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.

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 operating services from Westminster to St. Katharine Pier calling at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier & Bankside Pier.

A visit to London isn’t complete without a cruise on the River Thames. Thames River Sightseeing operate regular services from six piers on the River Thames including Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) & Greenwich Pier. Thames River Sightseeing cruise 361 days a year & operate a fleet of all-weather vessels with spacious open decks perfect for the summer months & heated saloons with panoramic windows for the colder months. The vessels range from more traditional River Thames passenger boats (London Rose) to more modern vessels purposefully built for the River Thames (Thomas Doggett). A cruise between Westminster & Tower Bridge Quay takes just 30-40 minutes & passes numerous London landmarks including the New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), the London Eye, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Shard, London Bridge & Tower Bridge.

Passengers can embark at Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay or Greenwich & take advantage of a range of ticketing options. Single tickets are suited for day trippers or passengers travelling in or out of London & return tickets allow passengers to disembark & explore before joining a return sailing later the same day. A 2 Day River Pass is the perfect option for anyone visiting London over multiple days. A River Pass allows unlimited travel on our services for just £21.00 per adult, a family River Pass is just £42.00 (for 2 Adults + 3 Children).

Thames River Sightseeing also offer excellent group rates & discounts which are perfect for families, tour companies or travel trade. Toilet facilities & a Multilingual Audio Guide are available on all sailings. The Multilingual Audio Guide is an informative commentary available through our onboard Wi-Fi in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin (Smart device & headphones are not provided, Read More).