London is one of the world’s most iconic cities and with good reason: there’s history, arts, pop culture, sport, architecture, food and markets galore. Dating back to Roman times, the city was a global trade force from early on thanks to the vibrant and mighty River Thames.
Apart from being England’s longest river, the River Thames tends to draw in London visitors and residents alike due to the extraordinary mix of activities and events occurring either on its banks or a stone’s throw (or bridge crossing) away from it. Whether for a holiday or staycation, what you might not immediately consider is using the Thames as the base for a yacht day out in London!
Yachting from place to place is equal parts idyllic and fascinating combining entertainment with travel for a fantastic mix of sights, sounds and sailing. Moreover, it’s an opportunity to soak up the significance of the famed waterway all while meandering between the palaces, cathedrals, museums, adrenalin attractions, kid-friendly spots, heritage sites and more. Plus, you get to see the city from your own unique waterside vantage as day shifts from early morning to a stunning Greenwich sunset. Going at your own pace via yacht also offers flexibility and you’ve got the guarantee of seeing the most recognisable sites like Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London and Cutty Sark in a totally unique way. London Yacht Hire developed this ultimate yachting resource below to show exactly how to plan a dream day discovering London from the Thames. From Westminster to the West End, Tower Bridge to the Thames Barrier, yachting is the perfect classic way to experience hundreds of unforgettable ‘London Town’ landmarks. London is calling so get ready to set sail with this comprehensive graphic guide including safety tips and must-visit sites.