Imagine - your happily driving along South Bank, then decide to turn off for a little paddle in the river Thames - in your vehicle. Or the opposite - your happily making your way across the River Thames, to Vauxhall, then decide to rejoin dry land, again without so much as getting out and switching transport. All sound a bit too far-fetched and made up? Perhaps like something out of a James Bond script? Well, not only is it true, but you don't need to have Bond's gadgets to do it - simply head to London Duck Tours.
About the transport themselves then, they are actually amphibious vehicles, originally used in the D-Day landings of 1944. Seating 30 people, with stringent safety checks taken into account for both water and road, you are taken on a sightseeing tour of the main sights of London (think London Eye, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben), then as you reach Vauxhall you descend into the water to finish off the tour via the river. A map of this approximately 75 minute in duration tour is available via their website, which clearly explains all.
With tickets available to buy tickets online, as well as via their outlet around the corner from Waterloo station, before you know it you too could be experiencing London in more ways than one. So if you want to see London in a quirky new way, you know what to do, and you never know you may even go back to try out the other routes they have available too.