Speedboat through the heart of London

Greater London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by David

60 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 12.
Includes equipment

What you'll do

See many of the city's greatest sights the way they were meant to be seen - from the river, on board the Thames' biggest speedboat, fitted with suspension seating. You'll be welcomed at Tower Bridge Quay 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

We offset the CO2 produced by paying for Carbon Credits. We buy these on your behalf and believe the small addition to our operating cost is a price worth paying. Please ask if you'd like more information
Other things to note
You can bring small bags with you but please don't bring large items of luggage.

PLEASE ARRIVE AT TOWER BRIDGE QUAY AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE TIME.
See many of the city's greatest sights the way they were meant to be seen - from the river, on board the Thames' biggest speedboat, fitted with suspension seating. You'll be welcomed at Tower Bridge Quay 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 yo…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Warm waterproof jackets and overtrousers. Automatic inflating lifejackets....

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 455 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 4.96 out of 5 from 455 reviews.

Akhil
September 2021
David and Debbie are amazing hosts. True professional at their game and very thoughtful. The speed boat experience was more than what we expected and we are definitely going back. You can not miss this experience. It is a must and we highly recommend this experience.
Charlotte
September 2021
This was an absolutely fantastic experience! The crew were amazing with a very friendly, personable and knowledgable tour. As exciting as it was it was still very safe and comfortable. Amazing value for money too. I highly recommend you try this!
Mark
September 2021
Amazing Experience! It was a surprise birthday present for my wife. There where a little bit of mixed-up with the bookings but Debbie managed to rectify the issue and made our day even Extra Special with the help of Michelle and Dave. They're fantastic and brilliant hosts you couldn't asked for more. Very accommodated, friendly and lovely bunch of people. We Love every minute of it. I Highly recommended them to all my family and friends.
Liz
September 2021
Anniversary treat for my hubbie- he absolutely loved it. Lovely hosts who were professional and friendly we all had a blast today- topped off by perfect weather for such a fun activity. Highly recommend this trip exhilarating and interesting at same time everyone grinning from ear to ear!
Liz
September 2021
Oh wow what a ride, the whole experience was amazing. David and Debbie were lovely hosts very friendly and we felt very much looked after. They safely stored our bags and ensured we were all clued up about safety etc before boarding. The ride was at varying speeds and the high speed parts were exhilarating ... I didn't stop smiling for the whole journey. Debbies tour guiding was so well delivered with interesting facts as well as quirky titbits that made us all laugh and it was a lovely touch being offered an ice cold drink whilst she chatted to us. I would really highly recommend this trip, it was brilliant.
Francis
September 2021
One of the must-do experiences in London! It was my first time to ride a speed boat and me and my wife really had fun! Best part was when the boat was at top speed and turning! Seeing London from the river was amazing as well. Worst part was when the boat ride ended because we all wanted more haha. Highly recommend and will definitely do it again!

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.