13 Feb 2018 — Thames River Sightseeing
If you’re planning a visit to London, either as a day trip or for a longer stay, you won’t be stuck for a choice of things to do. The main problem about London is that there’s far too much to do! However, if you’re in the mood for history with a gruesome, as well as a royal twist, you can do no better than taking the kids to the Tower of London.
A good way to get them in the mood is to sprinkle a little London magic on the day with a boat trip down the Thames first. By joining one of our boats at Westminster Pier, you’ll get to glide past 1,000 years of the capital’s history, from the 21st century’s Shard, the 20th century’s South Bank Centre, Bankside and HMS Belfast, the 19th century’s iconic Tower Bridge, and even the 16th century Globe Theatre (albeit a 20th century replica).
Finally, you’ll pass the 11th century White Tower which is one of the most recognisable buildings that make up the fortress we know as the Tower of London. As you go past the Tower, you’ll get a prisoner’s-eye view of Traitor’s Gate, the entrance they used to be taken through on their way to prison, after a river journey that went under London Bridge where they’d see the heads of executed prisoners on the end of pikes – some must have known that that would be their fate too.
If you want to take the option of a short cruise before exploring the Tower of London, we can help you save money. By booking for the Tower at the same time as a cruise, we’ll give you a 50% discount on your cruise tickets. That’s in addition to the 8% discount you’ll already get by booking Tower tickets through Circular Cruises!
Click here to book your Circular Cruise and Tower of London tickets.