Maritime Greenwich

Covent Garden & Greenwich

An evening by the seaside in London, by Tom Jones

There’s no more restful escape within the M25 than an evening by the River Thames in Maritime Greenwich.

Tom Jones is the author of "Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing A Day To Do in London", "London: The Weekends Start Here" and "Mad Dogs & Englishmen: A Year of Things to See and Do in England". Suffice to say, he knows a thing or two about London.


The Plan, at a glance

A scenic cruise along the River Thames

A scenic cruise along the River Thames

Relax, we’ve already worked out all the timings & logistics – where to meet, what time, how to get that discount only regulars know about.. You don’t need that kind of hassle.

Deliciously honest pie & mash at a classic venue

Deliciously honest pie & mash at a classic venue

Learn the story behind this London institution once you’ve decided whether to double your pie, mash, or both. This is not nutritional advice.

Wander through timeless historical landmarks at a World Heritage Site

Wander through timeless historical landmarks at a World Heritage Site

Learn the history and what to look out for as you enjoy this amazing place pretty much to yourselves.

A cozy pint with a view at a riverside pub

A cozy pint with a view at a riverside pub

There’s this table – it’s a bit separate from the rest, comfy, intimate.. Yep, it’ll be waiting there ready for you.

Skipper back up the Thames to Central London

Skipper back up the Thames to Central London

Don’t worry, we’ll give you the heads up on when to pay up and wander slowly back to the pier for your ride home.


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The Details

🕕 Meet around 6pm

A scenic cruise along the River Thames

Start your evening aboard a clipper at Embankment – a stone’s throw from the centre of London – and be instantly disconnected from the busyness of the city.

Tom JonesAs soon as you’re on the clipper it feels like you’re going on a trip out to another place, like you’re on a mini holiday.

Relax, we’ve already worked out all the timings & logistics – where to meet, what time, how to get that discount only regulars know about.. You don’t need that kind of hassle.

🚶‍♂️2m walk from the pier

Deliciously honest pie & mash at a classic venue

Established in 1890, this highly-recommended London institution sticks to a traditional English classic; good honest pie and mash.

Tom JonesIt’s what people have eaten on their evenings out in London for hundreds of years, presented in a nice modern way. The ultimate antidote to fussy, gastronomic food.

Learn the story behind this London institution once you’ve decided whether to double your pie, mash, or both. This is not nutritional advice.

🚶‍♂️1m walk away

Wander through timeless historical landmarks at a World Heritage Site

A timeless wander in the very place where time was invented. You’ll savour the rich history and charm of this World Heritage site, with the architecture as your backdrop and the moon your lighting.

Tom JonesIt’s just you, the spectacular architecture of Sir Christopher Wren and the Thames glimmering with boats and the lights of Canary Warf in the distance.

Learn the history and what to look out for as you enjoy this amazing place pretty much to yourselves.

🚶‍♂️5m walk away

A cozy pint with a view at a riverside pub

This pub is perfect for an evening pint or cocktail, but the panoramic twilight views of Canary Wharf make it all the more special.

Tom JonesIt’s a beautiful building and has spectacular panoramic views across the river. They serve great ales, including Meantime bitters from the nearby Meantime brewery only a few hundred yards away.

There’s this table – it’s a bit separate from the rest, comfy, intimate.. Yep, it’ll be waiting there ready for you.

🕚 Back around 11pm

Skipper back up the Thames to Central London

End your night with the wind in your hair once again, only this time in awe of London at night.

Tom JonesIt feels very different going back at night. It’s romantic, calming and inspiring as you take in London’s iconic landmarks once again.

Don’t worry, we’ll give you the heads up on when to pay up and wander slowly back to the pier for your ride home.

A romantic evening by the Thames in Greenwich makes a perfect escape from the city without ever leaving London.

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A date night plan by

Tom Jones

Author of two critically-acclaimed books on things to do in London

Tom Jones is a promoter of interesting places, best known as the author of two critically-acclaimed books on things to do in London - "Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing A Day To Do In London", "London, the Weekends Start Here: Fifty-Two Weekends of Things to See and Do" - and a guide to interesting things to do in England titled "Mad Dogs & Englishmen, A year of things to see and do in England".

Tom Jones is a promoter of interesting places, best known as the author of two critically-acclaimed books on things to do in London - "Tired of London, Tired of Life: One Thing A Day To Do In London", "London, the Weekends Start Here: Fifty-Two Weekends of Things to See and Do" - and a guide to interesting things to do in England titled "Mad Dogs & Englishmen, A year of things to see and do in England".

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