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London Landmarks Sightseeing Tour & Speedboat Ride - 45 Minutes
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London Landmarks Sightseeing Tour & Speedboat Ride - 45 Minutes

By Thames RIB Experience
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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Ages 3-100, max of 12 per group
Duration: 45m
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Live guide: English
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  • High-Speed River Cruise
  • Lifejacket
  • Complimentary plastic poncho if weather dictates
What's not included
  • Hotel Drop Off / Pick Up
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU, London WC2N 6PA, UK
    Embankment Pier is directly opposite Embankment Underground Station on the North Side of the River Thames
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5182P8

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Children 13 years & under must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please note that children have to weigh a minimum of 15kg (2.36 stone)
    • Changes made after booking may be subject to a £25.00 admin fee
    • IF THE TIME YOU SELECT IS NOT AVAILABLE YOUR BOOKING WILL BE INPUT ON THE NEAREST TIME AVAILABLE & YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY THAMES RIB EXPERIENCE 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR BOOKING DATE
    • If your trip is subject to our Minimum Passenger Number Policy you will be contacted 24 hours before to be offered an alternative time or date to travel
    • ANYBODY PREGNANT, WITH HEART OR BACK PROBLEMS / OR OTHER SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS IS PROHIBITED
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Embankment Pier
      Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU, London WC2N 6PA, UK
      Embankment Pier is directly opposite Embankment Underground Station on the North Side of the River Thames
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    • Pass by
      Houses of Parliament
      Big Ben
      London Eye
      The Shard
      HMS Belfast
      Tower of London
      Execution Dock - actual location
      Tower Bridge
      Canary Wharf
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Thames RIB Experience
      5,947
      London, England
      Joined in August 2008
    • KatarinaSakkas-Ward
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wow!!!! What an amazing experience!!!
      Wow!!!! What an amazing experience. The actual ride was exhilarating and our driver and commentator John and George B, were not only knowledgeable and experienced but made the trip fun and enjoyable. The trip is a must for adrenaline junkies!!! Would highly recommend.
      Written 17 April 2024
    • G3m0
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thrilling , fun , visual
      Fun way to see Canary Wharf and Tower bridge from the water especially if you don’t have lots of time . Kids loved it. Crew were lovely and kept the speed and tunes going !
      Written 16 April 2024
    • dougcA6041KF
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What an unforgettable experience
      After a fantastic weekend of sightseeing in London we finished it off with the beast down the Thames and I’ve got to say it was one hell of a fantastic way to finish a great weekend. I can’t recommend this enough. It was worth every penny and we are coming back to do it again. Honestly, if you’re looking for something different to do in London, look no further than this book up now. I’ve told so many people about this. It was exhilarating and also great for seeing some of the sites from the Thames. I really wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was.
      Written 16 April 2024
    • I8590NCwaynem
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Rib Experience -Thames Barrier
      The team of John, Kane and the crew were brilliant and helped us with ease to book and board….we had an amazing experience and the kids loved every minute of it….Thanks again for all your help
      Written 15 April 2024
    • Curious693874
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience to do in London
      Thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Great commentary and driving from team! Really enjoyed the music and going super fast! Lucky with the weather too.
      Written 15 April 2024
    • brianac509
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience and the best tour guides
      This was the best experience I’ve ever been on! It was worth the price and I would do it all over again. The guides Asher and John were amazing and made the experience 10 times better. I would definitely recommend!!
      Written 14 April 2024
    • sallyl382
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant
      Weather helped as it was dry and sunny, but his was my third time doing this trip and Billy and George, made it the best yet, fun safe driving with knowledgeable commentry
      Written 13 April 2024
    • Christine R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Thrilling ride!
      Fabulous ride down the Thames to the Thames Barrier. Great crew with commentary on all the sights. Exhilarating ride. Lovely weather. Well worth it!
      Written 13 April 2024
    • RUSSELL S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome fun
      Brendon and Georgie really looked after us and gave us a thrilling zoom up & down the Thames. Also got a great picture under tower bridge. Highly recommend if you like an adrenaline rush!
      Written 13 April 2024
    • Wanderer05189871411
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day out
      Brendan and Georgie were amazing great tour guides absolutely worth every penny! Will come back soon great day out met all expectations
      Written 13 April 2024
    • shadehe
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best London Activity
      This was the most fun thing we did in London ever!!! The driver John and the guide Asher were fantastic and made the experience 1000 better! Literally worth every pence. Would recommend and would 100% do it again! 1000/10
      Written 12 April 2024
    • V1481HOjohnm
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great company. Brilliant experience
      Can’t recommend this company enough. Friendly staff .Asher and John on the boat were both excellent, professional and knowledgeable. Excellent work.
      Written 11 April 2024
    • Nicklane2004
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a blast
      Amazing way to see London. Captain John was the Lewis Hamilton of the Thames and Asher’s commentary exceptional - although his Maths needs work (St Paul’s construction time 😉)
      Written 11 April 2024
    • Daydream5586
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Birthday treat for all the family
      Fantastic combination of sIghtseeing and adrenaline rush to get our 13 year-old’s birthday off to at great start. Thanks so much to Asher and George for keeping us entertained and safe.
      Written 9 April 2024
    • Seaside690228
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fun, exhilaration & value for money
      I have done many trips down the Thames over the years - not only is this a new take on it and a very exhilarating one it also takes in more of the river than other trips by going all the way down to the Thame Barrier and back. Great fun and value for money. Also our host and driver (Leo & George B) were very knowledgeable while putting a funny twist on the usual facts on the sights across London - fantastic
      Written 9 April 2024
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    Ruth B
