The Royal Hospital for Seamen was designed by Sir Christopher Wren with assistance from Nicolas Hawksmoor. The design for the hospital included a Chapel & a large dining area (The Painted Hall). The young artist James Thornhill was commissioned to paint the hall. The agreed price was £1 per yard (roughly one square meter) for the walls & £3 per yard for the ceilings, after 19 year’s Thornhill had painted over 40,000 square feet earning him £6,685 & a Knighthood from King George I. The ceiling of the Lower Hall depicts “The Triumph of Peace & Liberty over Tyranny.” Historical
Click Here to view the latest Thames River Services timetable. × Dismiss alert Thames River Services will continue to operate the Winter timetable throughout March with one extra sailing at the end of the day. The last cruise of the day will now depart Westminster Pier at 15:30, St. Katharine Pier at 15:50 & Greenwich Pier at 16:30. The Summer timetable & cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier will begin on the 1st April 2019. Winter Timetable (Operating 1st March-31st March 2019) Westminster Pier Departures To Greenwich Pier 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:30* *Does not operate
With dozens of landmarks just a short walk from each pier there’s plenty to do in London during Half Term. Below is a list of some of our top picks for family days out during the February Half Term. Half Term Attractions 1. Climb Aboard Cutty Sark 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
Click Here to view the latest Thames River Services timetable. × Dismiss alert Thames River Services are now operating a low Winter Timetable. The last sailing will depart Westminster Pier at 15:00, St. Katharine Pier at 15:20 & Greenwich Pier at 16:00. Winter Timetable (Operating 2nd January-28th Febraury 2019) Westminster Pier Departures To Greenwich Pier 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00 St. Katharine Pier Departures To Greenwich Pier 10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20 Greenwich Pier Departures To St. Katharine Pier & Westminster 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 16:00 Destinations Westminster Pier Westminster Pier
We will be operating amended services & office hours on selected days between the 24th December 2018 & the 2nd January 2019. From the 2nd January onward we will be operating our usual service & opening hours. 17th – 23rd December Viscount Cruises Normal Office Hours Thames River Services Winter Timetable 24th December (Christmas Eve) Viscount Cruises Closed Thames River Services There will be not services to Greenwich on Christmas Eve. Circular Cruise Westminster will be operating a service between Westminster Pier & St. Katharine Pier (not calling at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier or Bankside Pier). 25th & 26th December
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
Click Here to view the latest Thames River Services timetable. × Dismiss alert From tomorrow Thames River Services will be operating the Winter Timetable. The last sailing will depart Westminster Pier at 15:30, St. Katharine Pier at 15:50 & Greenwich Pier at 16:30. The service to the Thames Flood Barrier has finished & will return in April 2019. Winter Timetable (Operating 29th October-31st December 2018) Westminster Pier Departures To Greenwich Pier 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:30* *Does not operate during January & February. St. Katharine Pier Departures To Greenwich Pier 10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00,
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.