London - Illuminated River - London's Thames by night.

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Illuminated River - London's Thames by night.

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(190 reviews)
45 mins

About the tour

"Illuminated River" is a new public art installation transforming the Thames at night with an orchestrated series of LED lights that will eventually span nine bridges in central London. Join Charley as she follows the project's development and showcases the unique atmospheric beauty of the river Thames and its surroundings at nighttime.

Meet Charley London

Charley London

London is a potpourri of different cultures - more than a third of the city's population is foreign-born. Charley fell in love with London as a teenager and always enjoyed showing her city to others. Her first job out of University was guiding on the open-top buses. And since then, there has been no turning back. After 6 years of guiding across major tour companies (EF, BBC, and secret food tours), she decided to kickstart her own venture. On her tours, you might just find yourself bumping into a surprise. "I had a lookalike of Prince William on my bus! People thought it was the real one," she laughs. The surprises don't stop there. "I introduce people to landlords of my favourite pubs and prioritize family-owned local business over the popular chain businesses," Charley quips. For Charley, drinking in the Beefeater's secret pub within the Tower of London features as one of her best experiences in the city. She's wearing multiple hats, working part-time selling ham and cheese at Borough Market (London's oldest and best food market), while studying to be a psychotherapist. Whoever said you can't have it all?

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Dawn V.

28 August 2021

Very informative & enjoyable! Wish there would have been time to retrace steps & see each bridge life up in the night!. Thank you, Charley, for another wonderful tour!💟

Pee B.

27 August 2021

Charlie - professional and knowledgeable,as always. i enjoyed seeing the bridges again.

Marilyn E.

27 August 2021

Charley is articulate and very knowledgeable. Her dialogue goes beyond the "usual" comments to add some inside info and add spice to the tour.

Susan O.

27 August 2021

I did Charley’s first tour way back when heygo was called Virtual tours. It was a novelty and I greatly enjoyed it. The novelty value may have changed but my enjoyment of Charley’s tours has not. Great commentary and walking pace. She chose some wonderful sights for photo shots. I especially liked the angles for the Millennium Bridge. Nothing formulaic on Charley’s tours. We were even treated to a walk on the beach!

Gary H.

27 August 2021

My favourite evening walk when I am London. Learnt a few things which are new since last I was there.

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