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Speedboat through the heart of London

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 337 reviews.Greater London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by David

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

See many of the city's greatest sights the way they were meant to be seen - from the river! You'll be welcomed at Blackfriars Pier by your expert skipper and a personal tour guide for lifejackets and a safety briefing. The sound-system will be fired up with great British tunes and we'll cruise down to Tower Bridge for the best of all selfies. Then hold tight as we take you on a 10 mile high-speed blast to the O2 Arena and back to Tower. We'll throttle back and while you catch your breath take in the sights of the spectacular city.

Some of the sights you'll see
Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Golden Hinde, London Bridge, The Monument, The Shard, Old Billingsgate Fish Market, HMS Belfast, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, historic Wapping, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, the Cutty Sark and the O2 Arena.

PLEASE NOTE THE LENGTH OF THE ACTUAL TRIP IS 45 MINUTES

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See many of the city's greatest sights the way they were meant to be seen - from the river! You'll be welcomed at Blackfriars Pier by your expert skipper and a personal tour guide for lifejackets and a safety briefing. The sound-system will be fired up with great British tunes and we'll cruise down to Tower Bridge for the best of all selfies. Then hold tight as we take you on a 10 mile high-speed blast to the O2 Arena and back to Tower. We'll…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Warm waterproof jackets and overtrousers. Automatic inflating lifejackets....
From $53
/ person
Sat, Oct 24
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
$53 per person
$53 per person
Sat, Oct 24
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$53 per person
$53 per person
Sun, Oct 25
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$53 per person
$53 per person

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 337 Reviews
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As a born Londoner I love to show our fabulous city to visitors. Big cities can seem unwelcoming places and it's lovely to be able to meet our guests with a friendly welcome amongst the chaos of London. I'm an ex-firefighter and have been navigating boats on the River Thames for many years. A speedboat trip through the centre of London is a really thrilling experience, with some of the most iconic views in the world thrown in! You'll be in safe hands and I promise it'll be a trip that you will never forget. Take the time to read some of my reviews; they make me smile.
As a born Londoner I love to show our fabulous city to visitors. Big cities can seem unwelcoming places and it's lovely to be able to meet our guests with a friendly welcome amongst the chaos of London. I'm an ex-firefighter and have been navigating boats on the River Thames for many years. A speedboat trip through the centre of London is a really thrilling experience, with some of the most iconic views in the world thrown in! You'll be in safe hands and I promise it'll be a trip that you w…
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Where you'll be

You'll see:
Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Golden Hind, London Bridge, The Monument, the Walkie Talkie building, Old Billingsgate Fish Market, HMS Belfast, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, historic Wapping, Canary Wharf, the Cutty Sark at Greenwich and the O2 Arena

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 337 reviews.

Maximillan
September 2020
Engaging and charming hosts!!!. I found the boat ride therapeutic as my stress levels have been over the top lately. An amazing experience for me, would definitely recommend.
Karolina
September 2020
It was breathtaking! Thank you so much. I have to say that the river is the best perspective to explore the city. London looks amazing! Magical sunset, a lot of fun, unforgettable experience!
Endy
September 2020
We took a ride on the jetboat as an evening activity for our wedding day. It was absolutely amazing! We had Dave and Debbie taking care of us and they made the experience all the better - a perfect mix of tour and high action excitement.
Maija
September 2020
Best Experience Ever, Hosts Were Amazing And Friendly. Even Got To See Tower Bridge Open Up! What A Treat Dave And Debbie Are!!!
Zoe
September 2020
What a fantastic experience!! David and his daughter did a brilliant job of explaining the sites of London and driving the speedboat! Absolutely thrilling. So much fun!
Valeria
September 2020
Brilliant experience. David seemed very experienced and confident at his job and Debbie put additional charm to the event. Great selection of music to go along the boat drive and lovely refreshments to finished off. I’d highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to see London from a different angle.
Brilliant experience. David seemed very experienced and confident at his job and Debbie put additional charm to the event. Great selection of music to go along the boat drive and l…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 9 and up can attend.

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You can bring small bags with you but please don't bring large items of luggage.