Water activity

London: River Thames Speed Boat Tour

Activity provider: Thames Rockets

London: River Thames Speed Boat Tour

Activity provider: Thames Rockets
Likely to sell out

From US$ 60.94 per person

Likely to sell out

Join a River Thames boat cruise with banter provided by a comedian guide, whose cheery anecdotes include narration about London's history. See landmarks such as the London Eye and Globe Theatre.

About this activity

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide


  • Get an adrenaline fix on London's original speedboat tour of the river Thames
  • Cruise at speeds of up to 30 knots past London landmarks such as Canary Wharf, the London Eye and Globe Theatre
  • Discover interesting facts about London from an award-winning comedian guide
  • Get exclusive views from a unique vantage point
Full description
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.
  • Access to River Thames
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Sightseeing cruise, speedboat
  • Life vest
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Tour starts from Boarding Gate 1, Waterloo Millennium London Eye Pier (directly underneath, and part of the London Eye)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Rain gear

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • This tour is suitable for infants aged 6 months upwards.
    • If you have confirmed your booking, if for some reason the supplier is unable to accommodate you on board, then a cancellation is granted
    • Expectant mothers are not permitted on-board at any stage of their pregnancy
    • If you have any historical or current backbone conditions or complaints, you are recommended to not participate in this tour
    • Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • Disabled guests are welcomed but wheelchairs cannot be take on-board the vessels, so this experience is not suitable for wheelchairs users
    • All passengers must be able to sit unaided on-board
    • A minimum of 8 passengers is required for each sailing, tours with less than 8 passengers will be rescheduled
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 292 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    Bill and Simon were excellent! Great humour and attentiveness. We are a family of 6 travelling with 4 teens. Was fun for all of us and gave us a great view of Tower Bridge, Big Ben, the Shard, Sky Garden, Globe Theatre. No concerns at all with bad-smelling life jackets as I had read in other reviews online with some providers which was a bit of a relief;). Highly recommend!

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    August 9, 2022

    Very very very very nice. Adrenaline through your body and Joey and mate Nick did a great job as well. We felt really cool with the wind in your hair and the loud music. Nick's explanation was also very nice with humor and interesting facts. We were lucky with the weather, if it rains it might feel a little different… but definitely a recommendation if you're in London!'

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    June 3, 2022

    We had a brilliant time on the speedboat. We are a family of 5 with kids aged 7, 12 and 14 and we all absolutely loved it. Our guide Mark was knowledgeable and hilarious, and the driver Roddy gave us a huge Adrenalin boosting ride!! We would highly recommend this ride to anyone!

    October 28, 2021

    Product ID: 16670