A tour of London!

Our first piece of homework this term was to find out some information about London. Livvy decided to write about a river tour down the Thames.

Thames Tours

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Thames Tours! I’m your tour guide and today we’ll be taking a voyage through the fascinating city of London. As the boat sets off if you look to your right you can see Battersea Power Station which worked right up to 1083. As we round the bend to your left you will see the Houses of Parliament. Big Ben is actually the bell, not the tower. Behind these is Westminster Abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton last year.

On the opposite bank you can see the London Eye which is 135m high. Coming past on your left is St Pauls Cathedral which was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Bobbing under Tower Bridge which was built in 1894, you can see the fortress known as the Tower of London. Straight ahead of us is Greenwich where time is measured from right around the world.

My river tour map


As we travel further east the buildings are more modern including Canary Wharf and the Dome. The newest things are the cable cars across to the Olympic park. Our Tour ends at the Thames Barrier which stops London from flooding.

I hope that you enjoyed the tour – any donations can be left in the tin and are very welcome. Thank you!!!! 

By Livvy

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mrs Pringle
    Sep 06, 2012 @ 11:53:53

    Well done, Livvy, what a great piece of writing! You really showed you were aware of your audience by not just describing what they might see, but also adding interesting bits of information about the buildings.


  2. holly
    Sep 06, 2012 @ 19:37:41

    That was really good, I’ll give you a gold medal for the tour. X


  3. Maya
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 18:01:30

    It felt like a I was on a proper tour on the Thames. It was really good


  4. Eleanor
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 12:03:38

    Thank you Livvy! Will you be doing another tour any time soon? Hope so! Amazing peice of writing! I felt like I was really there!


  5. Austin
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 05:20:18

    I am Austin, a grade 6 student at New Gisborne Primary School. I was wondering why you did this map.


  6. humairaa
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 12:58:59

    I really love london.


  7. Humayrah
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 13:52:35

    I really love your work because you used so many lovely pictures. I went to London on the London Eye and I saw everything. Its a really beautiful sight!


  8. Raheema
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 13:54:41

    Hi there. I am Raheema. The river tour map of the River Thames is so cool!
    Its a brilliant map. You have done a brilliant piece of writing too.


  9. Kyra
    Sep 20, 2012 @ 09:54:52

    Hello guys,
    My name is Kyra and I go to New Gisborne Primary School. I was wondering what the tour was like, I have often wondered what London would be like. I have only been to England once when i was on my way to Ireland and from what I saw it must be a beautiful city.
    Have you guys gone on any other trips because i would love to hear about them.
    From Kyra


    • devoil
      Sep 20, 2012 @ 16:50:41

      Hello Kyra, Thanks for your comment. I have to say that we didn’t really go on a tour of London. That was just Livvy’s way of presenting her homework. London is a lovely city though and I hope that you will visit it one day.


  10. Kyra
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 00:41:25

    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
    a great way to present a project.
    From Kyra


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