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Rib Tours London

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Wonderful high octane experience

I took my Dad to do this for his birthday as he had mentioned he thought it would be fun. We went... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Emma P
Claudia N

I took my 13 year old niece to see famous London landmarks from the High Speed Thames River RIB... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Claudia N
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Come and join us for the best Thrill ride in London! With speeds up to 30 Knots you will cruise from central London Festival pier, and then head towards Canary Wharf with a Professional guide pointing out all the best sights and famous land marks...more
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Festival Pier South Bank Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XZ, England
Southbank
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

I took my Dad to do this for his birthday as he had mentioned he thought it would be fun. We went for the Full Thames Barrier experience and loved every minute. Even though we are very familiar with London the tour part was really...More

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I took my 13 year old niece to see famous London landmarks from the High Speed Thames River RIB Cruise. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the weather was great, the team were very friendly and informative. My niece couldn’t stop smiling from the thrill of...More

Thank Claudia N
Reviewed 27 October 2017

There were 5 of us. 2 adults and 3 children under 12. This company unlike others goes on weight rather than age and height like other companies. This mean we could take all of the kids! After doing the sightseeing bit which Nick kept light-hearted...More

Thank HenryFerna7
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Would love to say they're great but after 3 cancellations because their vessels weren't working (and their own member of staff saying they weren't reliable) we have finally given up and got a refund. Would avoid at all costs!

1  Thank karen s
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

From start to finish this was an excellent experience. Provided with Coat and life jacket. Very good guide with great stories and information. Once we got past Tower Bridge and they was able to speed up it was amazing, only down side was the weather.

Thank leeatlife
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Brilliant experience detailed history of the Thames buildings along the way..... and the Rib speed ride Awesome go for it <};o]

Thank DavidM8054
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This was my 02nd trip. They were excellent with my grandson who was very nervous to say the least. We were provided with warm coats and life belts, so no idea what happened on the other days. Yes you get wet. So don't complain if...More

Thank shirleyoco
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Booked 3 months in advance with Rib Tours. Ride was cancelled on the day, couldn't give me a refund on the day, instead gave me a number to contact. Lost out on my booking fee plus had to pay for another company not in advance...More

5  Thank Lucy K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was our 3rd ride this year, we like to give our oversees visitors a bit of our history, although it was a nice enough trip, it just didn't cut it for me this time, sorry! Earlier in the year, we were driven & guided...More

Thank chloemaguire98
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Chose the 50 minute tour but only about 5 minutes of this was actually speeding and exciting. Felt safe but attitude didnt seem professional.

1  Thank Maria S
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Nic1star
31 July 2017|
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Response from Navigator719833 | Reviewed this property |
We took a rucksack on with us which didn't cause a problem and wore normal clothes. You get a bit of spray but nothing too wet.
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stacielukes
24 February 2017|
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Response from Donnasmiles1 | Reviewed this property |
no definitely rib tours London it was booked via Groupon. never heard of Thames rockets.
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phizbec
22 August 2016|
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Response from jamessul1978 | Reviewed this property |
My booking was for 6.30 on a Saturday evening Call the office and ask them. James
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