Water activity

London: River Thames Speedboat Ride

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc
Water activity

London: River Thames Speedboat Ride

Activity provider: City Cruises Plc
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From US$ 60.21 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy a fun-filled, adrenaline-packed experience as you cruise down the River Thames in London. Enjoy a combination of sightseeing, speed, and awesome aquabatics.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 50 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Audio guide included


  • Enjoy famous sights along the Thames and enjoy the time to take photos
  • Listen to the soundtrack describing the sights along the way
  • Experience the thrill of high speed manoeuvres to a backdrop of Canary Wharf
  • Get the adrenaline pumping to the sound of the Bond theme tune along with many more excellent songs
Full description

Explore London from the Thames River on a thrilling speedboat cruise that combines sightseeing, speed, and fun. See iconic landmarks, including Big Ben, the Shard, and Tower Bridge from a unique perspective.

On arrival, you will meet a member of the team in the waiting room, who will take you through your safety briefing and supply you with life jackets and waterproof clothing. When it's time to depart your crew will arrive and take you to the boarding platform to embark the boat. See various iconic sights such as the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower that houses the world-famous Big Ben, the London Eye, Shard and HMS Belfast to name a few. Sit back and enjoy the view as you pass under some of the ccapital's great bridges including the most modern, Millennium Bridge, as well as the world-renowned majestic Tower Bridge on the way to the fast zone.   Once past Tower Bridge, it’s all about speed, experienced skippers will give you an aquatic ride of your life of twists and turns, wave jumps and speed on the way to Canary Wharf. After all the adrenaline-fuelled fun, it’s back to Westminster Pier with time to admire the view, catch a breath and take in the great experience of speeding along the Thames and maybe even get those sightseeing pictures or the must-have selfie.

For safety reasons, the minimum height requirement to travel on Thamesjet is 1.35 metres (4 ft. 5in.).

  • Safety briefing
  • Life jackets
  • Waterproof jackets and trousers - if required
  • 50-minute speedboat ride
  • Sightseeing audio and music
  • Experienced crew
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People under 4 ft 4 in (135 cm)

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    Meeting point

    Meet your driver at the Westminster Pier boarding point F to begin your activity.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • For safety reasons, the minimum height requirement to travel on Thamesjet is 1.35 m (4 ft. 5in.)
    • This experience departs to and from Westminster Pier, please go directly to boarding point F
    • Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time
    • Maximum of 12 passengers on the speedboat
    • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
    • All passengers must be able to board unaided
    • Passengers should consider themselves to be sufficiently medically fit to undertake this high speed boat ride and if there is any doubt should seek medical advice before booking
    • Expectant mothers are not permitted onboard at any stage of their pregnancy
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 378 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Service
    • Organization

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    Yes, it’s a tourist activity, but it’s also so much fun and great for locals to do to enjoy the outdoors and a bit of adrenaline! It gives a new perspective of the city and the staff were very helpful and accommodating, providing a safe place for valuables and offering complementary jackets and waterproof trousers. Automated tour guide was interesting, but definitely was outshone by the journey itself.

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    March 28, 2023

    Great experience, however worth doing the Thames rockets and paying extra....live commentary on the Thames excursion packed full of information,this trip was just a prerecorded commentary which I could hardly hear...me and my son still.enjoyed it though.

    March 28, 2023

    Absolutely brilliant - a great way to spend an hour and the staff were so friendly and welcoming! You get to see so many London landmarks and have the fun of picking up plenty of speed - hilarious, and all to a new fantastic soundtrack of music. We’d definitely recommend!

    March 28, 2023

    Product ID: 134082