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Last call for the Thames Clippers RB1 service #VirtualTour! We're setting sail in this thread in one hour so take a seat, grab a hot drink from the onboard bar and get ready to sail through London in style (virtually) #VirtuallyLondon
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As we depart Woolwich, on our way towards central London, we’re passing the Thames Barrier. One of the largest movable flood barriers in the world – it even has its own visitor centre! Image: Bill Green
#Woolwich #ThamesBarrier #RiverThames #VirtualTour
After a short journey we’ve docked at Royal Wharf Pier, the newest pier on the river launched in late 2019. Disembark here to visit @ExCeLLondon, @LondonCityAir or to explore @YourRoyalDocks. Images: James Brittain
#RoyalWharfpier #RoyalWharf #RoyalDocks #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We're sailing under the @EmiratesAirLDN, an excellent way to cross the river with stunning views over London. Joint tickets are available with your river bus travel.
Image: Bill Green
#EmiratesAirLDN #GreenwichPeninsula #RiverThames #virtualtour
At North Greenwich Pier we’re enjoying the incredible sights, starting with London's first dedicated public art walk, @TheLineLondon. Image: Adam Kaleta
#TheLineLondon #RiverThames #VirtualTour
Next up is @TheO2 - a popular music, shopping, sport and entertainment venue. Climb over the iconic roof at @UpatTheO2 to take in the views before looking out for the riverside linear park, The Tide, on your way back to the pier.
#TheO2 #TheTide #RiverThames #VirtualTour
As we sail away from North Greenwich Pier, on the north bank of the river is Trinity Buoy Wharf - home to Thames Clippers, London’s only lighthouse and its smallest museum - The Faraday Effect.
Image: @artsTBW
#ThamesClippers #TrinityBuoyWharf #RiverThames #VirtualTour
Sailing around Greenwich Peninsula, a popular area for spotting wildlife in the Thames, the area to our right (and behind the seal) is known as the Isle of Dogs.
Image: Bill Green
#IsleOfDogs #RiverThames #VirtualTour
As we disembark at Greenwich Pier, we're first going to explore @greenwichmkt, an eclectic and colourful market established in 1737. Whilst currently closed you can still shop online.
Image: Dominic Coombes
#VisitGreenwich #GreenwichMarket #GreenwichAtHome
Next up we’re taking a 360-degree virtual tour of 'Britain's Sistine Chapel', the Painted Hall at the @orncgreenwich. We're visiting again with our joint tickets.
#PaintedHall #GreenwichAtHome #RiverThames #VirtualTour…
A trip to Greenwich would not be complete without a visit to @CuttySark, the celebrated historic sailing ship and fastest of its time. Walk underneath the nineteenth century sailing ship and the last surviving tea clipper.
@RMGreenwich #CuttySark #RiverThames #VirtualTour
As we swing around the long bend in the river, our next is Masthouse Terrace Pier. Located on the north side of the river, disembark to visit @mudchute Park and Farm - a large city farm with rare breed animals
#cityfarm #RiverThames #virtualtour
Just a few minutes upstream we’ve reached Greenland (Surrey Quays) Pier, located on the south side of the river in Rotherhithe and one of our favourite sunrise locations offering stunning views across the river to Canary Wharf.
#Greenland #SurreyQuays #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We're now passing @yourcanarywharf easily identified by its distinctive skyline with stunning views of central London, check them out in this live webcam. We'd love to see your pictures of the views!
Image: Bill Green
#CanaryWharf #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We're disembarking at Canary Wharf Pier to take a virtual tour of the @MuseumofLondon Docklands
#MuseumforLondon #Docklands #RiverThames #VirtualTour…
We're sailing around the bend past Limehouse Basin and Wapping on the north of the river, and Bermondsey on the south.
Fun Fact: The Prospect of Whitby claims to be the oldest riverside tavern in London, dating from around 1520.
@ProspectWapping #RiverThames #VirtualTour
Cameras at the ready as we head toward one of the most photographed landmarks in London - @TowerBridge.