    11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not half as good as its competitor further to the Thames. Guide was awful, zero interest, mumbled and rattled off a few facts about a few buildings, mainly how many millions this cost or how many thousands that’s cost, no real interaction or historical facts, no dates. The part where the rib is allowed accelerate was thrilling, rather too much as my hat was whipped off and went in the river, not that anyone noticed.
    Written 22 December 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Dear Reviewer, We have received feedback from the crew on your boat the 19th of December and tried to call you to discuss the comments posted. On the day, the weather was fair and the Guide reported no issues on board and that the usual informative commentary was given and BOND music was played. Although he could not save your hat that flew off whilst the boat was going at high speed, he did see your mobile fall to the deck and once the boat had slowed down, readily came down to the front where you were seated, picked it up and gave it back to you. The Guides commentary only includes one reference to building costs that all pax on board laughed along to. We are satisfied that you received a good service from our crew and experience too. If you feel differently, we would like to hear for you on 023 245 1177. Thank you
    Written 6 January 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Laura C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    5 of us ladies took this trip as part of a London Hen Weekend Trip. Our guide Chris gave a fantastic commentary which was really informative. We did the 50 min Canary Wharf Experience and the ride is very gentle for good portions which goes with the commentary and then we had some fantastic high speed blasts which is great fun, we were all giggling and it was totally suitable for all ages (our age range was 22 to 74). The team were really great as we had a slog to reach the pier due to the London Ride event which closed the embankment and made getting across quite tricky. Would recommend to anyone and will absolutely do it again. Such a great way to see the sights. Unless its really hot and sunny take a jacket..you don't get wet but can be chillier on the water.
    Written 31 May 2022
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    Blondie1959
    London, UK29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Family
    Went from Embankment Pier to Canary Wharf, 50 minutes. George did the commentary of the London sights, with a number of funny quips thrown in. We took our 3 grand children who did not stop laughing and squealing with delight as we passed Tower Bridge and the rib went fast and furious down the Thames. A real adrenaline treat! Thank you all at Thames Rib Experience for a truly memorable time.
    Written 20 August 2020
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    Helen B
    112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really fun experience, with a great commentary on the buildings the sit along the Thames and then the exhilaration of the speed boat experience which was just so much fun and a highlight. We went as a family of adult children and one grandchild as a 60th birthday event and I couldn’t recommend it more highly. 45 minutes was the perfect amount of time. The weather was perfect and we all enjoyed the experience very much. Thank you.
    Written 16 June 2023
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    Missy Q
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Family
    This was one of the best experiences I've ever had. I've been to London multiple times but this is the first time doing this. We were recommended this experience from another friend. Absolutely worth every cent. The mix between site-seeing/commentary and fun/speedboating was perfect. We got to see parts of London we would have never seen otherwise, which I also loved. The father-son duo was great and his jokes also made the trip more fun. I will definitely be recommending this to anyone I know going to London.
    Written 5 June 2023
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    Philip O
    Manchester, UK25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020
    We started from Embankment Pier and had a quick turn up to Parliament, then turned down the Thames to take in the Eye, the Tower, The Globe etc etc. All is done at a pretty steady past until you get past Tower Bridge then all Hell breaks loose and it is 25 minutes of bedlam up to Canary Wharf.
    Great day out. Attentive and helpful staff. We tried to book again for the next day but they were booked on.
    Written 10 August 2020
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    Peter M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022 • Family
    My daughter surprised me for birthday Day. We were front row, reaching immense speeds, water splashing us and blue skys! I couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear! I’m a huge fan of James Bond and queen so the music went down a treat. I’m nearly reaching 70 and I managed to come off in one piece so would highly recommend to all ages. Would love to go again, perhaps Father’s Day hehe
    Written 5 June 2022
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    danieljohn6683
    London, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    Had a trip with Kane as the Guide and Richard was the driver. And I have to say from start to finish they are absolutely awesome. The Information provide was very clear and it was interesting Information. The banter was first class, especially when he told us to put our seat belts on. Fantastic experience one my 7 year daughter and I loved and will for sure do again. Fingers crossed we get Kane and Richard again as the turns and ride at high speed with the music was made it such a great experience.

    Thank you to both the drive and guide for an amazing 45 mins.
    Written 24 September 2023
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    Hello and thank you for this fantastic review. It is wonderful to hear that Kane and Richard kept you both entertained with the commentary and the high speed, especially that at a young age your daughter can learn some interesting things about London before shooting off at high speed. Maybe fate will bring you back into the hands a second time, and we cannot wait to see you again. Thanks.
    Written 27 September 2023
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    Steven L
    Odessa, DE430 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    This is such a fun ride. I would recommend it to anyone visiting London. We began with the shorter ride, from Embankment Pier. We had such a good time, we went back the next day for the longer tour, from the Tower Bridge to the Thames Barrier. Both trips are slower but still fun until you reach the Tower Bridge. Once you pass the bridge, the exciting part kicks in, as the boat goes to full speed and powers up and down the Thames.

    Definitely one of the highlights of our trip to London, and it's a must-do for anyone visiting the city.
    Written 23 August 2022
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    dylan b
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Solo
    I went on this trip on the 27th of May. Our tour guide, Barry, was great craic and really knew his stuff regarding the city of London! He made it a very memorable first trip to The Big Smoke! I would recommend this as a "TODO" when in London - going high speed down The Thames while learning about London's history is top-notch!
    Written 5 June 2023
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