London Panarama Tour – A River Flows Through It
London began with the Thames, so what better place for us to begin a journey through London’s history than on its banks? Here we picture the Roman Legions as they sail up the river intent on invasion.
We uncover remnants of their city and then follow the tide of history as it washes on through the Dark Ages, Medieval times and right up to the present day.
And then we take ship and drift up river passing some of the Capital’s most famous landmarks. Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Wedding Cake spire of St Bride’s Church – all seen from the river as we drift along what was for centuries London’s main highway and artery.
Finally the graceful grandeur of the Houses of Parliament comes into view and we come ashore to stand on Westminster Bridge and gaze eastward and absorb a view that, although greatly altered, is as breathtaking today as it was on September 3rd 1802, when William Wordsworth enthused that “Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty…”