Speedboating down the Thames – a photo journey of a Thames Rib Boat Experience

Speedboating down the Thames – a photo journey of a Thames Rib Boat Experience

We had a pretty good idea that my 30th birthday might be our last sans baby! Therefore wandermust daddy organized a day of treats that you can’t do with a baby – the first being a speedboat down the Thames.

preparing for our rib experience

 

We used Thames Rib Company who I would thoroughly recommend

The trip started at embankment and headed westwards towards the Houses of Parliament. We had a great view of the sun setting over Parliament.

preparing for our rib experience

The trip then took us past the London Eye , Tate Modern and The Shard.

London Eye from the Thames

Tate Modern from. the Thames

The Shard, City Hall and Tower bridge

The trip was accompanied by a guide who pointed out all the main sights of London. Given the age of our group the guide added some saucy humor to the commentary that went down well.

Heading east, we went past the Tower of London and had a great view of traitors gate. A view that many dreaded and never saw again.

traitors gate from a traitors point of view

Once we had headed back east out of the city the boat was able to open up and get to high speed hitting waves and causing much delight among our group.

having fun. on the Thames

As we headed back towards embankment we got the best view of tower bridge I’ve ever seen. Despite being a Londoner and being there for many years I had never actually seen the bridge open. This was a great birthday treat and a highlight of our trip.

passing under an open Tower Bridge

This post was done as part of the #citytripping linkup

13 Comments

    • September 13, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      When I lived there I would never have done but regret not being a tourist in my own city more

  1. September 13, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the bridge open either! I’ve used the city Clipper boats quite a lot but I’m not sure if I have the stomach for a fast speedboat ride.#citytripping

  2. September 14, 2016 / 6:43 am

    Amazing! Fun and sightseeing beautiful London. We should have considered this when we visited London last year.

  3. September 15, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Oooh this looks like great fun! Another one for the London list! #citytripping

  4. September 16, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen the bridge open either- how cool. And the speedboats are something I’d love to try but definitely not one with my daughter- I love the river views though. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

    • September 17, 2016 / 8:31 am

      Yes we were very lucky with the bridge opening. Any children would need to be a lot older

  5. September 17, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Looks like such a fun birthday. I’ve never seen the bridge open either! Still need to see London from boat. A great way to see the city. #citytripping

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