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Pontile di Greenwich

Greenwich Pier, Royal Borough of Greenwich

About Greenwich Pier

Greenwich Pier is located on the South shore of the River Thames in Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pier sits between the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark & Sir Christopher Wren’s Riverside Masterpiece, the Old Royal Naval College. Today the Royal Borough of Greenwich is an eclectic mix of historical & modern buildings. Greenwich town centre is home to a collection of museums, pubs, restaurants, markets & shops.

A few of Greenwich’s historic buildings include the Queens House (designed by Inigo Jones & the first classical building in England) to the Royal Observatory (Sir Christopher Wren) or St. Alfege Church (Nicolas Hawksmoor).


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Winter & Christmas 2018

Winter & Christmas 2018

The festive season is fast approaching, we are currently taking bookings for Christmas charters & we also have a number of public cruises running throughout the winter months. Christmas Parties & Charters Christmas & New Year are just around the corner & we still have dates available for Christmas charters. Our fleet boasts a range of tastefully decorated, versatile party boats perfectly suited for private & corporate events on the River Thames. Our bespoke hospitality & delicious seasonal menus combine to create the perfect Christmas atmosphere on-board. From festive finger food like our Grilled Turkey & Stuffing Pitta to fine dining options like our Roast Norfolk Turkey or Wild Mushroom Strudel we really do have a dish for every occasion. All of our menus use locally sourced, freshly prepared & delicious ingredients which are perfectly complemented by our fine wine collection. Poached Salmon Rillettes with Keta Caviar Roast Norfolk Turkey with Traditional Trimmings, Cranberry Gravy Wild Mushroom Strudel with Oregano & Plum Tomato Sauce (v) Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce During the Christmas season our vessels are decorated with festive garlands, twinkling Christmas lighting & can accommodate up to 128 guests for seated dinners or 180 guests for standing receptions.

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Open House London 2018 (Photo by Colin on Flickr!)

Open House London 2018

Throughout Open House London Weekend explore builidings which are usually closed to the public. Travel between historic & modern buildings by river.

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The Great River Race 2019

The Great River Race 2018

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.

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National Afternoon Tea Week & National Prosecco Day

National Afternoon Tea Week & National Prosecco Day

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

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Painted Hall Ceiling Tours, Old Royal Naval College, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Painted Hall Ceiling Tours, Kids Go Free

About the Royal Hospital for Seamen & Painted Hall The Royal Hospital for Seaman at Greenwich was built under the instructions of Mary II. Mary had been inspired by the sight of injured sailors returning from the Battle of La Hogue in 1692 & wanted to provide a naval counterpart to the Chelsea Hospital for soldiers. The new hospital was designed by Sir Christopher Wren & his assistant Nicolas Hawksmoor. The original design featured a large structure topped by an enormous dome, Mary II ordered that the buildings be split to preserve the view from the Queens House (completed in 1935 by Inigo Jones). The new design for the Royal Hospital featured four main wings & two smaller domes. Queen Mary Court housed the hospitals Chapel & King William Court housed the painted hall. James Thornhill & the Painted Hall The young artist James Thornhill was commissioned to decorate the painted hall, the agreed price for the work was £1 per square yard for the walls & £3 per square yard for the ceiling. After 20 years Thornhill had finished one of the largest painted ceilings in Northern Europe at 40,000 square foot. The masterpiece earned him a fortune &

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La Torre di Londra

Summer Holidays 2018

There’s plenty to do along the River Thames during the Summer holidays. Our regular sightseeing cruises link London’s most popular attractions & tourist hot spots. Westminster Pier Westminster Pier is situated on the North shore next to Westminster Bridge & the Palace of Westminster. The pier sits directly opposite the London Eye & County Hall providing outstanding views from one of our party boats. Kings Reach, City of Westminster London Eye, Waterloo M.V Avontuur IV at Westminster Pier County Hall Explore Westminster St. Katharine Pier & St. Katharine Docks St. Katharine Pier is situated nearby to Tower Bridge & the Tower of London. Originally a dock build for cargo, St. Katharine Docks are now a haven for yachts with bars, restaurants and shops. St. Katharine Docks St. Katharine Docks St. Katharine Docks Tower Bridge | Viscount Cruises Explore St. Katharine’s Events Near St. Katharine Pier St. Katharine Docks, Floating Film Festival St. Kat’s floating film festival takes place on a floating pontoon in the dock. The pontoon is weatherproof (protected by a tent) & deckchairs & beanbags are also available. There’s a wide range of films being shown throughout the Summer & a pop-up bar serving  drinks & snacks. Find

