The River Thames has been winding through the capital for a good 2,000 years, and it’s still a daily inspiration for countless artists, writers and tourist adventurers like you. After meandering through serene countryside, the Thames approaches the city so it can provide the perfect setting for many of London’s most desirable attractions including The London Eye, The Tate Modern and the Cutty Sark in Maritime Greenwich. Fortunately, our hotels near the River Thames put you a few skipping stone throws away from all the action.

Aerial view of River Thames, London
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Book a hotel near the River Thames and we suggest heading to Greenwich by boat. It’s by far the most scenic way to get to what still seems like a small village with its cobbled streets and lovely shops. Other highlights in the area include the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum. Our Greenwich Hotel is no more than a mile from any of these top attractions. As you head back to the centre of town, check out what’s on at the Young Vic and National Theatre on the Southbank. While you’re strolling along the river, make sure you walk along the pedestrianised bit around Waterloo Bridge. You’ll find plenty of restaurants and family-friendly activities in the area within a half-mile of our London Central Waterloo Hotel.

Things to do near River Thames

After you’ve jetted up and down the river, it might be time to stop and reflect. How about a 40-kilometre panoramic view from the London Eye, the world’s tallest observation wheel? If you need a rest after your riverside ramble, our London Central Southwark Hotel is less than a mile’s walk away. After dinner, it’s time to experience the largest screen in the UK at the BFI Imax. Enjoy all 540 square metres completely oblivious to the traffic swirling around outside. The iMax is probably the best use of a roundabout ever created, and it’s only half a mile from our London Central Waterloo Hotel.