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
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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 472 reviews.

Roddy
October 2021
Outstandingly enjoyable experience. Unique way of seeing some of London's iconic sights with arguably the best possible view of many. great hosts, great piece of kit (powerful but comfortable rib) and a surprise complimentary soft drink or beer on board. Loved the experience and it should be listed as a "must do" when visiting London. Thanks to Dave & Debbie (owners) for the experience.
Deborah
October 2021
10/10 We all loved it … Debbie you were amazing with the information A memorable experience for my husband’s 50th birthday Nice touch with the drinks Thanks very much 😀
Selena
October 2021
We had an absolute blast on this tour. With minimal time in London seeing everything can feel like an overwhelming task and this tour allowed us to see so much more with an interesting perspective from the water. Tour aside the boat ride itself was so much fun we couldn’t stop smiling. David and the guides were extremely accommodating and friendly. It was a highlight of our trip for sure.
Mauricio
October 2021
It was the best. You won't regret it! It got my dad smiling and laughing a lot. There were complimentary drinks on board which was a nice surprise. Even though with the 5 minutes of rain which was unexpected they took care of us and ensured we were kept warm and dry. My girlfriend told me that it felt like we were on a giant jet-ski which she loves to do. She liked the birthday surprise that Michelle organised for her.
Sophia
September 2021
Such a fun activity! We decided to have a proper London tourist day out and the speed boat tour was such a fun and different way to explore the city! What a lovely team too and topped off with an ice cold beer ☺️
Lesley
September 2021
This was really fun, it was an amazing experience speeding along the Thames and seeing all the iconic sights from the river. It’s not cheap but definitely worth it. Debbie sent a text beforehand with very detailed instructions how to find the Quay from the Tube station - I would have got lost without this.

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Activity advisory

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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.