20 Best Tours and River Cruises In London Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Tours and River Cruises In London

We've rounded up the best tours and river cruises in London in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 97 London tours and river cruises to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the tours and river cruises we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

The St Katherine Docks Treasure Trail

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Make new discoveries on the St Katherine Docks self guided themed Treasure Trail as you hunt for the long lost treasure! Can you solve the clues and...

Trafalgar Square's fountain & National Gallery on Curious About Trafalgar Square trail

Curious About Trafalgar Square

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Trafalgar Square gives an exciting perspective into this historic area of London. Walk 1: St James's Square to Trafalgar Square From th...

Bus passes Tower of London on City Sightseeing London tour

City Sightseeing London Hop On Hop Off Tour

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

London is the national centre for culture, politics and industry. See it all from the top of a bright red double-decker bus on a City Sightseeing Lon...

Family on Treasure Hunt Trail

The Trafalgar Square Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Trafalgar Square
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

While Trafalgar Square is an iconic spot, there are more than a few mysteries hiding around every corner. Explore its secret underbelly on The Trafal...

The London Ghost Bus Tour night bus

The London Ghost Bus Tour

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The London Ghost Bus Tour is a darkly theatrical sightseeing tour, showing you the sinister side of London while providing gothic comedy horror theat...

Passengers on City Cruises passing London Bridge in Westminster

City Cruises

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Make like a duck and take to the water on a Thames tour of London with City Cruises. It’ll take you all over the capital and you’re welcome to hop of...

Map and booklet for The Westminster Spy Mission Trail in London

The Westminster Spy Mission Trail

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Explore the dark side of an iconic London spot on The Westminster Spy Mission Trail.  As secret agents, you’ll have to decide between fact and fictio...

People on the Harry Potter London Walk

Harry Potter London Walk

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Cast a spell over the streets of London on a Harry Potter Walking Tour. The films captured the hearts of millions all over the world and now it’s you...

Passengers sightseeing on ThamesJet boat in London

ThamesJet

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Did you watch that speedboat chase in James Bond and think, ‘I could do that’? Then get your tux ready for a ride on ThamesJet! This high-speed thril...

The Mercia cruising Thames at Thames River Services in London

Thames River Services

  • Westminster
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Enjoy some of the best views London has to offer on a relaxing cruise with Thames River Services! Cruise from Westminster to Greenwich and the Thames...

People on boat at Thames RIB Experience in London

Thames RIB Experience

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Hold on tight as Thames RIB Experience takes you and your family on a whirlwind sightseeing trip you'll never forget! The two main experiences includ...

Thames Rockets' Boat approach Thames Barriers in London

Thames Rockets

  • South Bank
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Indulge a need for speed with Thames Rockets: a turbocharged boat ride along the iconic River Thames. You’ll quite literally have to hold onto your h...

Mary Poppins Walking Tour of London

Mary Poppins Walking Tour of London

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Dance and sing through the streets of London, hand in hand with the world’s most famous nanny, on the Mary Poppins Walking Tour of London. Filled wit...

Bloomsbury Codebreaking Walk

Bloomsbury Codebreaking Walk

  • Bloomsbury
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Uncover the secrets hidden in the past of the picturesque squares of Bloomsbury on the Bloomsbury Codebreaking Walk, powered by Tramble App. Prepare...

London Waterloo Codebreaking Walk

London Waterloo Codebreaking Walk

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Discover the unexplored side of Waterloo with the London Waterloo Codebreaking Walk. Join forces with your kids and work as a team to find clues and...

People on London Bicycle Tour Company in South Bank

London Bicycle Tour Company

  • South Bank
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Come to us, and rent a bike from the largest privately owned fleet in London. Mountain Bikes, Hybrids, Traditionals, Ladies, Touring bikes, City Spor...

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

The Regent's Park Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Marylebone
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The game is afoot on The Regent`s Park Mystery Treasure Trail! It will see your team of detectives cracking codes and taking the guise of world renow...

Map and booklet for The Pudding Lane Mystery Treasure Trail in London

The Pudding Lane Mystery Treasure Trail

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

On The Pudding Lane Mystery Treasure Trail, the locals are all whipped up! There’s a case to crack and without a master detective on the job, it’s su...

Visitors picnicking on boat at GoBoat London

GoBoat London

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Set sail and explore the beautiful wonders of London’s canal waters with the capitals only self-drive, powered boating experience. Gather the family...

Regent's Canal London

Regent's Canal London

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Get away from the crowds in Central London and go for a quiet, riverside walk along Regent’s Canal. Experience the unique “canal life” atmosphere of...

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