Concierge Tips – In London on Christmas Day – Looking for Lunch ideas with a Difference?

How about a Traditional Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings, a great festive atmosphere with like-minded company and the best view of London in Town.

Every year we get asked the question, what alternatives do we have to give us a Christmas Dinner with a difference.

We have been looking for ideas for you and how about a Thames River Cruise Special?

What better view than from the River

Sound so good I think ill be going!

There really is no other way to see the origins and history of London built on the banks of the Thames, seeing all the famous landmarks from the Tower of London to the Palace of Westminster.

The Thames and London – a Short History Through the Ages

The river provided a route for settlers and invaders. As a settlement, London barely existed before the arrival of the Romans. They found the location of London very convenient- they could be near the sea and they could bridge the river Thames here as well as the rivers Fleet and Walbrook.

They built a fort near Cripplegate. By 140, London, circled by a wall, was the capital of Roman Britain. After the decline of Roman Britain, the town was menaced by Franks, Picts, Scots and Saxons. When the Normans invaded in 1066, they built the Tower where the Roman wall met the river so that they could defend the city from the east. The City of London became a powerful centre for crafts with mediaeval Guilds and Livery companies.

To carry on reading, see – Thames & Waterways

This text is provided by London’s Hammersmith and Fulham Local Government and is fascinating reading – many thanks to them.

 Hammersmith and Fulham Local Authority

We had a look around and found this great looking Christmas Day Tour, which is a combination of a river cruise but also includes; an open top bus tour and Christmas day Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. We chose this as with all included we thought it has exceptional value.

Christmas Day 4 Course Lunch on Thames Cruise and Classic London Tour

What better ways to see the highlights of London than from on board a vintage double-decker bus. View London without any traffic or crowds!! Enjoy great views of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye as we meander through the streets and history of our great city, all brought to life by our expert guide.

Life Guards Winter Changing of the Guard

Open Top Double Decker Bus Tour with live guide

Take your seat on our beautifully restored double-decker bus and marvel at all of London’s highlights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, all brought to life by our expert guide. St. Paul’s Cathedral & the Tower of London

Have your cameras at the ready as we stop for photos at Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral where Admirals Nelson and Wellington lie buried and where Princess Diana was married. Then join us at the Tower of London that was built nearly a thousand years ago and is now home to the Crown Jewels protected by the famous Beefeaters. The imposing former palace was once used as a fortress and a prison and your guide will take you to see Traitors Gate where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time!

Christmas Day lunch on the River Thames.

Take your place for an unforgettable traditional Christmas lunch cruise for the finest festive dining experience you will find on the Thames. With a luxuriant 4 course menu and an elegant, seasonal atmosphere, we promise you’ll never know another Christmas like it.

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