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Thames Sunday Evening Cruise

London’s Original Sunday Evening Cruise

Our popular Sunday Evening Cruise has been operating from Greenwich Pier for over 30 years. To celebrate this milestone we are starting the cruise on Sunday 6th May, three weeks earlier than last season. Tickets are already on sale through our online store & cost just £10 per adult, £8 for seniors & £6 for children. Families of four can take advantage of our great value family ticket which costs just £27 for two adults & two children! About Sunday Evening Cruise Sunday Evening Cruise is a 2-hour Thames circular sightseeing cruise departing Greenwich Pier at 19:00. The cruise operates every Sunday during May, June, July, August & September. The cruise will take you from the Royal Borough of Greenwich up-river past some of London’s riverside sights before passing under Tower Bridge to view the Tower of London. The cruise continues through the city travelling as far as time and tide will allow before turning and returning to Greenwich to view the tea clipper Cutty Sark and if time allows, the Old Royal Naval College and the O2. On the journey up-river we will pass more than 20 of London’s iconic landmarks including the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, the

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M.V Thomas Doggett | Viscount Cruises / Thames River Services

Spring Holidays & Easter Weekend – 50% Off Westminster to Greenwich

This special offer has now finished. Click Here to view our latest news & offers. × Dismiss alert There’s plenty to do along the River Thames during the Easter Holidays and the Easter Weekend. Thames River Services operate sightseeing cruises calling at Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier. There are numerous landmarks, attractions & sights all within walking distance of each pier. Thames River Services are also offering a 50% discount on cruises between Westminster & Greenwich. Click the links below to start exploring each destination. 50% off Westminster to Greenwich Tickets (24th March – 15th April 2018) Thames River Services are offering 50% off cruises between Westminster & Greenwich taken between the 24th March & 15th April 2018. Discounted Ticket Prices (Westminster – Greenwich) Adult: Single: £12.75 £6.38 / Return: £16.75 £8.38 Child: Single: £8.00 £4.00 / Return: £10.50 £5.25 Senior: Single: £8.75 £4.38 / Return: £11.55 £5.78 Student: Single: £8.75 £4.38 / Return: £11.55 £5.78 Freedom: Single: £8.00 £4.00 / Return: £10.50 £5.25 Book Tickets Westminster Pier 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 &

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Greenwich Pier (Cutty Sark), Royal Borough of Greenwich

Greenwich Pier Closures – 26th & 27th March

Transport for London are conducting a major renovation of Greenwich Pier between November 2017 and March 2018. The renovation is expected to increase the pier’s lifespan by a decade and will involve the pontoons being removed in two phases. Some of the works which will be carried out include replacing the anchor chains, refurbishing the connection hinges between the pontoons, repairs to the main decks and a fresh coat of paint below the waterline. View Transport for London Website March Closure Dates Greenwich Pier will be closed on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th March 2018 while contractors reinstate the lower pontoons & gangways. As a result of this closure, no Thames River Services vessels will be operating sightseeing cruises to or from Greenwich Pier or the Thames Barrier on these days. Services are expected to resume on Wednesday 28th March 2018. Monday 26th March 2018 – All Day Tuesday 27th March 2018 – All Day Thames River Services There will be no Thames River Services trips to Greenwich or the Thames Barrier on the above dates. Services between Westminster Pier, Greenwich Pier & the Thames Barrier will resume on Wednesday 28th March. Circular Cruise Westminster Circular Cruise Westminster will still be

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2018 Events & Cruises

We operate daily sightseeing tours & trips throughout the year. Trips include our Greenwich Sunday Evening Cruises & Firework Cruises for New Year’s Eve.

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