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All these can be seen from the River Thames.

The Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall
The Royal Festival Hall, one of London's premier concert halls. Opened in 1951.

The Thames rises in Gloucestershire. About 90 km from the sea, at Teddington, the river begins to exhibit tidal activity from the North Sea. This tidal stretch of the river is known as "the Tideway".

The Thames is navigable from the estuary as far as Lechlade in Gloucestershire. Between the sea and Teddington Lock, the river forms part of the Port of London and navigation is administered by the Port of London Authority.

The river is navigable to large ocean-going ships as far as the Pool of London and London Bridge. Both the tidal river through London and the non-tidal river upstream are intensively used for leisure navigation.
Thames river boat
A Thames pleasure boat.

Golden Hind
The Golden Hind, a reproduction launched in 1973, of Sir Francis Drake's ship, best known for its global circumnavigation between 1577 and 1580.

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Cleopatra's Needle
Cleopatra's Needle
Cleopatra's Needles are a trio of obelisks in London, Paris, and New York City. Each is made of red granite, stands about 21 metres (68 feet) high, weighs about 180 tons and is inscribed with hieroglyphs. Although the needles are genuine Ancient Egyptian obelisks, they are somewhat misnamed as none has any connection with queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt. It was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by Mehemet Ali, the  viceroy of Egypt, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801.

The Monument
Monument to the Great Fire of London
The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known as The Monument is a 61-metre (202-foot) tall stone Roman doric column in the City of London, near to the northern end of London Bridge.