Things to do at Terrible Thames Horrible Histories review
New for 2021 is the Horrible Histories themed Terrible Thames tour. This is a riverboat cruise on the Thames in London. The boat sails from Tower Bridge Quay, next to Tower Bridge.
Onboard the boat be prepared to hear the horrible history of the most famous river in the world. “Tremble in terror at the Tower. Sizzle at the Savoy. Give Cleopatra the needle. Be washed away at Westminster. Lose yourself at Lambeth. Get gobsmacked by the globe. Hold onto your head and London Bridge and escape from Execution Dock”.
They also cover the stories of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Julius Caesar, the Duke of Wellington, Queen Boudicca, Jack the Ripper and Captain Kidd. That’s a lot of history to get through in 45 minutes and don’t worry they leave the nasty bits in!
The tour is brought to you by award-winning theatre producers the Birmingham Stage Company and Wood’s Silver Fleet. Together they bring you their extensive experience of performance and river sightseeing tours to create an experience like no other. The tour is conducted by two actors, they do not change into historical characters when telling the stories. The tour is more suited to children age 5 and over, however, children of all ages are welcome.
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FAQ and Further Information Terrible Thames Horrible Histories
What are the main things to do?
Riverboat cruise of the Thames with historical (and gruesome) stories of London’s past history brought to you by two actors.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive. Tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance. An adult ticket costs £22, children 4-15 £14, under 4s are free. Family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is parking nearby, charges apply. There are also tube stations nearby.
When are they open?
They run from around springtime until late October with extra sailings during school holidays. Please visit their website for up to date information.
Are they accessible?
Only assistance dogs are permitted.
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