The company behind the long-promised theme park in Swanscombe has reached an agreement to ferry tourists to the resort.

London Resort Company Holdings hope the agreement with MBNA Thames Clippers will carry about ten per cent of them park goers down the Thames into Kent from London.

This would be approximately 1.5m of the anticipated 15 million annual visitors to the London Resort.

Humphrey Percy, CEO of LRCH, said: “This agreement with MBNA Thames Clippers is a crucial part of our strategy to make as much use of the River Thames as we can in order to provide access to the London Resort away from local roads. It follows our recent agreement with the Port of Tilbury and is further proof of our commitment to enhance local access routes to and from north Kent.”

The clippers will link the resort with Tilbury and Grays in Essex as well as to central London.

MBNA Thames Clippers operate fast ferry services from Putney via Central London to Royal Woolwich Arsenal. The service ran a trial in Gravesend last week that was well recieved, with calls from Bexley Council for the service to stop along the route in Erith.

Sean Collins, CEO of MBNA Thames Clippers, said: “We want to transport as many visitors to the London Resort as possible to realise the huge benefits in terms of speed, comfort and frequency of travelling by river.

"Having recently agreed to run free test trials from Gravesend to offer journeys direct to central London in cooperation with Gravesham Council and seen overwhelming interest, we are delighted to play a crucial role in one of the biggest Global Entertainment Resort projects in the world, where the commuter and leisure market can be served by a first class ferry service.”

The London Resort recently pushed back its opening date for a fourth time with the new target being 2023.

The proposed theme park will feature more than 50 rides across an 872-acre-park on the Swanscombe Peninsula.