Landmarks

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Historic Landmarks

As you cruise towards your destination, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to marvel at some of London’s most important sights and landmarks, including:

  • Cleopatra’s Needle – Brought to England in 1878 from Alexandra, it’s nothing short of a miracle this iconic monument survived the perilous sea crossing. A captivating gem from the Royal City of Cleopatra.
  • South Bank — Home to many of the most important galleries, museums and theatres in the city, the South Bank is considered to be London’s cultural heart.
  • St Paul’s Cathedral — The most famous of all works by Sir Christopher Wren, St Paul’s sits right at the heart of the City of London and was finished in 1710. It stands on the same spot as the previous St Paul’s, which the Great Fire of London reduced to ashes.
  • Millennium Bridge — The significance of the Millennium Bridge is enormous to say the least, as it was the first pedestrian bridge to be built over the Thames in over 100 years.
  • Tate Modern — Housed in an imposing former power station, the Tate Modern is widely considered to be one of Europe’s finest modern art galleries.
  • The Globe Theatre — Fans of Shakespeare will be in their element in and around London’s famed Globe theatre, which is fully dedicated to the great man himself and his work.
  • HMS Belfast — Once an important vessel in Britain’s naval fleet, the HMS Belfast is now permanently moored close to Tower Bridge and is open to the public as a fascinating museum.
  • Tower of London — The most iconic and recognisable fortress in the world, the Tower of London has a uniquely haunting quality best experienced from the Thames.
  • Tower Bridge — Another of London’s most quintessentially characteristic sights, Tower Bridge has been enchanting and captivating visitors to the capital since 1894. It’s now possible to take a tour of the old steam engine rooms, which previously powered the bridge’s opening mechanism.
  • Docklands — This once-depressed region of London has experienced the most extraordinary renaissance, becoming one of the city’s most desirable residential and business hubs. The history of the Thames really comes to life among the Docklands’ wharfs, warehouses and other echoes of times gone by.
  • Canary Wharf — Built for purpose and undeniably impressive, Canary Wharf occupies no less than 97 acres of former docks and storage facilities. It takes its name from the area’s prior connections with the Canary Islands, from which a variety of products were imported to the UK via London. Today, there are more than 14 million square feet of retail and office space in this thriving business district.
  • Greenwich — Birthplace of royals and playground of the upper-classes, there’s a regal air about Greenwich that is impossible to define yet hard to ignore. Blessed with glorious architecture, endless green spaces and some of the most incredible vistas of the capital, it is an experience not to be missed.
  • The Thames Barrier — Even if you have no real interest in engineering, the Thames Barrier will blow you away. 8 years in the making and costing no less than £1 billion to produce, it is the largest flood barrier of its kind in the world and measures in at a whopping 520 metres across.