Share with us your favourite Tower Bridge pictures, bonus points if it's taken from the river😉
#InsideTowerBridge #TowerBridge #RiverThames #VirtualTour
At Tower Pier we’re enjoying the views with this 360-degree tour. Look out for City Hall across the river. Hint: it's the large, round building. It has a viewing space on the top floors that is occasionally open to the public
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
Next on our virtual tour is the @TowerOfLondon, we're visiting with our Thames Clippers joint tickets. Did you know its full name is Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London?
#FunFacts #TowerOfLondon #RiverThames #VirtualTour
Another popular attraction in the area is @The_Monument, a Sir Christopher Wren-designed column commemorating London's Great Fire. Climb the 311 spiral steps and be rewarded with one of the best views of London.
#ClimbTheMonument #VisittheCityfromhome #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We've sailed four minutes across the river and disembarked at London Bridge City Pier, to explore a range of activities including @I_W_M’s HMS Belfast, @shardview, and @boroughmarket. Video:…
@TeamLondonBdg #LondonBridge #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We're exploring the floating museum and World War Two warship, HMS Belfast. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, read all about this ship’s role in this important day
Image: @I_W_M
#IWMLondon #HMSBelfast #RiverThames #VirtualTour
Our next stop is The View from The Shard, we purchased joint tickets with our hop-on, hop-off River Roamer and are enjoying London from a birds-eye perspective, check out what's happening right now here
@ShardView #ShardView #RiverThames #VirtualTour
All this sailing has made us peckish so we've made our way to @boroughmarket to shop for British-reared meat and artisanal baked and dairy goods.
#BoroughMarket #RiverThames #VirtualTour
Next up on our sightseeing tour of the London Bridge area is @GoldenHinde_, a replica of Sir Francis Drake's small sailing ship, best known for circumnavigating the globe between 1577 and 1580.

#MuseumFromHome #GoldenHinde #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We're now back onboard and sailing under London Bridge, the sixth bridge to have crossed this section of the river and also the site of the very first bridge built in Roman times and later rebuilt in medieval times.
Image: @atlondonbridge
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
We’re cruising under Southwark Bridge. It is often said, that if you find yourself lost on a bridge in London, you are probably on Southwark Bridge because it's notoriously hard to find.
Image: Sam Neequaye
#SouthwarkBridge #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We’ve disembarked at Bankside Pier to explore Shakespeare's @The_Globe, a reconstruction of the original theatre which was destroyed by fire in 1613. While closed for now, you can stream Shakespeare performances online.…
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
The brick building you can see is Tate Modern. Originally built as the Bankside power station, it was repurposed 20 years ago to home contemporary art like this Andy Warhol exhibition – what’s your favourite @tate exhibition?
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
Back to the river and we’re sailing under the London Millennium footbridge. When it first opened it was referred to as the "Wobbly Bridge", do you know the reason why? Image: Bill Green
#FunFacts #RiverThames #VirtualTour
This stretch is particularly impressive at night when @IlluminatedRiv comes to life. Once we resume service, join our official boat tours to enjoy the best vantage point of the installation. Video: @levanterman
#IlluminatedRiver #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We’ve disembarked at Blackfriars Pier to visit St. Paul's Cathedral. Gaze up at the spectacular dome (without the neck ache) in the below link or find the Cathedral Choir on @spotify to listen in.…
@StPaulsLondon #StPauls #RiverThames #VirtualTour
The fifth bridge of our journey is Blackfriars Bridge, the widest on the Thames. Look out for the towers of the previous bridge that stood in this spot. This is the third bridge to have spanned this stretch of river.
Image: Bill Green
#FunFacts #RiverThames #VirtualTour
On the south side of the river you'll see a large building with the words OXO. Did you know this was home to the OXO Company who built the windows in the tower to spell out their name to avoid strict advertising rules?
