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 10th November – 23rd December 2022*
Bankside Pier to Tower Bridge Quay
10:45, 11:25, 12:05, 12:45, 13:25, 14:05, 14:45, 15:25, 16:05
Greenwich Pier to Tower Bridge Quay & Westminster Pier
11:30, 12:10, 12:50, 13:30, 14:10, 14:50, 15:30, 16:10, 15:40, 16:10
Westminster Pier to Bankside Pier
10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40
*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 cruises from Tower Bridge Quay to Westminster Pier do not stop at Bankside Pier. To return to Bankside passengers must change vessel at Westminster Pier & continue their journey downriver or walk from Tower Bridge Quay to Bankside (1.2 Miles / 26 Minute Walk (via Tower Bridge). Don’t forget to check the last departures from Tower Bridge Quay to Westminster & Westminster 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: £7.70 / Return: £15.40
Child: Single: £3.85 / Return: £7.70
Senior: Single: £4.50 / Return: £9.00
Groups & Travel Trade
Thames River Sightseeing offer a 15% discount on groups of 15 or more passengers. The group discount is automatically applied. Click the link below to learn more about booking a group with us.
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.