London Duck Tours’ amphibious adventure

Address:
London Duck Tours, 55 York Road, Waterloo, London 51.503286 -0.115214
Dates & Time:
Every day
During school term (Mon-Fri): Every 30-60 mins from 10 AM to 3 PM (Jan, Nov); 10 AM to 4 PM (Feb); 10 AM to 5 PM (Mar); 10 AM to 6 PM (Apr-Sep); 10 AM to 4.30 PM (Oct); 10 AM to 2.30 PM (Dec)
During school holidays and weekends: Every 10 mins from 9.30 AM to 3 PM (Jan, Nov); 9.30 AM to 4 PM (Feb); 9.30 AM to 5 PM (Mar); 9.30 AM to 6 PM (Apr-Sep); 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM (Oct); 9.30 AM to 2.30 PM (Dec)
Tickets & Cost:
Adult £26; Senior (over-60) £22; Child (1-17) £18; Infant (under 1) free; Family (2 ad+2 ch, or 1 ad+3 ch) £75
See londonducktours.co.uk
Telephone:
The contact number for London Duck Tours is +44 (0) 207 928 3132
Parking:
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near London Duck Tours
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Buses:
The following bus routes go near London Duck Tours: 12, 53, 76, 77, 148, 159, 211, 341, 381, 453, 507, RV1
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Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit London Duck Tours are Lambeth North Waterloo
Note: The actual closest train station to London Duck Tours is Waterloo
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Enjoy an amphibious adventure on land and sea... with London Duck Tours.

The last time we boarded one of these the guide revealed that these bright yellow boats once acted as landing craft in the D-Day invasions, so you're be sitting in a genuine piece of military history. (That sounds slightly unbelievable, but that's what he said!) Obviously they've been repainted since D-Day -- they would have stuck out like a sore thumb if they had been painted bright yellow.

The first part of the tour is on land, and will take you from Waterloo to the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, down Piccadilly, up to Hyde Park Corner, and then alongside Buckingham Palace. You will then cross over Lambeth Bridge and drive down a slipway next to the MI6 Building. This is where the real fun begins...

Once you're in the water you will motor up to Westminster Bridge for a fantastic view of Big Ben, before returning back to Waterloo. It's this riverside view of Parliament that is the highlight of the tour... but it all ends so quickly. You literally just float from the MI6 Building up to Westminster Bridge, and that's it. Then you turn around again. But it's certainly a thrill when you drive down off the road into the water. Everything in your head is expecting the water to seep through the floor, and it's quite a relief when you start bobbing along the water! If you're travelling with kids then this is the boat tour you want. Forget the sightseeing buses. Forget the normal boats -- get the London Duck Tour instead.

The whole tour lasts around 75 minutes, with the river section lasting approx 30 minutes.

You might like to read Craig's review of the London Duck Tour on his blog before you go, so you can see what it's like to ride. Feel free to ask him a question about the London Duck Tour as well.

If you're feeling really brave then you might like to travel down the Thames in a speedboat instead. Thames Rockets over a very fast journey in a very low boat -- it is genuinely quite scary! If you like the idea of a boat ride along the Thames, but you'd prefer a proper boat that has absolutely no chance of sinking (just a joke! the boats are perfectly safe!), then check out our City Cruises, Thames Clippers and TRS River Cruise pages.

 

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