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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Mr Gruber's antiques shop at Paddington Bear tour in London

Paddington Bear Tour

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Paddington Bear lovers will be in their element on this whistle-stop two and half hour walking tour of London visiting many sights and locations link...

Boys on a Spy Mission Treasure Trail

South Kensington Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • South Kensington
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Super sleuths are called for on the South Kensington Spy Mission Treasure Trail. As one of the fancier parts of London, feel free to go all out Bond...

Boat sailing from London Waterbus Canal Trips in Maida Vale

London Waterbus Canal Trips

  • Maida Vale
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

London Waterbus Canal Trips offers cruises along the historic Regent's Canal as it slips quietly along the green and leafy fringes of Regents Park. T...

Corridor at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

  • Kensington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Consider yourself royalty on a day out at Kensington Palace. It’s got everything your little aristocrats could need - exploration trails, ornamental...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

The Bankside Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Southwark
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Someone’s reported a mystery at the Wobbleshaft Theatre Company and you’re just the team of detectives to solve it. So, hook out your magnifying glas...

Family successfully completing the Text Quest

London Family Text Quest

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Transform your family walk around Battersea Park in London into a real adventure with this exciting London Family Quest by  Text Quest, exclusive to...

Passengers on Circular Cruise Westminster in London

Circular Cruise Westminster

  • Tower Hamlets
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the River Thames with Circular Cruise Westminster! Travel from Westminster Pier to St Katharine's Pier seeing some of t...

Battersea Park Codebreaking Walk

Battersea Park Codebreaking Walk

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Turn your walk in the beautiful Battersea Park into a game - download the Tramble App on your smartphone and get ready to complete the Battersea Park...

A little girl holding up a magnifying glass on a Treasure Trail

Brixton Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Brixton
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Ready for some exploring? Grab your crew and head off on The Brixton and the Antique Treasure Trail, you’ll have to search high and low to uncover th...

Staff with dogs at The Mayhew Animal Home in London

The Mayhew Animal Home

  • London
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Mayhew Animal Home is one of the most effective animal welfare organisations in London. It helps thousands of poor cats and dogs to escape a crue...

Match at London Stadium Tour

London Stadium Tour

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Sports Stadiums

London Stadium is the iconic new home of the Hammers - West Ham for the uninitiated. For footy fans, little and large, a London Stadium Tour would be...

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands

  • London
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

A peaceful walk in nature by the river isn’t an activity you associate with Central London? Visit Walthamstow Wetlands and change that! This is the n...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Wimbledon Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Wimbledon
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Make like Scooby Doo and uncover the truth on the Wimbledon Mystery Treasure Trail. It’s a code cracking trip into the unknown. Rather than hunting d...

A little girl holding a treasure trails map next to a tree

Richmond Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Richmond
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Detective hats at the ready, because there’s a murder to solve! Go on an exciting adventure with the Richmond upon Thames Murder Mystery Treasure Tra...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Kingston upon Thames Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Secrets can be found in all sorts of crazy places so you’re going to need serious detective skills to sniff them out! Are you ready to crack the King...

A family doing a treasure trail

St Albans Treasure Trail

  • St Albans
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Who doesn’t love a bit of buried loot? See what you can dig up on the Old St Albans Treasure Trail. It’s a great way to work as a team and get outdoo...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Uxbridge

  • Uxbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Explore every corner of Uxbridge while cracking clues and busting codes, all on the Hunt Fun Uxbridge trail. It’s the best way to get screen-obsessed...

Women rowing boat from Lee Valley Boat Centre in Broxbourne

Lee Valley Boat Centre

  • Broxbourne
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

At just a stone's throw from Broxbourne train station Lee Valley Boat Centre is the prefect place to have fun on the water. You can hire an electric...

Family reading displays at Warner Bros Studio Tour London in Leavesden

Warner Bros Studio Tour London5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Leavesden
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Warner Bros Studio Tour London provides an amazing opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. This unique walking tour takes you beh...

Tour boat at French Brothers Boats Runnymede in Old Windsor

French Brothers Boats Runnymede

  • Old Windsor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

French Brothers is Lucy Fisher Runnymede 45 minute boat trip. Board newly refurbished 'Lucy Fisher', a replica of a Victorian paddle steamer at the R...

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