Discount London
Love London for less
Your tickets to the best of the capital
Discount London
Call us now on 020 8295 8383

Break The Barrier Thames Rockets Experience - The number 1 all speed London Experience

London Rib Experience
#1 on TripAdvisor for 4 years running

It’s fast, it’s furious, it’s a world first. Break the Barrier launched in the summer of 2013 and immediately changed the way we power-boat on the Thames. Operating exclusively in the ‘High Speed Zone’ this is the speed experience which is just that – ALL SPEED! It is all revved up for 2017!

Boarding at London City Pier in the shadow of the iconic Tower Bridge, you set sail to a rousing “Best of British” soundtrack from the modern day back to the 1960's.

Before you know it, we let rip! Pushing speeds of up to 30 knots (35mph!) the 12 metre long aero-dynamically designed fiberglass ‘Thames Rocket’ will twist and turn its way east flashing past Canary Wharf, the Cutty Sark, Greenwich & The O2 arena. There’s a chance to catch your breath as the vessel cruises through the marvel that is the Thames Barrier, before ‘Pulling G’ and firing up the 630hp twin four stroke engines to blast you home.

There is plenty more music and memories along the way and with an expert Skipper and award winning guide on hand to keep you entertained, this is a jam packed 40 minutes that’ll leave you wanting to turn round and do it all again!

‘Break the Barrier’... Are you ready?

We have 1 ticket type for Break The Barrier Speedboat Experience Thames Rockets

1. Break The Barrier Speedboat Experience Thames Rockets
From £41.85  Gate rate £46.95
Save 11%
When are you going:?
Adult £41.85
(over 15 years)
Child £30.25
(10 - 14 yrs)
Sub Total £0.00
Please advise your preferred time for Thames Rockets Ltd

Total cost of your booking £0.00

Shopping with us is 100% secure

  • A 40 minute thrilling, high-speed boat ride departing from London Bridge City Pier to Thames Barrier (return)
  • Professional Guide
  • Tour of London and the sights

We have 17 Reviews for Break The Barrier Speedboat Experience Thames Rockets

The alternative and definitely better way to see the sights from the River Thames!
Simon, 29/07/2017 (Young Adults)
Fantastic experience for those who want to feel like James Bond! You get to see all the sights east of Tower Bridge in only 40 minutes (this is the section where the speedboat can go the fastest because there is a speed limit from the London Eye to Tower Bridge). Perfect for tourists and locals and would happily do again!!

Very exciting indeed
Tallulah, 19/06/2017 (Mature Adults)
Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but we were absolutely stunned after a really exhilarating ride along the Thames. From St Katherine's all the way to the barrier - so enjoyable. Really fast speeds and hairpin turns. Plus a chance to look at views from the Thames that are not quite so famous as on the 'through town' trip. Really recommend it for all ages.

Excellent fun!
NickyD, 30/04/2017 (Family with young children)
Brilliant fun, my 7 year old son loved it, and also a great way to see the sights!

Break the Barrier London Rib Experience
Jack, 03/05/2016 (Mature Adults)
Fantastic ride - not too scary! Given jackets and life jacket to wear. Didn't get wet as all. Kieran was hilarious and professional as a guide. The whole experience was amazing and highly recommend!

Really Incredible Boatride!
Bj, 16/02/2016 (Family with adult children)
My husband & I bought this for a 30th b'day present for our daughter. Great experience, want to do it again -only faster!!!

Caz, 17/08/2015 (Family with teenagers)
This boat ride was like no other- fast, thrilling and exciting! An exhilarating way to experience different views of London. Great 'treat' for a special occasion or just for a fun day out and full marks to our Guide for his comical commentary. Will definitely do again absolutely brilliant!

Dami, 19/11/2014 (Mature Adults)
Had a wonderful ride, great instructor and was very safe. Thank you

Love London for LESS TODAY...
Be the first to hear about exclusive promotions, competitions & London’s New Arrivals.
Read our full T&C’s here

Important Information

Discount London regrets to inform you that following the latest advice issued by the British Government concerning the COVID-19 virus, we are currently not accepting bookings traveling prior to the 30th of May. Tickets are still available for a wide range of attractions following this date. In order to assist the UK’s attempts to control the virus’s spread we have also decided to re-arrange existing bookings intending to travel before the 30th of April.

All customers who had booked an experience taking place before the 30th of April 2020 will be contacted and informed of how to re-book for a date post the 31st of May. Alternatively, we can issue you with a gift voucher to use as you wish, valid for the next 12 months. To get in contact directly to re-arrange your booking or to claim your voucher please email

The health and safety of our customers and colleagues will remain our key priority during this period, so we hope you understand that this decision has been taken in order to help combat this disease in the most responsible way possible. Please note that tickets to all experiences committed to being open after the 30th of May remain available for redemption.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming you back to London in the near future.