Boat cruise on the River Thames – What to expect

Feb 03, 2013 No Comments by

London is an exciting city and there”s no better way to view it than from the water with a beautiful boat cruise on the River Thames.

Here are some excellent tips to help you enjoy this even more.

London has always been enchanting not only to the local residents but to the innumerable travelers that flock to this city every year. Every traveler has a different idea of spending his holiday. While few prefer to spend their time visiting the important landmarks for which London is so famous, few prefer to do a bit of trading while they are on holiday. Here trading means buying your own holiday space like getting a private boat for your family where you can spend your holidays at your own pace and leisure. So, it is quite imperative that these travelers will always be on the lookout for the boat for sale signs so that they can lay their hands on the best boat around.

What you should know before cruisingboat cruise on the river thames, DAting Symbol blog, PHoto credit Sarah James

Prior to setting off on the boat cruise, it is important that you pay heed to few important aspects that can make your river cruise much more enjoyable and memorable. Let us find out what these factors are.

  • Locks - River Thames has 45 locks and you ought to know how to negotiate these locks if you are on your own
  • Restrictions - Due to certain maintenance work, there are times when the route is closed. So, you need to check it out before embarking upon the trip.
  • Conditions of the river - The flow of the river may differ in seasons. You have to be aware of these facts and know how to negotiate the current if you are on your own.

Enjoy the landmarks and the historical marvels

Setting off on a cruise when you are away on a holiday is fun. And it is still better if you are cruising on River Thames. Regardless of whether you are planning to own your boat here or plan to take a trip down the river, you will get the desired information in this write up. So, read on for a better insight into the cruising tours of River Thames.

When you set off on a boat tour along the Thames, you will sail past the countryside, the architectural marvels, the historic towns and landmarks, and of course the English villages that border the river banks. Aside from the above, you can expect to catch a glimpse of the following too.

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  • Windsor Castle
  • Eton College
  • Residents of well known pop starts and other celebrities
  • English villages that include Cookham, Marlow, Datchet, and Pangbourne
  • Catch a glimpse of the houses that were built way back during the 14th century
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Henley on Thames
  • London Eye
  • Tower of


  • Houses of Parliament
  • Tower Bridge

Owning your boat in London

As mentioned above, you will come across many tourists that prefer to get their own boat. You can ask your tour operator or watch out for the boat for sale signs that appear at boarding stations. Alternatively, you can visit the boat registration office and find out the formalities that you need to carry out if you are planning to buy your own boat.

Dating Symbol”s guest author today is James a travel writer who has travelled extensively. She has expressed her experiences in her articles. Here she writes about the interesting places you get to see when you set off for a boat cruise on the River Thames.

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