TOWER BEAST RIDE ROUTE

HOW TO GET TO TOWER MILLENNIUM PIER

The nearest train stations to Tower Millennium Pier are Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street. Walk down towards the river past the western wing of the Tower of London. You will pass the people queueing to buy tickets to enter the Tower. As the riverside walkway called Three Quays Walk begins outside of Pret-A-Manger, you will see the entrance to the pier ahead of you. Please follow the sign to Thames RIB Experience Boarding Point E, which is located on the western end of the Pier.

GET READY FOR THE TRIP!

All passengers need to be at the pier 15 minutes before their trip departure time. Wearing of life jackets is required onboard. The 15 minutes prior to you trip involved a necessary safety briefing about how to wear and use the life jackets.

Passengers will not be allowed to touch the life jackets before the safety brief is given. These life jackets are emergency life saving equipment; if a passenger inflates a life jacket in a situation other than an emergency, a £75 fee will be charged.

EMBARKING ON YOUR ADVENTURE

The Tower Beast Ride starts with a short, slow cruise along the River Thames. The boat navigates at an average of 10knots. There is a speed limit in the central area of the river until Tower Bridge of 12knots; the high-speed can only begin once we pass Tower Bridge.

Your guide will point out some of the sights of interest in your surrounding area. This section will last around 5 minutes.

SMILE!

We will take onboard pictures with Tower Bridge and the City of London in the background. These pictures will be available to purchase at the kiosk later.

It’s time for High Speed!

After the photo stop at Tower Bridge, the high-speed adventure starts. The Beast’s 880HP twin V8 jet propulsion, will power the vessel up to a maximum of 30 knots (35mph)!

The high-speed will last around 35 minutes.

1 – London Bridge

Slightly underwhelming in appearance, the London Bridge crossing cannot be overlooked as an important feature of the city’s historical and contemporary infrastructure. Bridges of varying designs have stood in this area consistently for approximately 2000 years. An important place to visit in London, if not only to discover that the attention-grabbing bridge further down river, is not in fact the one often assumed to be called London Bridge!

2 – The Shard

Inspired by the masts of sailing ships, Renzo Piano designed The Shard as a spire-like sculpture emerging from the River Thames and completed construction in 2012. The building features 11,000 panes of glass, with a total surface area of 56,000.0 m2 equivalent to the area of almost eight Wembley football pitches.

3 – HMS Belfast

Built in the same shipyard as the Titanic, HMS Belfast was present during the D-Day landings of 1944. Now part of the Imperial War Museums and proves a very interesting day out.

4 – The Gherkin

St Mary’s Axe, more commonly known as ‘The Gherkin’, was opened at the end of May 2004. Designed to reduce the need for artificial light, the architect Norman Foster built this with the environment in mind.

5 – The Tower of London

What’s the most famous date in British history? 1066. The race for the English Crown after the death of the childless Edward the Confessor came to a head at the Battle of Hastings, where William the Conqueror became the last person to ever successfully invade Britain.

6 – Tower Bridge

Officially known as His Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conqueror in 1078 and was a resented symbol of oppression.

7 – Canary Wharf

The West India Docks, once the busiest port in the world, were left near to derelict after the inland waterways docking industry suffered a heavy and rapid demise following the containerisation of cargo ships. One Canada Square, at 235 metres is the tallest building in the area and stood as the tallest in the UK from 1991 to 2012.

8 – Maritime Greenwich

Greenwich is a royal borough, with many sights to behold such as the Old Royal Naval College and the Royal Observatory. The White House positioned through the towers of the Naval College is the site on which Henry VIII was born.

9 – The O2

The Millennium Dome opened to the public on time on 1st January 2000 with a huge exhibition. Built around the theme ‘Time’ by Richard Rogers, it represents the divisions of the year; 12 support beams, the marquee stands 52 metres in height, and 365 metres across.

10 – Thames Barrier

An ever increasing threat to London, when the Thames floods it is more than just the river banks that are broken. The 1953 storm surge cost London an estimated £1 billion.

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SOUVENIRS AVAILABLE

We have limited edition merchandise available at our kiosk, as well as hard-copy and digital photos which capture the moment you & your crew embark on the invigorating, full-throttle speed section of your trip. Have a look what we have on offer!


  • London UK Souvenirs
  • London UK Souvenirs
  • Thames RIB Experience souvenirs
  • Thames RIB Experience keyring
  • Thames RIB Experience keyring
  • Thames RIB Experience keyring
  • merchandising
  • Tote bags river Thames
  • Sightseeing and shopping
  • Fridge Magnet
  • Bottle River Thames
  • drawstring bag
  • bandanas
  • London UK Souvenirs
  • London UK Souvenirs

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Please Call: 020 3245 1177 or Book Online

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