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Embankment Pier

About Embankment Pier

Embankment Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames next to the Charing Cross Railway Bridge and Embankment Station.

Embankment Pier is just a short walk from Westminster Pier, Villiers Street, the Strand and a number of famous landmarks.

Landmarks near Embankment Pier include Cleopatra’s Needle, the Savoy Hotel, Somerset House & the New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament).

Address

Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London, WC2N 6NU

 Embankment 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.

Services

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

Prices & timetables can be found at www.circularcruise.london

Events & Cruises from Westminster Pier

Westminster Pier is only an 8 minute walk from Embankment Pier and is the departure point for a number of our events & cruises.

For just £160 per person you can enjoy a 5 hour cruise with a finger buffet, free beer, cider, wine and soft drinks from the bar all night, a party atmosphere provided by our resident DJ and the best view of the London fireworks at midnight.
All Ages | £160

Our Battersea Park Fireworks Cruises are 2 hour sightseeing tours Departing Westminster Pier. The tour includes a live commentary and a river view of the spectacular firework display at Battersea Park.
Adult | £20
Senior | £16
Child | £10

Our Lord Mayor’s Fireworks Cruises are 2 hour sightseeing tours departing Westminster Pier. The tour includes a live commentary and a river view of the Lord Mayor’s fireworks display at Southbank.
Adult | £20
Senior | £16
Child | £10

Near Embankment Pier

Cleopatra's Needle
Cleopatras Needle

Cleopatra’s Needle was erected in Heliopolis around 1450 BC. The needle was already over 1,300 years old when Cleopatra became Queen. The needle was presented to the United Kingdom in 1818 to commemorate British military victories at the Battle of the Nile & Battle of Alexandria but it was not moved to London until 1877.

Savoy Hotel
The Savoy Hotel was built by Richard D’Oyly Carte & opened in 1889. The Savoy proved popular with tourists & was the first hotel in Britain to utilise electric lifts & be lit entirely by electric lighting. The Savoy boasts numerous bars & restaurants & is adjacent to the Savoy Theatre.
Somerset House

Somerset House was designed by William Chambers & completed 1801. The house has been home to the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Society, the General Register Office & the Inland Revenue. Today Somerset House is open to the public and regularly hosts concerts & other public events.

New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)
Known as the ‘Houses of Parliament’, the new palace was built between 1840-1870 after the original palace was damaged during a fire. The palace is the home of UK Parliament & the iconic Elizabeth Tower (known as Big Ben).

Embankment Pier Gallery

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

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

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