Thames Walking Tour


The river Thames symbolises the spirit and grandeur of London and for visitors to the city who really wish to have a taste of the essence of all that the city represents by way of its political, religious or artistic heritage, staying at Park Grand London hotels and taking a Thames walking tour would be the best option. Some of London’s most famous sights, from the London Eye to Westminster Abbey are located along the river. Since most of the Park Grand London hotels are situated in or around central London, it becomes convenient for you to take the Thames walking tour and visit the various places of interest conveniently.
Some of the important sightseeing places along this route include the Houses of Parliament which symbolise the most famous landmark of London. They consist of the House of Lords and the House of Commons which represent the political power of England and it is in these places that the official legislations are discussed and debated and the laws are passed.
While staying at Park Grand London hotels and taking a Thames walking tour, the next destination is Westminster Abbey that is the seat of the Church of England and is more than a thousand years old. This venue is famous for weddings of the members of the royal family especially Prince Charles and Diana and more recently Prince William and Kate Middleton. It is also famous for the memorials of Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens and others. During your visit, you can have a tour of the abbey and also attend its worship services.
The Sea Life Aquarium also falls on this route and is the ideal place to visit if you are with your kids as it gives a break from the historic landmarks and features thousands of creatures in more than 2 million litres of water. The creatures include 40 sharks from 12 different species. You can also visit the nearby Jubilee Gardens and watch the various street musicians, jugglers and “living statues” along the promenade.
You can then visit the London Eye by crossing over the Westminster Bridge to County Hall and enjoy a ride on the Ferris wheel. You will be able to enjoy the fantastic skyline of London by day or night and get a bird’s-eye view of the city. Your next stop can be the South Bank Centre that includes Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery where you can enjoy music and dance performances at the Hall and see rotating contemporary art exhibits at the Gallery. You can also enjoy lunchtime concerts at the Hall, especially in the summer.
If you are a theatre lover, you can visit the Royal National Theatre for watching some excellent theatrical performances. The Oxo Tower Wharf can be your next stop. It now serves as a mixed-use combination of apartments, restaurants and retail shops. It is also home to more than 30 design studios.
There are many other places of interest along the river and the best way to enjoy all these places is to stay at Park Grand London hotels, where you can have a most comfortable stay.