Tower Lifeboat Station
Lifeboat Pier, Victoria Embankment, between Waterloo Bridge and Temple Place
Tuesday 10 and Saturday 14 September 2013
Tours at 10:30am, 3pm and 7:30pm
The Ever since it opened in January 2002 Tower Lifeboat Station has been the busiest in the entire RNLI, with crew on duty 24 hours a day every day throughout the year.is the charity that saves lives at sea and on the River Thames, where it has four lifeboat stations on the tidal river.
Learn what keeps Tower Lifeboat so busy, and about the RNLI’s work round the whole of the UK and Ireland. See the crew kit, the duty lifeboat – Tower operates the fastest and newest class of lifeboat in the whole RNLI fleet – and the modern facilities on a pier built at the same time as the embankment itself and used as a river police station for over 125 years.
Tower is the RNLI’s only floating lifeboat station and is a working environment, so flat footwear and outdoor clothing suitable for the weather are essential. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The RNLI may refuse access, cancel a tour, or terminate a tour early, for operational reasons.
Places are limited to 12 on each tour and booking is essential. Tours are free, but please make a donation: the RNLI receives no government funding for the lifeboat service, which depends entirely on public generosity.
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RNLI Tower Lifeboat Station
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and on the River Thames. The vision of the RNLI is to end preventable loss of life at sea and on the tidal Thames, with four lifeboat stations providing an emergency search and rescue service between Teddington Lock in the west and Gravesend in the east. Tower Lifeboat Station is the busiest of these, operating roughly between Battersea Railway Bridge and Barking Creek.