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50-Minute River Thames Speedboat Ride

1. 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.

London: 75-Minute Thames Barrier RIB Speedboat Tour

2. 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.

London: River Thames Speedboat RIB Tour

3. London: 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 than 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.

London: 40-Minute Ultimate Tower RIB Blast Speedboat Tour

4. 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.

London: Speedboat Tour Through Heart of the City

5. 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.

London: Break the Barrier Speed Boat Ride

6. 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.

London: Private Speedboat Hire through the Heart of The City

7. 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.

London: James Bond Experience with Speedboat Adventure

8. London: James Bond Experience with Speedboat Adventure

Start your day with a sparkling light brunch at the Civil Service Club on Great Scotland Yard accompanied with a mimosa or glass of bubbly. Then, after an action-packed afternoon, relax and take in the atmosphere in true 007 style with a Vodka Martini - you've earned it! Remember Bond always starts with a drink and ends with a Martini. Soft drinks & Mocktinis (Mocktails Martinis) are available for those who prefer non-alcoholic Martinis. Now, listen very carefully 00... •Rendezvous at Whitehall, the seat of Government - keep your wits about you 00...you never know who’s watching! •Mission Briefing - to be an agent - you have to know about the past, so, pay attention •Rendezvous with a ‘safe’ vehicle - and proceed to the river where you will board a speedboat to continue the mission…keep an eye out for Drax or Scaramanga! •See where Ian Fleming was born - he’s some writer ‘Johnny’! •Take note 00! There has been a fiendish incident! The Russian secret service has been active here. The Cold War has just got hot! •Smarten up 00! Go to Floris in Jermyn Street and get your sample... learn the famous No 89 scent perfume story whilst you are there! •Fun’s over 00 - head down to the river and see where our ‘friends across the water’ - MI5 live •Next, it’s home territory...Babylon, VX, The Citadel...the home of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). •With your team, make your way to St James’s Park. •Stay on your toes! A deadly and ruthless SMERSH team could be on your tail. •Escape the park...proceed to Pall Mall •Make your way, as covertly as you can, to Queen Anne’s Gate - pay special attention to C's office! •Mission Debrief. Return to St Ermin’s Hotel St. James’s! •Relax 00 - you’ve earned it! Try a Vespa...shaken, not stirred!

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 400 reviews

We had an absolutely amazing time! I have been on the usual river cruises before where you gently meander along the Thames but this was something else. We still experienced the gentle cruise taking in the sites and learning about them, but once you pass Tower Bridge the real fun begins! We went for my son's 10th Birthday and he absolutely loved it. My youngest did too. The speed, the slope of the boat when turning, hitting the wake of other passing boats, it was great! Our tour guide Chris was fab, really knowledgeable and informative, we learnt a lot. They even played Happy Birthday by Blondie for him via the sound system. Highly recommended if you want to experience something different than the usual slow cruise along the Thames.

l did this with my son and we really like it. You get to see most of the big attraction with a funny guided Joe/Simon. Good music with a feeling of James Bond boat speed.

This was the best and fast way to enjoy my morning! Lots of laughs… thanks for the adventure.

We had a great time, went for my sons 11th birthday and he loved it. Thanks!

high speed adrenaline with sightseeing by the river