There’s nothing quite like the feeling of strolling alongside London’s biggest and most famous waterway. Taking in the sights and sounds of the River Thames is the ultimate experience for anyone travelling to the city this winter.
If you’re planning to join us here at the Montcalm City Hotel you’re in luck. Our hotels near London City are situated just a stone’s throw away from the banks of the Thames. That means that you’ll never be too far away from some of these incredible landmarks.
The iconic Ferris wheel which sits alongside the water’s edge is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. More than that, it has become an integral part of the city’s architecture and has added a whole new element to the skyline. Watch the wheel turn as excited travellers step inside the glass bubbles and float through the sky above the city. A picture of the London Eye would make a perfect addition to your Montcalm City Hotel photo album.
No trip to the capital would be complete without seeing the most famous bell in the world. For centuries, visitors from all over the world have paused on their journey through the city to see the iconic clock tower. You can enjoy an alternative view of Big Ben from the Southbank area. Marvel at the tower stretching high above the city as you stroll alongside the peaceful waters of the Thames.
There aren’t many theatres that are renowned worldwide but the famous Globe Theatre sits high up on the list of iconic venues. The beautiful circular structure is a perfect example of the type of unique architecture and design you can find in London. Take a walk over the Millennium Bridge to get a better look at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. There are also regular backstage tours for those who want to get closer and learn more about the history of this space.
Tower of London
As one of the oldest buildings in London, the Tower of London has a history that stretches back hundreds of years. The initial internal structure was built under the command of William the Conqueror who wanted to make a statement and solidify his claim on England. Today the tower and its many architectural additions is a must-see tourist attraction that offers visitors a chance to capture the beauty of medieval London in the modern day.
Not many people will be aware that what is currently known as London Bridge was not the first iteration. In fact, there have been a number of structures spanning the River Thames which have carried the same name. That being said, the beautiful blue bridge is one of the most iconic structures in London and can be viewed from many different parts of the Thames.
This is one of the many sights of the Thames that often gets overlooked by tourists but you won’t want to miss out on a chance to explore this gorgeous vessel. The clipper ship was built in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line and was renowned for being one of the fastest on the sea. It has been perfectly preserved and would make a perfect end to you Thames stroll.