Bankside Pier to Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier)
A scenic cruise from Bankside Pier to Tower Bridge.
Cruise from Bankside Pier to Tower Bridge Quay & explore St. Katharine Dock & the Tower of London* in your own time. After your visit return to Bankside by cruising to Westminster Pier & change for the next service to Bankside*. Alternatively you can make your own way back to Bankside on foot or via Transport for London Services.
We operate regular services during the day & your tickets can be used on any sailing. Click the link below to check our timetable.
From 2nd January 2022*
Bankside Pier to Tower Bridge Quay
11:20, 12:20, 13:20, 14:20, 15:20, 16:20
Tower Bridge Quay to Westminster Pier
12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30
Westminster Pier to Bankside Pier
11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
*All times are subject to change without notice. When possible we will announce a change to the timetable on our timetable page & on social media.
*Please Note: Bankside Pier is only staffed at peak times. We advise passengers to arrive at Bankside no later than 15 minutes before your chosen departure & wait at the far end of the pier (closest to the Millennium Footbridge).
Our boats only call at Bankside Pier on the journey downriver. If you have booked a return trip you may have to change boat at Tower Bridge Quay. The return sailing will travel to Westminster Pier. Once arriving at Westminster there may be a wait of up to 1-hour to continue your journey downriver to Bankside. Alternatively passengers can disembark at Tower Bridge Quay & walk or take public transport back to Bankside.
Your ticket is an Open Ticket & can be used on any sailing on your chosen route & date.
With a Return Ticket passengers can disembark at Greenwich Pier & return to Tower Bridge on a later sailing. Don’t forget to check our return times online & with our pier team on the day.
Please Note: Bankside Pier is currently only available for disembark. Passengers can join our services from Festival Pier (a 20-minute walk from Bankside) & Tower Bridge Quay (a 24-minute walk from Bankside Pier).
All of our cruises take place on-board spacious passenger boats with heated interiors & open decks.
Onboard Café Bars are open on Saturdays & Sundays serving hot drinks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks & light snacks. Some sailings between Monday & Friday may also have refreshments available. (Read More)
About the Cruise
Join us for a 5-10 Minute (Single) or 1 Hour (Return*) trip from Bankside Pier to Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier). The cruise departs Bankside Pier & travels downriver through the City of London before passing beneath Tower Bridge & arriving at Tower Bridge Quay.
During the cruise we pass beneath a number of London’s iconic bridges including the Millennium Bridge, London Bridge & Tower Bridge & pass more than 22 of London’s famous riverside landmarks including the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, HMS Belfast & the Tower of London.
After passing the Tower of London the cruise will continue beneath Tower Bridge before calling at Tower Bridge Quay to disembark passengers.
- A 5-10 minute cruise from Bankside Pier to Tower Bridge Quay (Return Cruise: 2 Hours*)
- Cruise past more than 14 of London’s famous landmarks including Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the Tea Clipper Cutty Sark & the Old Royal Naval College.
- Wi-Fi Audio Guide available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German & Mandarin. (Available on selected sailings, smart device & headphones are not provided, Read More)
Single: 5-10 Minute Cruise
Return: 2 Hour Cruise*
Adult: Single: £3.80 / Return: £10.60
Child: Single: £2.30 / Return: £5.70
Senior: Single: £3.00 / Return: £9.80
Student: Single: £3.00 / Return: £9.80
Freedom: Single: £2.30 / Return: £5.70
Groups & Travel Trade
We offer group rates starting at -10% for groups of 10 or more passengers. Deductions are applied automatically at checkout.
Thames River Sightseeing operate cruises from Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier.
Click the dropdown menu below to see all of our different routes.