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Address: Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7928 8933
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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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Exhilarating and different

We went as a family of five on the 50 minute trip. Tristan and Chris were excellent, with Tristan entertaining those on board with some amusing London facts, and Chris rattling... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Lancaster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went as a family of five on the 50 minute trip. Tristan and Chris were excellent, with Tristan entertaining those on board with some amusing London facts, and Chris rattling the boat along at 30 knots. The whole experience was excellent and we would thoroughly recommend it. One bit of advice, when you are offered the warm coat -... More 

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Luton UK
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just had an exhilarating ride and experience of being on a speedboat up and down the Thames. The "host" on the boat did a great job of keeping us amused and educated on all the sights we could see on both sides of The Thames. The ride was fun; splashy, and had great music to accompany us on our way.... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even in December this was a great adventure ideal for everyone truly exhilarating Welsh Steve and Miles took care of us all the way

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic trip, much better than expected. To start with great customer service (booked using Tesco clubcard vouchers) over the phone. Then cheerful welcome on the pier, quick distribution of safety jackets and off we went. Loved the choice of (appropriately loud) music, great feeling cruising at high speed and funny commentary and trivia on the way back. Steve the guide... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic fun, even on a chilly Decrmber day. Welsh Steve & Miles were great, skipper skills and funny informative facts. Would highly recommend for a different Thames experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took friends who were visiting from abroad. They brought their son on his 8th birthday. We bought the Christmas experience and Santa made a fuss of everyone. The trip itself was fantastic and Steve was informative and interesting about all of London's sites. He also had a great sense of humour. The captain, Nick, then opened up the throttle... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm 20 years older than the miserable old git who reviewed yesterday (Saturday 03 Dec 2016), the same day I went with my two friends. We all had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed Welsh Steve's witty and informative commentary, and felt fortunate to share the 18th birthday celebration of the lovely young lady and her 6 friends who also... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went on 3rd December for my birthday and it couldn't have been a more pleasant experience from beginning to end! Very professional, very friendly - Dave was hilarious and Ian ensured we had an exhilarating experience whilst in the speed boat - plus they sung happy birthday to me which made the day that much better - definitely recommend!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on 2 December and loved it!!!! Could have done without the commentary: I just want to enjoy the experience, but he tried hard and I'm sure other passengers enjoyed it. It's just that I don't want to be patronised at nearly fifty!! So, overall it was great! Two tiny niggles - the tour guide (but as I said I'm... More 

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Thank JMA_Chester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Today was my 18th and I went up to Thames Rocket with 6 of my friends. It was EASILY on of my best birthdays! Welsh Steve our guide was absolutely hilarious and taught us loads of interesting facts about London. An exciting and thrilling experience! Recommend to anyone looking for a buzz!!!

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