Day 3, Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Tuesday we made the most of our day. We were up at 7 and out of the hotel room by 8:30 – it was a bit chilly in the morning! There was a bit of trouble with the Tube, since there was some sort of issue with a train on the line we wanted, but we were soon on our way to the Westminster Pier. We were going to take a cruise on the River Thames!
City Cruises offers a 24 hour, hop-on-hop off pass; we boarded and enjoyed a leisurely ride up the river on the boat. Our guide gave us lots of information on the history of the river, and the buildings and bridges that we saw along the way. He was very funny too, and it was a beautiful day for a boat ride! If the weather is cooperative, I would definitely recommend sitting up top – you can’t beat the view!
We departed at the Tower Pier; we were going to the Tower of London next!
Tube Stations: Earl’s Court (hotel), Westminster (at the River Cruises dock)
Costs: City Cruises River Cruise – 18.75 pounds (free with London pass) Note: City Cruises advertises this as a 24 hour pass, but the boats only ran until about 6 pm at the latest – check the times!