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Thames Rockets

Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
+44 20 7928 8933
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The original, fastest and most exhilarating sightseeing speedboats on the river Thames today. Thames Rockets set sail in 2006 offering these unique sightseeing adventures to the public for the very first time. More experience, more style and more returning passengers year on year. Slice through London at 30 knots as the Thames is eaten up by 630hp of engine power. Zoom under the capital’s famous bridges and marvel at London’s landmarks from your exclusive vantage point. Our award winning comedian tour guides ensure sparkling highbrow banter as you 'pull G' past the House of Parliament before holding on tight for an exhilarating trip to Canary Wharf and back mission accomplished on this exhilarating Thames speedboat trip. This experience departs hourly from the world famous "London Eye" Pier, 7 days a week, throughout the year. Perfect for birthday celebrations, unique dates, reunions, family outings, groups of friends, staff gatherings, hen & stag do's, corporate entertaining, team building, engagements, school outings and more.Suitable for all ages 1 to 101! Toddlers and grandma alike willl love this speedy experience. This ultimate sightseeing adventure is great whatever the weather, wet weather kit provided for all ages and sizes."Five star" rating from London's Timeout Magazine, awarded a "Gold Tourist Attraction" in first year of sailing.
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Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
+44 20 7928 8933
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fantastic experience! Although the stag party are all familar with London and travelling down the Thames, this is a brilliant new way to see familar sites. Special mention to the crew Craig and Miles as crew who were really friendly and accommodating. Will...More

Thank catfordmartin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our second trip to London with my two young children and we wanted to do a river trip. I came across this company and decided this would be a brilliant way to experience London and the river. It didn't disappoint. My boys are 5 and...More

Thank 101180D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a great experience heading down the Thames in a speed boat with music and a great host! Tristan and Ian were fab. Ian did a great job steering the way and Tristan was a delightful tour guide - entertaining and genuine. Loved the mixture...More

Thank kaj6812
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is fun. Great views of London from the river with some history and some decent music thrown in and just a few splashes. Will do it again

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Thank Philip E
Reviewed 2 days ago

That was a direct quote from the 10yr old who loved it. He had ad been on a previous RIB trip and when I announced that I had booked the "Break the Barrier" high speed ride he was slightly underwhelmed. A grey day but with...More

Thank DMcC27b
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best trip for my family . SUPEEER!! Friendly, funny and incredible view from the boat sailing up and down the thames

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Thank B3277MFolgav
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is certainly the best fun thing to do in London. Hurtling down the thames at full speed with music blasting , and being entertained by the crewman. ours was called geoff and made the trip even better with his commentary and stories. You must...More

Thank davemcd63
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic trip today with Geoff as our guide and Chris at the helm. A present from friends for my husbands birthday and would thoroughly recommend it.

Thank DonnaRandall
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked a last minute trip for me and my son using a Southern Railway 2 for 1 voucher and wasn't disappointed, a great mix of speed, exhilaration and bite size history. Our guide Matty P ( a spitting image of Simon Pegg and Chris Martin...More

Thank Matthew Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great ride? The ride starts with a relatively slow ride downstream and once you pass Tower Bridge, the boat goes into full acceleration - a great thrill!! On turning back, the tour guide Chris (assist d by Chris as skipper), gives a fun,...More

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Michelle L
28 May 2017|
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Response from Greg S | Property representative |
It is usually best to purchase tickets two weeks in advance during peak season, March to October.
9 April 2017|
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Response from Greg S | Property representative |
Hi there, Thames Rockets provide all guests with life jackets, water proof jackets and trousers (if it's raining). Guests might get a light splash or spray from the chop of the river but guests do not get soaked or drenched.
21 March 2017|
Response from Greg S | Property representative |
There are staff on hand to help you in and out of the boat but at the time of booking they do tell you that they don't advise their experiences for anyone with a "back, neck or leg injury". Best to contact the office... More