Originally Published: September 9, 2014

There’s no denying that London is bursting with an incredible food scene, vibrant culture and who could forget, some of the most famous landmarks in the world. With many of London’s most iconic sights lining the banks of the River Thames, there’s no better way to indulge in an afternoon of sightseeing than by boat. From high-speed adventures to relaxing afternoon tea cruises, we believe that London has a guided boat tour for everyone. So next time you’re in London, why not escape the crowded streets and hop on board one of London’s best boat tours? You’ll find us on the party boat!

London RIB Voyages

4 of the Best London Boat Tours

London RIB Voyages

http://www.londonribvoyages.com/

Are you an adrenaline junkie? If the answer is yes, then a London Rib Voyage is the perfect boat tour for you! For just £36.50, you can experience an action-packed cruise past of some of London’s most famous landmarks whilst learning about their fascinating history. But once you reach the new Thames High Speed Zone, there’s no more holding back! Hold on tight as your experienced driver fires up the engine – sending you full throttle along the Thames to a soundtrack of British classics and leaving other boat tours bobbing behind in your wake. But be warned, this exhilarating boat tour will leave you wanting to go again and again!

London Duck Tours

http://www.londonducktours.co.uk/

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No… it’s one of London’s famous Duck Tours! Hop on board a London Duck Tour and prepare for one of London’s most exciting adventures. During your 75 minute tour, you’ll pass by some of London’s most iconic attractions on land before splashing onto the River Thames to cruise by the capital’s famous riverside landmarks including Big Ben, MI6 and Lambeth Palace. If you’re new to London, don’t worry because your guide will provide you with a fascinating fact-filled commentary. What’s not to love?  Book your London Duck Tour today… You’d be quackers not to!

London Duck Tours

The London Riverparty

http://www.thelondonriverparty.co.uk/

Alright, it’s not quite your average boat tour but we just couldn’t bear to miss this one off of our list! We’re sure that The London Riverparty is quite possibly the coolest boat in the capital and the best place to kick-start your night. Get yourself down to Westminster Pier and prepare to boogie your way down the River Thames, with London’s landmarks setting a stunning backdrop. What’s better yet? Tickets start from just £15 and include a free shot with your first drink. But remember to book well in advance, because there’s no other party boat in London quite like this!

River Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise

http://www.bateauxlondon.com/

If you’re looking for something a little more civilised, then step on board the Bateaux London and get ready to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea. For just £31.50, you can take in some of London’s most iconic riverside landmarks whilst indulging in a selection of delicious cakes, pastries, sandwiches and of course, a good ol’ cuppa tea. During this 75 minute cruise, you’ll get to listen to the sounds of the resident pianist and enjoy the spectacular sights of the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament and many more of London’s riverside attractions.

Next time you’re in the capital make sure that you hop on board one of these incredible boat tours and as always, remember to send us your best snaps from the day! And once you’re on dry land, check out our London food tour!

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