Bankside Pier

About Bankside Pier

Bankside Pier is on the south shore next to the replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Close to other landmarks & attractions including the Tate Modern & Millennium Footbridge, Bankside Pier is central to one of London’s newer tourist hot spots.

Daytime sightseeing cruises operate from Bankside Pier every day and private charters are also available.

 Bankside Pier

Transport for London River Services Logo Thames River Services from Bankside Pier

Cruise to the Royal Borough of Greenwich & the Thames Barrier*​

Thames River Services operate regular cruises between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier. Between April-October Thames River Services also operate extra services with five sailings continuing downriver to the Thames Flood Barrier each day.

Passengers wishing to travel to Greenwich & the Thames Barrier can join Circular Cruise & change vessel at St. Katharine Pier. Passengers returning to Embankment Pier will need to change vessel at Westminster Pier.

Join a Circular Cruise to St. Katharine Pier, Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier & Festival Pier

Circular Cruise Westminster operate regular cruises between Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier & St. Katharine Pier. Passengers with a Thames River Services Riverpass can also travel with Circular Cruise, embarking & disembarking at the various piers along the route.

Tickets between Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier & St. Katharine Pier are booked direct at www.circularcruise.london.

 48 Hour Ticket

Other Thames River Services & Circular Cruise Piers

Private Charters From Bankside Pier

Our versatile party boats are a popular choice on the River Thames. Large open decks, heated saloons & fully licensed bars are just a few of the facilities to be found on-board.

We provide a wide range of catering & dining options, perfectly paired with our extensive wine menu. Our entertainment options & decorations can also make your event truly unique.

Near Bankside Pier

Shakespeare's Globe, Bankside

The Globe Theatre at Bankside is an authentic replica of a 16th century theatre. Shakespearean plays are regularly performed & guided tours of the theatre are also available. The Swan bar & restaurant at the Globe serves breakfast, lunch, dinner & a “Midsummer Nights Dream Afternoon Tea” inspired by the Characters of Shakespeare’s plays.

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge, Bankside

The Millennium Bridge links Bankside on the South Shore to the City of London on the North. The bridge opened in June 2000 & gained its nickname the “Wobbly Bridge” after an unexpected swaying motion caused it to close. After almost two years of modification the bridge re-opened.

Tate Modern & The Shard
The Bankside Power Station was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott & constructed in two stages between 1947 & 1963. The power station closed in 1981 & is now home to one of the largest museums of modern & contemporary art in the world, the Tate Modern.

*Transportation links are based on data from Transport for London, always check their website (tfl.gov.uk) when planning your journey.

Walking times & distances are average times based on data from Google Maps.