TRAVEL IN THE UK can be a great day out for all the family. Hiking is a great adventure in itself but if you have never tried it together with the family then this is the perfect option. You can choose to take the water based tour which leaves from London’s Olympic Park Marina and includes boat trip around the Thames. The boat trip takes about an hour and half and gives the chance to really explore London’s River Thames as well as meet some of London’s celebrity characters.

The trip also takes you through some of London’s most beautiful parks including Hyde Park and the Millennium Dome. While at Hyde Park you can get a lovely view of St Paul’s Cathedral. At the Millennium Dome you will be able to watch a film about the taking of the world’s first satellite photo of the Earth. This will really excite you as there is a great cue to go and see it. You will be amazed at the amount of detail that has gone into making a film like this.

There is a great choice of different routes to choose from. Some take you around the Chats worth area whilst others take you towards the Richmond Park and into Central London. Both routes offer a wide range of different attractions. In Central London you can visit Big Ben and the Bank of England. You could also visit the London Eye, the London Zoo and Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-upon-Avon. If that isn’t enough to get your Adrenalin pumping then maybe the Whitehall Palace or Kensington Palace Gardens will get your blood pumping!

The River Hikes are London’s oldest continuous hiking trail and allows you to see many historical sites such as the Tower Of London and the House of Parliament. You will also get to see some of London’s best shopping centres and the City’s financial district. The River is full of history and culture as well as a great day out for all the family. It’s also a really good idea to book your trip in advance as London experiences many tourist peaks.

There are several other sites to see on the River that you will be glad to add to your list of places to visit in London. There are several small fishing harbours that are great if you love to take a dip. You can also try your luck luring in a few fish and chips at one of the restaurants along the banks of the river. If you are interested in history then you will be pleased to know that there is a National Maritime Museum that you can visit and they have several famous ships such as the Endurance, RMS Carleton and the SS Stavronikita on display.

You can start planning your trip to take you along the River within the next few days by checking out online river trip planners. You can then decide how far along the river you wish to travel. Depending on where you end up you can choose to see the London Eye, the Tower of London or a cruise down the River Thames. When booking your tickets you can also make changes to make your cruise exactly the way you want it.