundowner Evening Cruise is second-to-none, and you’ll enjoy live music as the cruise meanders along the Thames, taking in many of London’s most famous sights as they light up for the night. The cruise lasts about two hours, and canapes and sparkling wine are part of the service, which is always nice.

It’s a great experience, and one made even better by the fact that the Westminster boarding point is only a short hop from Montcalm Royal London House.

Thames Tigers

If you’re in the mood for a little bit more speed and adrenaline as you take in the sights, Thames Tigers might very well be for you.

Using a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), this tour is all about the thrill of blasting along the Thames at high speed and forging an experience you won’t soon forget. Each boat holds twelve people, and Thames Tigers has an excellent safety reputation, gained over the years delivering high-quality, high-speed Thames tours. The New Blackfriars Pier embarkation point is only a short journey from your Montcalm Hotel, so there’s no reason to miss out.

It’s a genuinely adrenaline-pumping experience, and you still get to cover all the major London sights.