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'Thames Lates' Evening Rocket Rides

London Eye Millennium Pier

  • Adults-only evening RIB rides
  • Tour the Thames at sunset
  • A 50-minute round trip
  • Includes a celebratory drink

What's Included

  • Evening Thames RIB cruise for adults only
  • Enjoy a seasonal drink from a local London Brewery 'Thomas Tipple'
  • Take in the sights at sunset with a soundtrack played along the way to bring guaranteed romance
  • Travel from the London Eye to Canary Wharf and back
  • Approximately 50 minutes out on the river
  • Life jackets are provided and are compulsory for all participants
  • Participants should wear suitable outdoor clothing (coat and layers) to wear whilst onboard
  • The speedboat can accommodate up to 12 people

Highlights include:

  • London Eye
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Somerset House
  • London Bridge
  • Tate Modern
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • The Gherkin
  • The Shard
  • HMS Belfast
  • Tower Bridge
  • Canary Wharf
  • Cleopatra's Needle
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • The Tower of London

What Can I Expect

Get ready to ride the Rockets on these Thames Lates! Embark on a 50-minute tour of the River Thames as the sun goes down, for a fun and romantic trip out in the capital onboard a high-speed RIB boat.

These evening Thames Rocket rides set off from Millennium Pier, which is the one right next to the London Eye on the South Bank. It's a fantastically vibrant place to be and an ideally situated departure point for a sundowner boat tour along the Thames.

As the crowds start to disappear and the sun slowly sets on that famous London skyline, you will be boarding your Rocket RIB. These Rigid Inflatable Boats are agile, speedy and totally open to the elements, so you'll be fully-immersed in the London sunset thing, with the sights and sounds of the capital all around you.

And we have to say, it's really quite magical when the lights of the Capital's streets, buildings and landmarks start to twinkle as you glide along the waters. The first part of your Thames late trip is at a gentle pace, with a suitably chilled music playlist too.

Then, as you head further out towards Canary Wharf, your Rocket skipper will open up the throttle and show you what these RIB boats can do. As you twist and turn it's an exhilarating moment, made all the more special with the London evening scene as your backdrop.

Back at base after your 50-minute tour, you'll be offered a celebratory drink, to toast the evening you took a Thames Rocket ride. These Thames Lates are for adults only and you can book individual seats, or charter the whole boat for up to 12 of you to ride out together under the stars! A brilliant evening outing, be it romance for couples or fun for groups.


  • Cruises depart at sunset
  • Thursday-Sundays March to October
  • Saturdays and Sundays November to February
  • All bookings are subject to availability and guests should book at least two weeks in advance, especially in peak season


  • Depart from London Eye Millennium Pier

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 18
  • There are no weight restrictions
  • Participants will need to be able to climb onboard and sit on an individual seat for the duration of the trip
  • All boats can experience unpredictable movements that can aggravate existing medical conditions
  • The experiences are unsuitable for expectant mothers at any stage of pregnancy


  • Spectators are welcome to watch the speedboat depart/arrive

Anything Else

  • The Speedboat Experiences can accommodate people with some disabilities The boat has been approved by the SCOPE and there are specially designed stability rails on board
  • You are advised to wear sensible clothing bearing in mind it is usually cooler out on the river. Flat soled shoes are recommended
  • Trip Advisor #1 Attraction in London