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Tower Lifeboat Station Visit

The visit will consist of an illustrated talk about the RNLI and Tower Lifeboat Station, watching video footage of rescues, a tour of the station with one of the crew which will give you the opportunity to ask questions and a look at the kit which you can try on if you want to! 

Please wear flat footwear and suitable clothes as part of the tour will be outdoors. If anyone is very susceptible to seasickness please take pills before hand. The station is reached by a slopping ramp and 3 steps. Anyone with mobility difficulties should be aware of this. There isn't a toilet at the station. 

There is a slight possibility that the visit could be cancelled at the last moment, if the Lifeboat crew are called out on a rescue. If this is the case I will post a message on this page. Please check the messages. 

We will meet at Temple tube station at 1.30pm. I'll have a red sign saying LSC. We will wait 10 mins for late comers. Should anyone be even later they should go directly to the Lifeboat Station. It's almost under the North end of Waterloo Bridge. Go through the gate marked "No admittance to unauthorised persons" and press the buzzer to the left of the security gate. 

The tour is free, however the RNLI is a charity and one day you may need them to rescue you, so please bring some cash for a donation.

If you find that you can't make it please release your ticket so someone else can take it, as we would like as many club members as possible to be rescue aware. There will also be another visit in February. 


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  • Kumar

    Excellent, Informative insight into the workings of a team of dedicated professionals under a no-nonsense organisation that does what it says on the tin. Always respected the work that RNLI did but this visit enlightened the human side of their work, not just boat rescue - especially on the Thames. Their home-made marmalade is excellent too! :).

    1 · 5 days ago

  • Lesley G.

    Thanks for organising yesterday Natasha. Totally exceeded my expectations. Brilliant afternoon!

    1 · 5 days ago

    • Natasha B.

      Thanks a lot Lesley. Really glad you enjoyed it. See you soon. Best, Natasha

      5 days ago

  • Natasha B.

    Hi I've just posted a couple of photos on London Sailing Club's Facebook page and on my own Twitter @CoTishtash Good to catch up with some familiar faces and meet some new ones.

    6 days ago

  • JoJo

    Hi Natasha. I note you advise sick sick pills for those susceptible, does that mean we will be going put on the water? Many thanks Jo

    November 30

    • Natasha B.

      Hi Jo, we won't be going on a boat but the Lifeboat Station is on the water. The RNLI asked me to put that advice in as they've had issues with sea sickness in the past. I think only those who become sea sick easily will need to take pills. Best wishes, Natasha

      1 · December 1

  • PJ

    my guest can't make it so I've just released a spare ticket for this RNLI event

    November 30

  • Natasha B.

    I will be doing another at the beg of Feb which I'll put up before C'Mas. Good luck with your course.

    November 27

  • David T.

    Would have loved to do this but will be at Plas Menai doing my RYA Advanced Poweboat course.

    November 27

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