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“A a great way to enjoy the Thames and to sample one of the great cities of the world !” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets
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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
Ranked #1 of 184 Outdoor Activities in London
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Owner description: 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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“A a great way to enjoy the Thames and to sample one of the great cities of the world !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

The three of us (me, wife, and our 10 year old son) had a wonderful time on our trip on Friday afternoon. The experience of zooming up and down the Thames and seeing the rapid display of historic sites and notable trivia was fantastic. Our guide (Amy) kept us thoroughly informed and entertained, and our driver (Tom) thrilled us with what the boat could do.
The one hour and twenty minutes whizzed by !
We will definitely be back for more – and will bring our friends and family.

Visited April 2012
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Done lots of touristy things in London but this was by far the best. Quite exhilirating and an amazing experience. I will definately be booking it again next time I am in London. My trip cost £26 with lastminute.com - though I have seen varying prices, can also use Tesco vouchers.

Visited April 2012
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“woo hoo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Just got back from a fabulous time aboard - took the Ultimate London Adventure trip with my son and husband and loved every second of it. Matt the guide was full of useful information about the sights along the Thames and shared his knowlege in a funny and friendly manner - highlight was turning up the speed once we were out past Tower Bridge......amazing time had by all and well worth the money

Visited April 2012
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“Fantastic Experience - do not hesitate!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

We did the local, Houses of Parliament tour which then goes east down the river at speed beyond Canary Wharf.

Very well organised, very professional and charming staff who provide coats for you to wear (you need them as it is not only cold but you can get wet!), but commentary also.

Situated literally opposite Embankment tube station, it is also very easy to get to.

Thoroughly recommended.

Visited April 2012
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“Fabulous!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

What an amazing experience, loved by myself (a confirmed hater of water!), y husband and 3 children!

Visited August 2011
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