Thames Rockets | Day Out With The Kids

Thames Rockets

South Bank, Greater London, England

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Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Indulge a need for speed with Thames Rockets: a turbocharged boat ride along the iconic River Thames. You’ll quite literally have to hold onto your hats as once you set sail, there’s no turning back!

This is the original sightseeing Thames experience and offers a view of the capital like no other, with plenty of history thrown in. Over 50 minutes you’ll spot world-famous landmarks, beginning at London Eye Pier. Catch a glimpse of Big Ben as it disappears into the distance, dash through the docklands or grab onto your shipmates as the engines rev up to speeds of 35mph under Tower Bridge. As the team say, ‘Think you know London? Think again!’

The tours have been specially designed to combine fact and fun, and the award-winning guides have been handpicked from London’s stand-up and acting circuits. They assure that you’ll be laughing and learning all the way, while experienced skippers keep everything secure. Plus for added thrills and spills there’s an onboard sound system pumping out classic tunes as you travel.

  • A super speed boat ride along the Thames
  • Spot landmarks like Big Ben and Tower Bridge
  • Award-winning guides and expert skippers


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Boarding Gate One, The London Eye Pier, South Bank, Greater London, SE1 7PB, England


Click here to visit Thames Rockets's website
0207 928 8933

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
The Ultimate London Adventure from £29.95
Thames Barrier Explorer's Voyage from £40.95
Captain Kidd's Voyage from £29.95

More Information


From the London Eye Pier departure point the nearest toilets are located in County Hall, just a few minutes’ walk from the departure gate. From the St Katharine Pier departure point there are facilities in the nearby Starbucks and Tower Hotel.

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only. 

Guest suitability

Unfortunately they do not allow mothers at any stage of pregnancy on board any of the experiences.

Eating information

The London Eye and Southbank area hosts a wide range of eateries, cafes and restaurants.