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Address: Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
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The original, fastest and most exhilarating sightseeing speedboats on the...

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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Best tour I have taken in London so far

We went for a friends birthday and it was truly a very memorable experience. Little Mike was very informative and we all had a great time!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We went for a friends birthday and it was truly a very memorable experience. Little Mike was very informative and we all had a great time!!

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London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Fantastic trip with our entertaining and knowledgeable guide, Matt, who kept us all entertained and made a big fuss about the two children celebrating their birthdays.The fun speed part after Tower Bridge was really brilliant. All ages on board enjoyed it tremendously.

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Thank guanabana2
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

What a great way to see London at speed! Start at Tower Bridge, so to the Thames Barrier and return. Friendly and helpful crew - Mike and Andy - thanks guys. A memorable occasion - to mark a memorable day.

Thank Coleen S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My son was keen for us to try this out to celebrate his 15th birthday and I'm so glad we did. It was thrilling, exciting and truly memorable. Our crew, Little Mike and Nick, were great and I particularly liked the way Mike took the time to speak to everyone on the boat, asking how far we had travelled, whether... More 

Thank DebbieNix
Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Fantastic experience on Sat 23/07/2016. The best way to see the Thames and was really exhilarated when the skipper ( Andy) opened the throttle and we twisted and turned our way to Canary Wharf. A knowledgeable and entertaining guide (Dave) made the trip interesting and went round taking photo's for us as well. I'd definitely do it again, I'd like... More 

Thank sb19670
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Day in London Saturday 23rd July with group of friends who had booked the Thames Rocket Rib Experience. Boarded boat and introduced to Skipper Nick by our rib tour guide Little Mike. Hilariously funny, very quirky and informative, good knowledge of local landmarks, great music very apt. Had a great time this is an excellent way to see the landmarks... More 

Thank Michael H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was a late birthday present for me which we took on my wife's birthday and we have one of the best days of the year so far with the sun beating down and the ovational bit of cloud (or we would have burnt to bits) - Tristan looked after us and Chris piloted the boat which takes you up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

A bunch of us booked the Thames Lates / Design my night experience for a friend's birthday and we were certainly not disappointed! The staff were friendly and entertaining and the views from the river breathtaking. So amazing to experience the Thames at 50km/h. Definitely a must regardless if you're visiting London or a seasoned local.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My sister and I went on this trip, absolutely loved it - the music accompanying it was great too ... recommended to friends now and we will look to book a longer trip next time, Stacey and Andy were really entertaining.

Thank CavanKaz
Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great couple of hours along the Thames yesterday, it was both thrill seeking and a educational insight into many historic London landmarks. From start to finish this was a professional and fun experience,our crewe Dave & Andy ensured we had a great time. Would recommend highly.

Thank Kieran M

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