School holidays are fast approaching and we (finally) have some sunshine so take the opportunity to enjoy and rediscover London from the waterways with a wide range of London’s family-friendly activities, made accessible with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers (www.uberboatbythamesclippers.com), London’s leading River Bus service.
The River Bus is a great way for families to travel, there’s easy ramp access for buggies, comfortable indoor cabins with cafe bars, outdoor decks and onboard facilities. Sit back and relax as you sail blissfully through keeping an eye out for the iconic landmarks on your route.
Are your little ones bouncier than you’d like? Embrace the spring in their step at The O2’s Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park. Take to great height with 150 wall-to-wall trampolines or sign up for the Oxygen School of Trampolining to learn under the guidance of a British Gymnastics Coach and channel your inner Olympian! To go up, up and away, disembark your Uber Boat by Thames Clippers vessel at North Greenwich Pier. Why not make a day of it with a visit to Icon Outlet for a spot of shopping, take to the roof with Up at The O2 or kick off a great summer at the world’s first interactive football and dining experience at TOCA Social. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s also over 30 bars and restaurants to choose from – including the newly opened Gordon Ramsay’s Street Burger. North Greenwich Pier also allows for easy access to the Emirates Air Line to soar even higher and take in the incredible 360° aerial views of London.
Sail to London Eye (Waterloo) Pier for an immersive and interactive journey along the Great Oceanic Conveyor with Sea Life London Aquarium. Perfect for keeping the holidays educational and fun, show your kids that there’s more under the sea than just Nemo and Dory and come face-to-face with over 10,000 marine creatures.
For those wanting to make the most of the summer sun, get outdoors with a trip to Battersea Park. Hopping off at Battersea Power Station Pier, soak in the sunshine with a summer picnic, venture off to the many playareas available, rent one of the boats across the lake or take to the high ropes at Go Ape. London may be one of the world’s biggest cities but there’s still plenty of green space available – ideal for escaping the crowds. You can make a full day of it by popping by Battersea Power Station’s Summer Showtime on The Coaling Jetty – London’s most unique open-air cinema and theatre experience.
Looking to save some pennies? London also has incredible free experiences for families this summer. Pop by Canary Wharf Pier and make the most of the daytime hours with the Summer Lights exhibition, hop off at North Greenwich Pier to unleash your inner child and battle your family at the Summer Sessions’ Sports Day or choose to soak up the sounds of the summer with the riverside festival, Summer By The River, when disembarking at London Bridge City Pier.
With so much to do this summer, sail with an Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ Family River Roamer for just £36.70 (online or via the app); an all-day hop-on hop-off ticket with access to 23 piers across London, valid for two adults and up to three children (15 years and under; 4s and under travel for free as standard). A number of joint attractions tickets are also available, including with Emirates Air Line, starting from £14 for an Adult River Single (East Zone) & Emirates Air Line ticket. Measures remain in place to support social distancing at piers and on board the vessels, as well as an enhanced cleaning regime to keep you and your loved ones safe as you sail this summer.
For more information and to book, visit www.uberboatbythamesclippers.com.