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11 special places to propose in London

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, romance is truly in the air. We’ve got some recommendations in case if you’re looking to propose to your partner in original and memorable ways…

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3 great ways to experience the Thames by night (plus one great competition!)


Travelling the Thames after-dark is truly something special. Relax with a drink, enjoy a meal, listen to some live music, and watch the colourful lights of the banks pass by.

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Fantastic Festive Savings Every Day in December

City Cruises are giving something back this Christmas with up to 50% off our Festive Lunch Cruise, Afternoon Tea Cruise, Festive River Lights Cruise, Festive London Showboat, Thames Christmas Party AND Red River Rover sightseeing…

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7 Best Christmas Shopping Experiences by the Thames

A shopping trip on the south bank of the Thames is a far more pleasant and romantic affair hefting your body weight in presents whilst striving salmon-like against the hordes surging along Regent Street. Here’s where to go……

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Mind the Tides Part Two: Mudlarking

In part one of our Mind the Tides series, we looked at how the the Thames at low tide can expose some wonderful natural beaches. If you haven’t realised it already, I’m sorry to say that the time to top up that tan has well and truly passed……

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Mind the Tides Part One: Summer Holiday

Twice a day, every day, the river Thames undergoes an epic transformation as the tidal forces cause the water level to rise and fall by anything as much as 7 meters in just a few hours. The change can be dramatic….

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6 Beautiful Beasties of the Thames

The Thames, it appears, is becoming home to an ever-growing assortment of cute natives (and some not so cute), many of which you’re increasingly likely to spot within the Greater London area.

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Summer fun with City Cruises

At the time of writing this article, the weather is officially GORGEOUS, verging on OH NO THIS WILL NEVER LAST QUICK HURRY UP AND STICK ON THE BARBIE BEFORE “SUMMER” COMES.

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Ready steady go for awesome aquabatics

The countdown has definitely started for the launch of our high speed, jet boat experience, ThamesJet. Our first “flights” will be leaving Westminster Pier from the 1st July and promise to surprise and delight thrill seekers of all ages.

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Sunday Jazz on the R.S. Hispaniola

Laze away the autumn Sundays in November with a relaxing and scenic brunch on the Thames on board the R.S. Hispaniola, while being treated to the sounds of jazz from highly renowned jazz duo Alejandra Isabel and Peter Elliot.
The perfect setting as the weather starts to get chilly; the R.S.