Things to do on the river Thames this winter

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London’s famous waterway has provided travellers and traders with a gateway into the city for centuries and remains as one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. Today you’ll find all kinds of things to do and see along the River Thames.

For anyone in search of hotels in London City where they can make the most of the Thames, the luxury Montcalm Hotel London offers a comfortable home away from home. Located just north of the river, you’ll never be too far from some of these historic sights and fun activities.

Walk over Tower Bridge

There are many bridges throughout London that span the River Thames but Tower Bridge is without a doubt the most iconic. The beautiful towers and colourful metalwork have become part of the London skyline and now you can see it from a whole new point of view thanks to the walkway that goes across the top of the bridge. For those who aren’t comfortable with heights, you can always take the normal route across.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

The famous Globe Theatre is part of the rich artistic and cultural tapestry of London’s history and is still one of the most popular attractions in the city. The theatre that stands on New Globe Walk today was built in 1997 and was designed by taking inspiration from the original building which was constructed in 1599. You can uncover the history of British theatre and learn more about one of the world’s most famous writers at this beautiful venue.

London Eye

Float through the air above the city heights and snap some amazing photos from the city’s famous Ferris wheel. The glass bubbles give visitors a chance to see London from a new perspective (135 metres in the air to be exact). This popular attraction is a must-see for anyone heading to the Montcalm Hotel London this winter.

Sealife London Aquarium

A trip to London’s aquarium is a perfect way to entertain and amaze the kids in winter. Home to thousands of different species, the underwater world at SEALIFE will take you on a journey to the depths of the ocean and beyond. Snap photos of some incredible tropical fish and wave to sharks as they swim by. This is definitely one of the best activities if you’re travelling with the family during the colder months.


The historic area of Westminster sits along the side of the Thames and is home to a number of the city’s most iconic buildings and monuments. Take a stroll along the water’s edge and across the Westminster Bridge to snap photos of Big Ben, Westminster Palace and a collection of statues dedicated to some of history’s most iconic figures like Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln.

The Southbank Centre

If you’re looking for an entertainment during your winter London trip, look no further than the iconic Southbank Centre. Located right on the edge of the Thames, this popular venue regularly hosts some of the year’s best performances from a wide range of different genres. Be sure to check out the calendar and see if anything piques your interest.