Across the city and back in 50 minutes: be shaken, not stirred by The Ultimate James Bond Experience
If the new James Bond film Skyfall has got you fantasising about being 007 for the day, this awesome powerboat excursion along the River Thames in London can turn your fantasy into reality.
Departing from Embankment in central London, going via MI5 and MI6 headquarters and with either Canary Wharf or the Thames Barrier as the destination, the mission lasts between 50 and 75 minutes for the round-trip.
Starting off at a comfortable cruising speed, the friendly hosts on board the RIB (rigid inflatable boat) provide an informative and amusing insight into the many landmarks visible on both river banks over the boat's PA system. Fans of Burger King will be surprised to learn the origins of the word 'Whopper' as the boat passes the wharfs on the north bank, while budding historians can discover exactly why there is a curious bale of hay hanging from Tower Bridge.
As the boat passes Wapping, the crew are more than happy to show off the 245 horsepower of the RIB's engines and the speeds the craft can reach. The warnings to hold on tight are not to be taken lightly as the boat rides the wakes of the slower pleasure boats, at times leaving the water all together and turning at impossibly tight angles. Naturally, the legendary James Bond theme music is played through the speaker system to bring out the inner-007 in all of us.
Passenger numbers are limited to 12 per boat so booking in advance is highly recommended. Passengers who book through the VisitBritain Shop receive a complimentary on-board photo.
Whether your time in London is limited or your adrenaline craving simply becomes overwhelming, there is no faster or more exciting way to take in the whole city. Why not be a secret agent for the day with The Ultimate James Bond Experience?
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