Horrible Histories proudly presents a brand-new brilliant tour: Horrible Histories Live Onboard – Terrible Thames!
Tremble in terror at the Tower! Sizzle at the Savoy! Give Cleopatra the needle! Be washed away at Westminster! Lose yourself in Lambeth! Get gobsmacked by the Globe! Hold onto your head at London Bridge and escape from Execution Dock!
Take a dive with Horrible Histories into the stories of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Julius Caesar, the Duke of Wellington, Queen Boudicca, Jack the Ripper and Captain Kidd, in this history of the Thames with the nasty bits left in!
Tower Bridge Quay
St Katharine’s Way London E1Q 1LD
8-Apr-2022 to 1-Jan-2023.
ACCESS TO TOWER BRIDGE QUAY
Tower Bridge Quay does provide step-free access from St Katharine’s Way vehicle drop off and is just outside the London Congestion Charging Zone. Local pay and display parking can be found close by in St Katherine’s Way to the east of St Katharine Docks and City Quay car park at Thomas More Street E1W 1AE. Although step-free, the gradient of Tower Bridge Quay can be dictated by twice-daily tides. The ramp to the pier will be steepest at low tide which can be read in advance at tidepredictions.pla.co.uk
ACCESS TO THE TERRIBLE THAMES TOUR BOAT
As the Terrible Thames Boat is not a new build, we cannot offer step-free access during our first year of service. A wheelchair lift and accessible bathroom facilities are scheduled to be installed in year two. At present, the tour offers access from the quayside to the boat foyer with one weathertight threshold door sill to traverse. Then four steps to the lower deck and bar with handrails or five steps to the upper open deck with handrails. Depending on the weather the live tour with actors will take place on the upper or lower deck with the tour also broadcast via the PA system on both decks.
There are two gender-neutral toilet cubicles on the lower deck of the boat but there is not currently a spacious, disabled toilet facility available aboard the boat for the 45-minute cruise.
To board the Terrible Thames Tour boat, there will be an element of queuing, however for those who are unable to stand for longer periods of time an assisted boarding service is available. Please speak to a member of our team onsite regarding assisted boarding. In the event you have several non-disabled guests with you, we may not be able to assist the whole group and you may be asked to wait near the quayside entrance until the rest of your group reaches you in the queue.
Our access hosts are trained in how to assist customers with access requirements in case of an emergency. These staff members will be specifically allocated to assist any customers with access requirements in an emergency situation.
GUIDE DOGS AND HEARING DOGS
If you’d like to bring your assistance dog aboard for the Terrible Thames Tour, let us know when you book your ticket. We can offer you an aisle seat, and let you know about any special effects that might affect your dog. Dog water bowls are always available in the boat foyer and on Tower Bridge Quay. If you would like to let us know in advance that would will be bringing your assistance dog aboard please email email@example.com
IMPAIRED HEARING ASSISTANCE
We offer a complimentary Terrible Thames Tour printed script and Woods’ Silver Fleet map, illustrated by Salvatore Rubbiro, to those who are deaf or have a hearing impairment. To receive this, you can select a checkbox when you purchase your tickets online. You will receive an E-voucher with your tickets which can be redeemed when you board our vessel. If you didn’t select the checkbox online but still need the complimentary script and map, please make our team aware when you board the vessel and we will supply you with a copy.
CARERS GO FREE CONCESSION
Customers with Access requirements will be able to purchase a full-price ticket for any cruise, subject to availability. One additional carer/companion ticket will be made available free of charge, subject to availability. Please note both guests must have a valid ticket for entry. Any additional tickets required will be chargeable at the standard admission rate. Due to health and safety reasons, we can only offer two wheelchair guest bookings per cruise at this time. We ask that any assisted wheelchair access for tour guests is requested here in advance – firstname.lastname@example.org. We may ask for proof of eligibility for this concession on the day of your visit. We will accept the following documentation
- Frontpage of DLA / PIP (no specific rate)
- Certificate of Visual Impairment
- War Disablement Pension
- AFIP (Armed Forces Independence Payment)
- Continuing Healthcare Package
- Dual Sensory Impairment
- Blue Badge
- Disabled Railcard
- CEA Card
- Nimbus CredAbility/ Access Card
- Recognised Assistance Dog ID Card
- Document with a ‘+1’ symbol
- Any other International Disability Document
All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult on board. Children aged 0-3 go free, if seated on the lap of a parent or guardian.
Perfect for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment – including those with an autism spectrum condition or learning disability. These have a more relaxed performance environment, allowing for noise and movement during the tour. A second deck is usually very quiet for patrons who require time away from the performance. The Terrible Thames Tour provides a limited number of Relaxed performances, and when available, we will provide details of Relaxed Performances below.
We provide a limited number of BSL interpreted performances and these will be listed below when available.