Touristy to the core and annoying to everyone except passengers, this outfit loads groups of about a dozen in semiinflatable RIB speedboats with twin 245-horsepower engines and flits downriver to Canary Wharf, around the O2, or Greenwich from three farflung piers. Try in vain to make a lasting memory of St Paul’s flying past, your eyes blurry from estuary spray. Tours are 50 to 75 min. Its competition, offering similar thrills: Thames Rockets (www.thamesrockets.com; [tel] 020/7928-8933; £30–£44), which goes from close to the London Eye and from St Katharine’s Pier near the Tower of London to Canary Wharf; and Thames Jet (www.thamesjet.com; [tel] 020/7740-0400; £29–£39).
Thames Rib Experience
Victoria Embankment, WC2
Our Rating Transportation Tube: Embankment or Charing Cross, Tower Hill, or North Greenwich Phone 020/3613-2325 Prices Tours £27–£55 adults, £24–£39 children 15 and under; prices depend on tour length Web site Thames Rib Experience
MapVictoria Embankment, WC2 London
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