In London the banks of the River Thames are dotted with attractions, from the Embankment on the north side to the Southbank arts and entertainment complex and further out at Richmond. Those looking for date ideas in Britain’s capital should make use of the romantic riverside restaurants and bars of the Southbank Centre, which boast enchanting views of the river and of the historic buildings that punctuate the skyline. If this central area gets too busy make your way to the leafy south-west area of the city. Richmond is one of London’s most affluent neighbourhoods and provides a wealth of scenic and peaceful things to do. Discover the top attractions along the River Thames here.