River Thames Piers
We operate public cruises during the day calling at Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) & Greenwich Pier.
All other piers on this page are used for private charters or special events.
Central London Piers
Bankside Pier is located on the south shore of the River Thames next to the Millennium Bridge within the London Borough of Southwark. Bankside stretches from Blackfriars Railway Bridge to the edge of London Bridge City & is one of London’s newer tourist hot spots. Bankside & the surrounding area is home to a variety of historical & contemporary attractions including Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral, the Clink Prison Museum, Golden Hinde II, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tate Modern, Bankside Gallery & the Millennium Bridge. Bankside is also home to numerous riverside restaurants, pubs, bars & is just a short walk from London Bridge City, the City of London & the South Bank.
Barrier Gardens Pier
Battersea Power Station Pier
Butlers Wharf Pier
Canary Wharf Pier
Chelsea Harbour Pier
Chelsea Harbour Pier is located next to Chelsea Harbour Marina on the North shore of the river Thames near Sands End.
The site of Chelsea Harbour was originally a coal wharf serving the rail network but has now been transformed into luxury apartments, commercial space, Imperial Wharf Marina & Chelsea Harbour Marina which are a home for luxury yachts.
Embankment Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames next to Charing Cross Railway Bridge and Embankment Station.
Embankment Pier is just a short walk from Westminster Pier, Villiers Street, the Strand and a number of famous landmarks.
Festival Pier is located on the south shore of the River Thames next to Royal Festival Hall in the heart of the Soutbank Centre. The National Theatre, London Eye, OXO Tower Wharf, & County Hall (Home to the London Aquarium, London Dungeon, Shrek’s Adventure and more) are only a few minutes from Festival Pier. Festival Pier is popular with corporate & private charters, our daytime sightseeing cruises with Thames River Sightseeing also call at Festival 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.
Kew Pier is situated on the South shore of the River Thames next to Kew Bridge. The pier is a short walk from the historic Royal Botanic Gardens At Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
London Bridge City Pier
Masthouse Terrace Pier
Nelson Dock Pier
North Greenwich Pier
North Greenwich Pier is located on Greenwich Peninsula behind the o2 Arena, close to Ravensbourne College. The pier is well situated within the transport network with local bus routes, the Jubilee Line & the Emirates Airline Cable Car all located close by.
Plantation Wharf Pier
Richmond Landing Stage
Royal Wharf Pier
St. George Wharf Pier
St. George Wharf Pier is located on the South shore of the River Thames in-front of the St. George Wharf development in Vauxhall.
St. George Wharf was completed in 2012 & the tallest building, St George Wharf Tower is currently the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom.
St. Katharine Pier
Tower Bridge Quay (formerly St. Katharine Pier) is located on the North shore of the River Thames at St. Katharine Dock, a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Tower of London. The dock opened in 1828 & was once popular with expensive cargo’s from around the world including ivory, shells, sugar, marble, wines, fragrant spices & perfumes. Today St. Katharine’s is a haven for yachts & historic vessels including traditional Thames sailing barges. A wide range of cafes, bars & restaurants are located at St. Katharine’s & regular food markets also take place throughout the week.
Tower Millennium Pier
Tower Millennium Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames in-front of the Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as the Tower of London the pier is just a short walk from a number of historic landmarks including Tower Bridge, The Monument to the Great Fire of London, St. Katharine Docks & HMS Belfast. Tower Millennium Pier’s location in the City of London also places it within walking distance of a number of modern attractions including 20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie, 120 Fenchurch Street (The Garden at 120) & City Hall.
Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier
Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier is located on the South Shore of the River Thames close to Wandsworth Park & Bell Lane Creek (where the River Wandle flows into the River Thames). The pier is at the centre of the Riverside Quarter Development & is a short walk from Wandsworth Town Station.
Waterloo Millennium Pier
Waterloo Millennium Pier (commonly known as London Eye Pier) is located on the South shore of the River Thames directly beneath the Coca Cola London Eye. Waterloo Pier is a short walk from a number of attractions including the London Eye, County Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The Royal National Theatre & the New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)
Westminster Millennium 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 & 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.