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Westminster Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames in the City of Westminster. The pier is a short walk from the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), Westminster Abbey & St. Margaret’s Church (A UNESCO World Heritage Site). Numerous museums & landmarks are within walking distance of Westminster Pier including the Banqueting House, Household Cavalry Museum, the National Gallery & the London Eye.
Include: 15th February 2020- 23rd February 2020 February Half Term 2019 There’s plenty to do along the River Thames during the February Half Term. Knight School returns to the Tower of London, the crews of Cutty Sark (played by actors) & HMS Belfast (HMS Belfast’s actual crew!) will be on-board telling stories of the historic vessels pasts. What’s on during February Half Term? 1. Climb Aboard Cutty Sark Cutty Sark Visit the last remaining tea clipper, Cutty Sark. Originally built at Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 she spent her working life transporting cargo including tea from China and wool from Australia. She has now been fully restored and is an award winning visitor attraction. Cutty Sark, Royal Borough of Greenwich Cutty Sark, Royal Borough of Greenwich Visit the famous Tea Clipper Cutty Sark & meet the crew who sailed her. Discover stories from her sailings & learn about life on-board the fastest tea clipper of her time. During February Half Term Royal Museums Greenwich are also hosting a number of Engineering & Art themed workshops for families. Activities include winch building & craft making. 1 Min / 358 Feet from Greenwich Pier 18th-23rd February, 11:30-13:30 & 14:00-16:00 Visit Website 2. Explore
Winter Events Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers* Beyond The Deepening Shadow is a display of thousands of flames in the Tower of London Moat. This artistic tribute was designed by Tom Piper with sound artist Mira Calix & will run for 8 nights from the 4th November 2018 until the 11th November 2018. The commemoration will unfold during the four hour display, starting with a procession led by the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London. The Yeoman Warders are distinguished service men & women & will ceremonially light the first flame before a team of volunteers light the rest of the installation. 4th-11th November 2018 – 17:00-21:00 *This photo is the property of Bex Walton on Flickr & is licensed by Creative Commons & has been resized. *This photo is the property of Bex Walton on Flickr, is licensed by Creative Commons & has been resized. Visit Website Tower Skate 23rd November 2018-6th January 2019 Tower of London Visit Website Skate at Somerset House The ice rink returns to Somerset House on the 14th November & will be open day & night. Skate Lates will feature music nights throughout the festive season & the Fortnum’s Lodge is the perfect
There’s plenty to do on & around the River Thames during half term. Thames River Services operate cruises between Westminster, St Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich linking some of London’s top destinations & attractions. Below we’ve listed five ideas & events for the August Half Term from sightseeing cruises on the River Thames to family experiences at the National Maritime Museum & Tower of London. If your looking for an exciting evening in Greenwich then an Unlocked Tour or Halloween Tour at the Old Royal Naval College is not to be missed. Half Term Top 5 1. Take a cruise through the Thames Flood Barrier This week is our last week of cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier. Five barrier boats depart Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier everyday. The final sailing of the season is on Sunday 28th October. After departing Greenwich Pier the cruise travels downriver past the Old Royal Naval College, the O2, under the Emirates Airline Cable Car & through the Thames Barrier before turning & cruising back to Greenwich. Westminster Pier: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30 St. Katharine Pier: 10:50, 11:50, 12:50, 13:50, 14:50 Greenwich Pier: 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30,
The Great River Race 2018 Great River Race Pier Closures Today is the 30th Great River Race. A number of river closures are in place throughout the day. Approximate closure times include: St. Katharine Pier | 10:25-11:25 Westminster Pier Pier | 11:05-12:05 There will be no departures from these piers during these times. After the race has passed Westminster Bridge services should return to the usual time table. About Thames River Services Thames River Services (TRS) have been operating daily sightseeing tours since 1986, our current service operates between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich Pier. During the summer months we operate the only river tours to the Thames Flood barrier, departing Westminster Pier, St Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier five times a day. Our vessels M.V London Rose & M.V Avontuur IV operate on these services along with M.V Thomas Doggett (owned & operated by TRS) and a collection of other modern & traditional vessels owned by our partners. Read More about Thames River Services Visit the Thames River Services Website Destinations Westminster Pier & the City of Westminster Westminster Pier is situated on the North shore next to Westminster Bridge & the Palace of Westminster.
It’s National Afternoon Tea Week so why not indulge with an afternoon tea & a glass of Prosecco with a river view. Below are just a selection of afternoon tea’s available along the River Thames. Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) Combine a tour of the home of British politics with afternoon tea in one of the riverside rooms of the House of Commons. Audio Tours & Guided Tours of Charles Barry & Augustus Pugin’s Gothic masterpiece are available followed by a tradition afternoon tea with a modern twist. New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) Visit Website The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe Visit the Swan restaurant at Shakepeare’s Globe & choose between two inspired afternoon teas. ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream Afternoon Tea’ features a selection of savoury & sweet items inspired by the characters from Shakespeare’s plays. The ‘Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea’ offers beef sliders, croque monsieur, smoked salmon & more, all washed down with a tankard of Pale Ale or Lager. Shakespeare’s Globe, Bankside Visit Website The Cutty Sark Café Treat yourself to an afternoon tea beneath the copper-plated hull of the China tea trade’s famous tea clipper, ‘Cutty Sark’. Cutty Sark Café’s afternoon tea is £27 & includes