Either book a guided walk around the city or use these maps and tips for your a self guided tour along the River Thames.
Day 1 - London
For the finest way to learn the history, feel the vibe and see the sights - WALK! The walking trails along the River Thames offer an escape as well as a new perspective on the city. The Thames is a tidal river and provides gorgeous scenery full of wildlife and greenery, not to mention a sneaky peak into some of London's finest homes (Chiswick Mall). A runner' favorite is the river path from Kew Bridge to Chiswick Bridge, Barnes Bridge, or Hammersmith Bridge and back for a total distance of 3, 6, or 9 miles. From central London pick up the path at the London Eye and head West. For additional routes, maps and photos check out: //www.thames-path.org.uk/ For a guided walking tour head to London Walks who provide a variety of small, 2 hour tours that should satisfy everyone. A few sample walks: The Beatles, Jack the Ripper Haunts, the Inns of Court, Harry Potter, Pub Crawls, Westminster Abbey, Shakespeare's London, the list continues. There are day and evening tours and even Explorer Days for a look outside the city. For?6 (?5 if 65+) per tour this must be the best deal in town. For the full schedule see www.walks.com. No need to book, just turn up at the designated spot.
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