London is known for its waterways and why wouldn’t it be, when some of the best views of the city come from the vast network of reservoirs and canals and of course, the blooming Thames River in the centre of it all. Be it the speedboat rides, white water rafting or leisurely cruises along the river, the London waters offer it all. Here’s a roundup of the best boat trips in London that you can enjoy alone or with friends and family and make memories that will stay with you forever.
The number one spot on this roundup of the best boat trips to captain your ship and find a way in the water is GoBoat in Paddington. It is a fleet of fabulous picnic boats that offer a unique way for you to enjoy the serene city waters. So, start your day with a hearty meal of your choice at The Grand Restaurant Paddington and find yourself a GoBoat ride in Paddington itself for the best day out with the best views. Explore the sights of beautiful Little Venice, Kingston, and the spectacular skyline of Canary Wharf along the way as you have the time of your life with family and friends.
P.S. If it is a four-legged, furry friend you have made on your trip, you are more than welcome to bring them on board with GoBoat.
London Shell Co.
London Shell Co. is most famous for its ‘floating fish’ themed restaurants in the Paddington area that you can explore anytime with your stay at a luxurious Premier Inn Rewards hotel. Deck on the Grand Duchess boat or board the Prince Regent, down the legendary Regent’s canal that takes you through Camden and offers splendid views of Central London. If you’re a Seafood person, this boat trip will be a great choice with fresh food that you can enjoy as you sail through the iconic Regent’s Park, London Zoo, and Maida Hill Tunnel.
White Water Rafting
This next entry on the roundup of the best boat trips for you to experience in London is sure to up the game. Have you ever heard of white-water rafting? Turns out that you can experience it the next time you’re in London. Situated in the slightly farther parts of London, the White Water Centre in Lee Valley is known for its once-in-a-lifetime type of boat trip experience. Before you hit the rapids, you’ll be provided with boots, wetsuits, and helmets, followed by some expert training and then finally, the start of your big boat-trip day out with your buddies.
The best part is that if you’re travelling to London with family, you can also charter the whole raft to yourself, holding up to 12 people at one time. Book yourself a stay at the Hyde Park Hotel which offers great connectivity to get to different zones of London, and once you are back from your adventurous excursion you can enjoy a great and relaxing meal at one of the hotel’s restaurants.
If it is a thrilling experience you’re looking for, then look no further than the Thames Rockets. Prep yourselves for some screaming along this thrilling boat ride adventure along the Thames, all the way down towards the Thames Barrier. If it is a private boat tour that you want to opt for, Thames Rockets provides that too! So, what’s the wait about? Book yourself a luxury accommodation in Kensington, raise the flag, hoist the anchors away and get riding with the best of boat trips in the city.