Every year, approximately 20 million tourists visit London, whether, for sporting events, West End shows, shopping on Oxford Street, or experiencing the numerous wonders the city has to offer. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of overseas tourist visits to the UK dropped by 73%, going from nearly 40.9 million in 2019 to 11.1 million in 2020. With travel restrictions easing throughout the world we can now start arranging vacations again; why not choose the vibrant city of London as your destination?
London is one of the most famous cities in the world, and for good reason: there’s plenty of history, art, pop culture, sport, architecture, food, and markets. Thanks to the bustling and magnificent River Thames, the city has been a global trading force since Roman times.
Travelling by yacht from one location to another is both charming and exciting, mixing entertainment with travel for a spectacular blend of views, sounds, and sailing. Furthermore, while drifting between palaces, cathedrals, museums, adrenaline activities, kid-friendly areas, heritage sites, and more, it’s an opportunity to soak up the significance of the famed canal. Plus, as the day progresses from early dawn to a spectacular Greenwich sunset, you get to observe the city from your own unique waterside vantage point. Going at your own pace on a yacht also provides freedom, as well as the assurance of viewing some of London’s most iconic sights, such as Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, and the Cutty Sark, in a completely new way.
Aside from sightseeing, a cruise down the River Thames is ideal for birthdays and anniversaries; it is also the ideal location for a marriage proposal; an impressive gathering space for business meetings; a spectacular location to create video and photo content; and arriving in style to see some entertainment at the O2 Arena. A fascinating fact about the River Thames is that it is used by almost eight million people each year on a variety of watercraft including yachts, tate boats, kayaks, clippers, and cable cars.
This ultimate sailing resource was created by London Yacht Hire to teach you how to organize a fantastic day exploring London from the Thames. Yachting is the perfect classic method to discover hundreds of unique ‘London Town’ sights, from Westminster to the West End, Tower Bridge to the Thames Barrier. Get ready to take a sail with this visual guide that includes safety instructions and must-see sights.