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Behind the Scenes at Tower Lifeboat

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Find out what goes on at Tower Lifeboat Station, home of the RNLI's busiest lifeboat.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and on the River Thames. There are four lifeboat stations on the tidal Thames, and ever since it opened in 2002 Tower Lifeboat Station has been the busiest in the RNLI. The crew are on duty 24-hours a day every day throughout the year, ready to launch within 90 seconds of being called on.

Learn about the RNLI's work around the UK and Ireland, and what keeps Tower Lifeboat so busy. Experience the crew kit, the boat - the fastest lifeboat in the RNLI – and the modern facilities on a pier built at the same time as the Embankment and used as a river police station for over 125 years.