Roar down the Thames in a speeding boat!

Address:
Thames Rockets, Millennium Pier (London Eye), Southbank, London
Tel:
0207 928 8933

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
14th January 2019 30th December 2019 Every day
Every hour between 10 AM and 6 PM
Running time:
The ride lasts for approx 50 minutes
Tickets & Cost:
Adults £44.95; Child (under 14) £29.95
See thamesrockets.com

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This is not your normal kind of boat trip on the river... if you're expecting a nice, leisurely and relaxing ride as it floats slowly down the Thames, then forget it!

You should be able to guess how fast it is by the company's name: Thames Rockets. You'll be zooming under the capital's bridges in a speeding boat. You'll only be travelling at 35mph, but it seems like ten times that when you're actually sitting inside with the water spray in your face. I think it's probably something to do with how close you are to the water... The wind will be buffeting your face and the icy sea will be bulleting your skin, and you'll be holding on tight and praying for it to end!

Only joking... it's not that bad. But it's certainly the speediest you can go down the river. This is a real thrill ride. You'll have a live guide at the front trying to entertain you as you zoom past the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tower of London and Tower Bridge, before 'pulling G' at Canary Wharf. But it's not the sights you're here to see: they are just the icing on the cake. It's the speed of the boat that provides the entertainment.

Important note: You will have to undergo a safety briefing before you set off. The tour operates in all weather conditions, and wet weather gear will be provided for all ages and sizes. You will definitely get wet.

If you quite like the idea of a boat tour, but you don't fancy the speed (...and let's face it, the sheer terror!) of an Thames Rocket, then you might like to check out the London Duck Tour instead, which uses an amphibious vehicle to explore London on the road and river. If you'd rather have a slow boat, then try Thames Clippers, City Cruises and Thames River Services.

 

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