• Posted:Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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Cruise London's Thames this Christmas

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Cruise London's Thames this Christmas
There's something quite magical about Christmas time - it gets dark early, lights twinkle constantly and there's a good chance of snow. If you're staying in a hostel in London over the Christmas period, then going on a cruise down the river Thames could be a good way of taking in all of these sights. And not to mention the fact that you'll get to see the big smoke in a way that not many people do.

Put on by City Cruises - which carries more than one million people each year and has won many awards including Best River and Canal Boat Operator - if you opt for the Christmas Showboat, you'll find yourself amused for hours with an evening of food and music.

It takes place on the Millennium RiverLiner - which comes fully equipped with festive decorations to get you in the yuletide mood - and you'll be properly spoiled with welcome drinks, a four-course meal (which has things like Malay prawns and chicken supreme on the menu), live music, a disco and a cash bar that's open for the full four hours you'll be drifting on the waterway.

If you think that sounds fun, then make sure you save up some cash as it's £75 per person, which, for what you get, I don't think is astronomical. If you've got a bit more to spare, consider booking the lunchtime cruise instead. It's £97.50 but there's a traditional Christmas dinner put on and you'll really get to see London, as it won't be dark.

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