London, Riverbus Tour

Starting from Embankment tube station. If your train does not call at Embankment Station, alight at Charing Cross exit 2 and walk down Villiers Street to Embankment. This tour takes in some Museums and fine pubs along the River Thames. Purchase your river roamer ticket from the pier. A discount will be given if you have a Travel Card. Select pictures for larger size.

Thames Clippers Riverbus
Riverbus, Thames Clippers
. Take the boat from Embankment Pier to Greenwich, about 45 minutes. Free Wifi. Food and drinks, coffee is available on board.

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At Greenwich, walk up from the pier, round to the Cutty Sark.

The Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Greenwich

King William Walk, London SE10 9HT. Open all day from 10am to 4pm
The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, she was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest.

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Turn into the gardens opposite the Cutty Sark to reach the Old Brewery on your right

The Old Brewery and Greenwich Visitor Centre

Old Brewery and visitor centre

The Pepys Building, The Old Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9LW
  Open all day from 10am to 11pm

Family-friendly cafe by day, Modern British restaurant and funky bar with its own beers by night. Quite expensive.
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Return to the footpath through the gardens and walk on with the river to your left.

Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College10am - Open 5pm Mon-Sat 11am. Sun from noon.
The Old Royal Naval College is the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London.
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Follow the path to the exit on your left into Park Row. Follow Park Row across the road and at the end (the park) turn left to soon reach the Plume of Feathers.

Plume of Feathers Greenwich

The Plume of Feathers

19 Park Vista, London SE10 9LZ Open all day from 11am. Sunday from noon.
Comfortable traditional pub with a good range of ales. Lovely atmosphere with a happy bunch of regulars. Lunches served Mon-Fri 12-3pm, Sat 12-9:30pm, Sun 12-5pm
Evening Meals Tue-Sat 6pm   FREE WiFi. Doom Bar, London Pride and others.
The Plume of Feathers has a football team and a golf society.

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Walk back down Park Row to the river, over the little hump and turn left. Walk back alongside the river to the Quay. Take the boat to Canary Wharf Pier. ... Climb the steps in front of the pier and cross into the gardens. Cross the road the other side into West India Avenue. Soon turn left into Columbus Courtyard. To the right of the courtyard are stairs down to the street below. Turn left at the bottom of the stairs to the Docklands Museum.

Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands

1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL  Open all day from 10am.
Georgian sugar warehouse, now home to a museum chronicling London's history as a trading port. Free entry.
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The Ledger Building is to the left of the museum.

The Ledger Building

The Ledger Building

4 Hertsmere Rd, Poplar, London E14 4AL    Open all day from 8am

Large Wetherspoon pub with reasonable prices. Free Wifi.
Takes its name from the building's original use, to house the ledgers of the West India Docks. Food served all day. Doom Bar, London Pride
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Walk back to Canary Wharf. Take the boat to Tower Bridge Millenium Pier. Walk up and then turn right and right again to be between the river and the Tower of London.

Tower of London

The Tower of London

London EC3N 4AB Sun-Mon:10:00 - 5:30. Tue-Sat 9:00 - 5:30

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.
Centuries of bloody history around a medieval castle, home to Crown Jewels and iconic Beefeaters. Legend says that the kingdom and the Tower will fall if the six resident ravens leave the fortress.

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Walk through the archway under Tower Bridge and walk up the stairs on your left.

Tower Bridge, London

Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP
October - March 09:30 - 17:30 (last admission 17:00)
April - September 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission 17:30)

Enjoy stunning London views from the high level walkways and continue to the Victorian Engine Rooms to learn about the inner workings of the Most Famous Bridge in the World.
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Cross to the other side of the river. Walk on to soon find the Draft House on your left.

Draft House London

The Draft House

206-208 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UP  Open daily at noon.

One of a small chain of London pubs offering a varying selection of real ales and craft beers. Free Wifi. Cornish Coaster (Sharpes), Wandle (Sam Brooks)
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Return to the Pier and take the boat back to the Embankment Pier and cross the road to Embankment tube station.Walk through the station into Villiers street (towards the right). Take a left down the alley "The Arches" that leads to Heaven and Champagne Charlies(signed) to soon find the Ship and Shovel.

Ship and Shovell London

The Ship and Shovell.

1-3 Craven Passage, London WC2N 5PH Open Mon to Sat - 11-11. Closed Sunday.
Traditional lunchtime pub classics are served on weekdays from 12.30 until 3.30pm. Saturday 12-4pm.
Traditional boozer with oak-panelled booths, on both sides of street joined by underground cellar. The pub is named after Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell whose portrait hangs in the main bar, along with a description of his fleet's grounding off the Scilly Isles in 1707, drowning him and two thousand of his men. This catastrophe inspired the Admiralty to offer the famous Longitude prize for an accurate timekeeper.
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Charing Cross Rail and tube Station is close to here.

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