The Tower of London has for centuries stood as a mighty symbol of London's great power, standing guard over the Thames as you cruise by. The Tower stands cheek by jowl with The City, a global financial centre, its skyscrapers including the Gherkin, so named for its distinctive shape. The Shard, one of Europe's tallest buildings, is an equally powerful symbol of London's global standing today, housing a swanky hotel, million dollar apartments and top-end office space.
London Bridge once bustled with houses and traders. Today red buses rush past overhead as you pass underneath. Tate Modern was once a riverside power station, now a powerhouse of contemporary art that's free for all to visit. Opposite, the elegant dome of St Paul's Cathedral survived the bombs of the blitz of the Second World War. Luxury warehouse apartments now occupy buildings that were central to London's trade. Whatever river cruise you choose, this journey transports you through many hundreds of years of history and shows London at its vibrant best. An unmissable experience.
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