Bankside Pier

About Bankside Pier

Bankside Pier is on the south shore next to the replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Close to other landmarks & attractions including the Tate Modern & Millennium Footbridge, Bankside Pier is central to one of London’s newer tourist hot spots.

Daytime sightseeing cruises operate from Bankside Pier every day and private charters are also available.


Bankside Pier, New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT

 Bankside Pier

Transport for London River Services Logo Sightseeing Services

Thames River Services operate daily sightseeing tours between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich Pier. During the summer months Thames River Services operate the only river tours through the Thames Flood barrier, departing Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier five times a day.

Downriver to Greenwich Pier & the Thames Flood Barrier (Passengers are required to change boats at St. Katharine Pier to continue to Greenwich & the Thames Barrier).

Circular Cruise Westminster
Tower Bridge | Viscount Cruises

Circular Cruise Westminster operate hop-on/off sightseeing tours between Westminster Pier & St. Katharine Pier.


Circular Cruise calling at St. Katharine Pier, Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier & Festival Pier (Passengers may be required to change boat at Westminster Pier when travelling to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier or Bankside Pier).

Prices & timetables can be found at

Near Bankside Pier

Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside

The Globe Theatre at Bankside is an authentic replica of a 16th century theatre. Shakespearean plays are regularly performed & guided tours of the theatre are also available. The Swan bar & restaurant at the Globe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner & a “Midsummer Nights Dream Afternoon Tea” inspired by the Characters of Shakespeare’s plays.

Millennium Bridge
Millennium Bridge, Bankside
The Millennium Bridge links Bankside on the South Shore to the City of London on the North. The bridge opened in June 2000 & gained its nickname the “Wobbly Bridge” after an unexpected swaying motion caused it to close. After almost two years of modification the bridge re-opened.
Tate Modern & The Shard
The Bankside Power Station was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott & constructed in two stages between 1947 & 1963. The power station closed in 1981 & is now home to one of the largest museums of modern & contemporary art in the world, the Tate Modern.

*Transportation links are based on data from Transport for London, always check their website ( when planning your journey.

Walking times & distances are average times based on data from Google Maps.


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