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London: 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

1. London: 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London on the fastest speed boats on the River Thames. See more of London in 50 minutes than you’d expect to discover on more conventional sightseeing tours, and benefit from an informal and entertaining commentary along the way. Admire new and historical sights, such as the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Sail under Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf, and get the ultimate rollercoaster-on-water-experience whilst James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.

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London: Family-Friendly Speed Boat Tour of the River Thames

2. London: Family-Friendly Speed Boat Tour of the River Thames

Experience a wild and fantastic River Thames boat cruise that is fun for all ages. You will climb aboard a high-speed vessel that offers non-traditional views of England's capital at speeds of up to 30 knots. You will be given a full safety briefing and a life jacket - just in case! Named by leading listings magazine Time Out as a "must-do" experience, both visitors and residents of London will be thrilled with this outing. Speed under the capital’s bridges, and marvel at landmarks such as the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and South Bank from an exclusive vantage point. Music floats through the air via the onboard sound system, as you power out toward the Docklands. High-brow banter is provided by an award-winning comedian guide, whose cheery anecdotes include narration about the headquarters of MI5 and the modern skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.

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London: Speedboat Tour Through Heart of the City

3. London: Speedboat Tour Through Heart of the City

Meet your friendly skipper and crew at Tower Bridge Quay and collect your waterproof jacket, along with the latest automatic inflatable life jacket. Listen to the safety briefing before you board the power boat and sit in the state-of-the-art suspension seats.   Listen to the 550hp turbo diesel engines fire up to take you past monuments such as the Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe and St. Paul's Cathedral. Head towards London Bridge and the HMS Belfast warship as you make your way towards the Tower of London. Take souvenir photos as you pass under Tower Bridge. Then, hold on tight as you enter the high speed zone and race through the Wapping district at 35mph. Pass the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf as you speed down to the Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Continue to the O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) before turning around and returning to Tower Bridge Quay. Listen to some great British music throughout the ride for a trip to remember.

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London: 75-Minute Thames Barrier RIB Speedboat Tour

4. London: 75-Minute Thames Barrier RIB Speedboat Tour

Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London at high speed. Spend 75 minutes traveling along the River Thames from Embankment Pier with an informal entertaining commentary. See new and historical London sites including the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, and the magnificent Thames Barrier. Sail under Tower Bridge at high speed all the way to the Thames Barrier and get the ultimate rollercoaster experience whilst the James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.  When you return to Embankment Pier after your experience, you will have the option to purchase souvenir photographs that your crew will take as a memory of being onboard.

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London: 40-Minute Ultimate Tower RIB Blast Speedboat Tour

5. London: 40-Minute Ultimate Tower RIB Blast Speedboat Tour

Feel like James Bond for the day as you experience London at high speed. Spend 40 minutes traveling along the River Thames from Tower Millennium Pier and see famous London sites including the Tower of London, Shard, City Hall, and HMS Belfast.  Sail under Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf and continue further along the River Thames right up to the Thames Barrier. Get the ultimate rollercoaster experience whilst James Bond theme music blasts from the onboard PA system.  When you return to Tower Millennium Pier after your experience, you will have the option to purchase souvenir photographs that your crew will take as a memory of being onboard.

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50-Minute River Thames Speedboat Ride

6. 50-Minute River Thames Speedboat Ride

On arrival, you will meet a member of the team in the waiting room, who will take you through your safety briefing and supply you with life jackets and waterproof clothing. When it's time to depart your crew will arrive and take you to the boarding platform to embark the boat. See various iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower that houses the world-famous Big Ben, the London Eye, Shard and HMS Belfast to name a few. Sit back and enjoy the view as you pass under some of the ccapital's great bridges including the most modern, Millennium Bridge, as well as the world-renowned majestic Tower Bridge on the way to the fast zone.   Once past Tower Bridge, it’s all about speed, experienced skippers will give you an aquatic ride of your life of twists and turns, wave jumps and speed on the way to Canary Wharf. After all the adrenaline-fuelled fun, it’s back to Westminster Pier with time to admire the view, catch a breath and take in the great experience of speeding along the Thames and maybe even get those sightseeing pictures or the must-have selfie.

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London: Break the Barrier Speed Boat Ride

7. London: Break the Barrier Speed Boat Ride

Be greeted by a staff member and receive a full safety briefing. Collect your safety equipment including mandatory lifejackets. Set sail with a specially created soundtrack that takes you through the ages from the modern day to the 1950s. From Sinatra to Sia, experience the hippest hits and the hardest turns. For that reason, this trip is for those daring enough to experience what can truly be achieved on a speedboat. Thanks to the custom built 630 horsepower twin four-stroke engines and your highly experienced skipper team, you will get there fast.  Cruise over the water with speed and style whilst taking in the most popular sights of London. Your guide will entertain you at Greenwich and the Thames Barrier. Along the way, you will see an array of iconic London landmarks so don’t forget your camera.  All of this comes with a healthy portion of high-speed tricks and maneuvers that will have you screaming with delight. The speedboats really live up to their name as they carve through the water at angles never thought possible. Your expert skipper will ensure your safety, your guide will be ready with the banter, and you will supply the screams for 40 minutes that will leave you wanting to come again and again.

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London: Private Speedboat Hire through the Heart of The City

8. London: Private Speedboat Hire through the Heart of The City

See London from your very own super-fast RIB speedboat.  Your boat can take up to 12 passengers in safety and comfort on quality suspension seats.  Choose where you would like to be picked up from and dropped off at.  Plan your own route and what music to accompany the wonderful sights, or if you prefer, just leave it all to the speedboat crew and enjoy the ride. You'll be kitted out against the weather and given the latest automatic lifejackets to wear by the friendly and experienced crew. Cruise past Big Ben, the Tower of London and other iconic sights of this great city.  Get the selfie of all selfies as you pass under Tower Bridge and afterwards blast through historic Wapping at 35mph (56km per hour) to Canary Wharf, then Cutty Sark at Greenwich and the O2 Arena.  Pass through the magnificent Thames Flood Barrier and back for the ride that you'll never forget.

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London: Thames Rockets Private Speedboat Experience

9. London: Thames Rockets Private Speedboat Experience

Bring your nearest and dearest for a truly unique adventure. Be together on board your very own charter experience, reserved just for you and your guests. You will have a speedboat all to yourselves as you're whisked out for a breathtaking blast of fun in the fresh air.  First you will be given a full safety briefing and a life jacket, before stepping on board the high-speed vessel from The London Eye pier. Then, feel the wind on your face and the sun on your skin as you travel along the River Thames in central London. Your guide will lead you and your crew, keeping the banter flowing and offering teasers, facts and tales along the way. Let that carefree feeling of singing along at the top of your voice come flooding back, with the trademark onboard sing-a-long medley. For the first time ever small groups can take to the river Thames on a private speedboat ride without the exclusive price tag. The vessel, skipper, guide, and sound system are all yours.

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What people are saying about London

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 400 reviews

Really cool trip, well worthwhile! A really nice thrill ride on the Thames out to the Thames barrier and back. Saw some good sights along the way and the fact the boat went a decent speed made it a bit of a thrill ride. Recommended for sure!

Great fun! Great sights, take warm clothing, thoroughly worth while and enjoyable

Fabulous fun all round, highly recommended especially for kids

What a great experience! A must do when you are in London.

Really great experience, I would definitely do this again!