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Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant World Record

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant just broke a world record for London!

The fleet of over 419 boats (expected to be over 1000 by the end of the attempt) took the record for the world’s largest parade of boats, beating the previous record of 327 boats in Germany in April 2011. To break the record, the boats had to maintain a minimum distance of 2 boat lengths and cover a minimum of 2 miles – the route actually covered 7 miles.

This is the 16th record London has broken this year, only 4 more to go to hit the goal of 20.

The flotilla sailed past cheering crowds, miles of bunting, historic London buildings, a gun salute from the Tower of London and one of the horses from War Horse.

A boat on the Thames is one of the best ways to see London, so start practicing your royal wave and hop on a London river boat, canal boat or speedboat!