Thursday, 9 May 2013

Racing Across The Thames

Being a hardcore Londoner, I always thought that I'd done everything touristy and seen the whole city, but turns out there have been a few experiences that I haven't had the chance to do yet. One such experience was taking a speed boat across the River Thames. When Experience Days got in touch about a speed boat tour, I jumped at the chance and went along to it with my friend Cat this weekend. It was definitely an experience worth doing, and a different way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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We hopped on the speedboat from Embankment, with the boarding gate being right next to the London Eye. It was small boat, big enough for about 10, and it was so much fun. It started raining as soon as we hopped on, and this by no means stopped the fun - in fact the pouring rain made it that much more fun.

We were treated to a bit of a history lesson by the tour guide who was amazing. She was so hilarious and filled with great knowledge of the city and the best known monuments, such as the Tower of London and Big Ben. We actually had an incredible view of Big Ben while cruising along past it on the boat. It's one of my favourite buildings so I loved having such a great view of it.

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Big Ben wasn't the only amazing view we got. We went past a few of the bridges, including Tower Bridge, and we also had a great view of The Shard.

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The initial talk and tour lasted about 20 minutes, followed by a lot of thrashing around, for another 20 minutes. After the talk, the James Bond music came on and the real fun began. I love fast cars, and being in a fast boat is all the same thrill as speeding across a road with no speed limit. The boat's engine kicked in and we went really fast across the river, that involved a lot of crashing in waves and getting more wet with the rain. Look at our faces below to check out just how much fun we had during this part:

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It was seriously so much fun - our faces say it all. We got absolutely soaked with the rain hitting our faces and the wind going through our hair. It slightly felt like we were getting a freshwater facial on our faces, haha.

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But this is definitely something worth doing, whether you're just visiting the city, or are a Londoner wanting a different view of London.

Thanks to Experience Days for this experience. Definitely one I'll remember for years to come. Experience Days have a lot of really cool experiences on their site, and it's definitely worth checking out. There's activities and experience for all ages, so perfect if you want to give someone a gift or want to do something unique yourself.

Sherin xx

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Sounds awesome, though I think the Thames water on your skin will do as much for it as the Los Angeles pollution has done for mine!

Ida said...

That looks so much fun :)

Cee said...

I'm terrified of boats and water, but I have to say, based on your expressions, this must have been such a fun experience... in another life, I'll give it a try ;)
xox,
CEE

Cafe Fashionista said...

What an awesome experience! :)

Couture Carrie said...

What fun, darling!
Love these pics!

xoxox,
CC

Dot (Claire) said...

Amazing! Southwold on the East Anglian coast has a very similar speedboat high speed trek across the sea and it is absolutely incredible. It's now one of my favourite things to ever and I'd really love a speedboat of my own haha. xx

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

Sounds super exciting! Although I love adventure rides am a little scared when it comes to water rides... I did go on a speed boat ride once in Mauritius. It was the most terrifying and fun ride of my life! ;)

www.thegirlatfirstavenue.com

ana said...

what a great tour!!! Sherin when I go to London you have to take me to see all this places! promise! ;)

Style Eyes said...

It looks like great fun and a lovely way to see London.

Kimberlee said...

Aw looks like so much fun :) It's good to do something touristy in your city once in awhile. I haven't done it in NYC for awhile... I should!

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