Touristy to the core and annoying to everyone except passengers, this outfit loads you in semi-inflatable RIB speedboats with twin 245-horsepower engines and flits you downriver to Canary Wharf, around the O2, or Greenwich from Embankment. Try in vain to make a lasting memory of St Paul’s flying past, blurry from estuary spray in your eyes. Tours are 50 to 75 minutes. Its competition, offering similar thrills: London RIB Voyages (www.londonribvoyages.com; [tel] 020/928-8933; £44–£50), which goes from close to the London Eye and from St Katharine’s Pier near the Tower of London, and Thames Jet www.thamesjet.com; [tel] 020/7740-0400; £28–£39).
Thames Rib Experience
Victoria Embankment, WC2
Our Rating Transportation Tube: Embankment or Charing Cross Phone 020/3432-6856 Prices £25–£53 adults, £22–£37 kids depending on tour length (50 to 75 min. rides) Web site Thames Rib Experience
MapVictoria Embankment, WC2 London
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