5 Mar 2020 — Thames River Sightseeing
The Easter holidays are always a great time of year when the weather improves and we can start getting out and about again. If you’re looking for suggestions as to what to do this Easter in London, there’s plenty going on, and many of London’s top tourist attractions will also have activities for the kids that will keep them occupied.
Easter is a busy time for us and we love to welcome families (and dogs!) onboard for sightseeing journeys along The Thames. And if you’re looking for ways of keeping the little ones busy at the same time as saving money, we have package deals with attractions for a discounted entrance ticket and a whopping 50% off your cruise tickets!
The magnificent tea clipper, the Cutty Sark, is one of the first landmarks you’ll see when you disembark at Greenwich Pier (Blue Route). Restored after much of it was destroyed by fire in 2014, the improved facilities have created a wonderful museum space, so come rain or shine, the ship will always be worth visiting.
This Easter, there are family activities planned in addition to all the ship’s usual activities. Between 7th and 9th April, Sailor Crafts will enable you to use skills traditionally used by sailors to enable you to make your own souvenir. If you’ve got kids interested in making films, take them along between 14th and 16th April, when they’ll get a chance to make their very own documentary about the ship in the Lights, Camera, Action! activities.
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When you’ve got time on your hands, why not find out more about time itself? The Royal Observatory is situated in the beautiful Greenwich Park and is around a 15-minute walk from Greenwich Pier (Blue Route). Entrance also includes entry to the Planetarium, where your budding astronauts can find out more about space, the universe and everything.
Audio commentaries in the Observatory will help you understand the role clocks have played in shaping our world. You’ll also find out more about Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and why it’s so important too. You’ll get to see the old giant telescope which helped put the Royal Observatory at the forefront of global astronomy. Then take a trip into the solar system at the Peter Harrison Planetarium, where there are shows and activities suitable for younger kids.
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The Tower of London is one of the most iconic tourist attractions in England. Renowned for its royal history, royal prison and place of execution – for royals as well as commoners – as well as being the home of the UK’s Crown Jewels. It’s a place that appeals to lovers of military history, social history, royal history, crime and punishment, ravens and royal bling alike. Your family could easily spend the entire day there and still not see everything. And there are always fun activities for the kids during school holidays.
What better way to arrive at the Tower than in style on the river … and for half-price! Board a TRS boat at Westminster Pier, and cruise along the river to St Katharine’s Pier (Blue Route is non-stop; Pink Route stops at piers along the way). You’ll see some of London’s best-known attractions on the way before sailing past the Tower of London for a river’s-eye view of Traitor’s Gate, then gliding underneath Tower Bridge before docking. A wonderful way to begin – and end – your day out at the Tower!
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