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London is known as a collection of villages, and any visitor will find themselves able to get lost amid the huge variety of charming neighbourhoods and districts which make up England's sprawling capital. History abounds here, and you'll find spots of interest in the most unlikely places - a plaque marking the residence of a famous author, a tucked-away cathedral, a heritage house - as well as the most famous historic sights such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. It's also a shopper's delight - from the elegant and upscale Harrods to the quirky bargains of Camden, you will have no issues finding your perfect London keepsake.
The River Thames flows through the various neighbourhoods into the English Channel, connecting the city with the sea. Getting onboard a cruise from London is a great way to continue your journey.
London cruise lines and destinations
The majority of cruisers who want to depart from London will first make a short land journey to Southampton or even Harwich where the ports able to accommodate big ships are found. However, you can embark and disembark right near the Tower Bridge on cruises with National Geographic Lindblad Expeditions. Other larger cruise lines which occasionally come through the area include P&O cruises, the Carnival cruise line, Royal Caribbean cruises, Princess and cruises with Celebrity.
From London, you can set sail to other historic and interesting ports around the UK and Ireland, including islands such as Guernsey and Scilly. There are also itineraries and departures from London to mainland Europe, and the amazing cities found there: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bordeaux and more.
London cruise port
There are several places where smaller cruise ships can moor in central London. The Greenwich Ship Tier near the Naval College in Greenwich offers the world's first floating cruise terminal. The Tower Bridge Upper can accommodate vessels up to 158 metres in length, and passengers will have the excitement of sailing through the bridge itself. George's Stair Tier is the third option, mostly hosting superyachts with a maximum length of 110 metres.