Image: Bill Green
@OxoTowerWharf #RiverThames #VirtualTour
As we sail past South Bank, see if you can spot the @NationalTheatre. Home to prominent theatre companies, stop by and enjoy one of the #NationalTheatreAtHome shows and we’ll see you back on board soon
#NationalTheatre #SouthBank #RiverThames #VirtualTour
Across the river, the building with the green dome on top is @SomersetHouse. Its large central courtyard plays host to numerous events and a playful fountain in the summer. You can explore Somerset House by disembarking at the next pier, Embankment.
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
As we pass under London's longest bridge, Waterloo Bridge, to our left is The Royal Festival Hall, a concert venue set within the @southbankcentre.
Image: Morley von Sternberg
#SouthBank #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We've disembarked at Embankment Pier to check out the nearby attractions, first up is Trafalgar Square. Home to Nelson's column, the iconic stone lions, the famous Fourth Plinth, the @NationalGallery and @NPGLondon.
#TrafalagarSquare #NationalGallery #RiverThames #VirtualTour
Discover the link between transport and the growth of London at @ltmuseum. When they reopen, visit the Thames Nipper in the kids play zone!
Take a walk through @CoventGardenLDN's market halls on your way back to the boat.
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
At Westminster Pier we're exploring some of London’s most recognisable attractions. First up, Big Ben. Did you know Big Ben is the name of the bell, not the tower? Share your favourite Big Ben photos with us (pre-scaffolding😉)
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
Our next stop is @UKParliament - click below to explore some of the main rooms. Remember to look up - there are some stunning ceilings to discover!
@VisitParliament #UKParliament #RiverThames #VirtualTour
When the bridge was busy with foot traffic it would cause an unexpected swaying motion – we’re glad that problem’s now been fixed! 😎
We're now taking a look inside Westminster Abbey, home to every English and British coronation since 1066.…
@wabbey #WestminsterAbbey #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We've made the short trip across the river to London Eye (Waterloo) Pier. We're using our joint tickets to visit @TheLondonEye and @london_aquarium. Click the link to see what's happening there right now. Image: Jeremy Selwyn
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
Our next stop is the @florencemuseum, we're visiting the Nightingale in 200 objects, people and places exhibition. More relevant today than ever, the message of the exhibition is to wash your hands thoroughly to prevent infection
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
Despite 2020 being Florence Nightingale's bicentenary, @florencemuseum faces closure due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. As a small independent charity, it relies on admission fees and shop income to maintain the collection. Help it stay open:…
Sailing under Westminster Bridge, take a close look at the Palace of Westminster and St Thomas' Hospital. Don't forget tonight's #ClapForCarers thanking our NHS for working so hard at St Thomas' and other hospitals across London.
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
Cruising along, we're now sailing under Lambeth Bridge as we pass MI5 - home to The Security Service. MI5's mission is to keep the country safe. Click the link to see what's happening in the area right now
#MI5 #SecurityService #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We're passing Millbank Pier as we continue our journey upstream. You can disembark our RB2 service at Millbank to visit @tate Britain for exhibitions such as this one from Aubrey Beardsley:…
#TateBritain #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We pass our tenth and final bridge, Vauxhall Bridge, as we approach St George Wharf (Vauxhall) Pier. Disembark for @VauxhallFarm or for our US passengers, this is the stop for the US Embassy.
Image: Bill Green
#RiverThames #VirtualTour
We're approaching our final destination of Battersea Power Station Pier, the area we're passing to our left on the south side of the river is Nine Elms, a new residential, cultural and business quarter.
@NineElmsTeam #NineElms #RiverThames #VirtualTour
We've made it to @BatterseaPwrStn! De-commissioned in 1983, the iconic Grade II* listed building and surrounding area is now being brought back to life. Let's hop off to explore one of London’s newest food, leisure and cultural destinations.
#BPS #RiverThames #VirtualTour
That concludes our tour! Thanks for joining us, we hope to see you on board again soon (for real)! If we've missed your favourite attraction be sure to share it with us in the comments! Video @alin_pacemaker

#RiverThames #VirtualTour #VirtuallyLondon
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