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KidRated’s ThamesJet Top Tips:

  • Waterproofs are provided
  • Perfect for adrenaline loving kids
  • After something a little more chilled? Take a City Cruise 


We’ve said it before and we’ll undoubtedly say it again, one of the best ways to see London is by boat, and speed boats only make it even more exhilarating. ThamesJet is perfect for kids visiting London for the first time but might find a normal river cruise a little dry. They’re also a great way for native Londoners to see a whole a different side of their city.


Your Thamesjet experience takes you past some of London’s most iconic sights. Sit back and enjoy the view as we pass some of the Capital’s great bridges including the most modern, Millennium Bridge, as well as the world-renowned Tower Bridge on our way to the fast zone. In fact, you need to stay alert because the sights really do come thick and fast on this stretch of the river.


Once past Tower Bridge you are heading for speed, the only jet boat ride on the river that stops harder turns tighter and nothing’s faster.


The military-grade boats are more manoeuvrable (yes, they’re built to the same specification as those used by the military and police). The experienced skippers really know how to put them through their paces to give you the aqua-batic ride of your life!


Thamesjet departs and returns to Westminster pier. You will be supplied with waterproof jackets and lifejackets.




Why not try the ThamesJet+ ticket, which also gives you access to some other top London attractions, such as The London Eye, the view from The Shard and Madame Tussauds.



For kids aged 9 and older.



Hold on tight!




Booking Advice:

  • Book online and in advance for more choice in timings
  • Check the website for special offers
  • Gift vouchers can also be purchased






Westminster Pier
Victoria Embankment

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 77 400 400


How to get there:

Tube: Westminster

Parent Point of View

Things to do, places to go for kids and teenagers - cool, academic, fun and entertaining in London and beyond with KidRated

Laura Porter

  • Oh wow, this is a real rush! Big kids and adults will love it.
  • There’s a recorded commentary with some James Bond music for the section before Tower Bridge but once you’re through hold on tight.
  • The audio is loud as it can’t be on headphones for your safety (no-one wants to be caught up in wires).
  • Wear layers as it’s chilly when whooshing around on the water.
  • You can leave larger bags at the pier. If you take a bag put it on the floor and put your foot on it as you need both hands to hold on to the handrail.

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