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.
Thames River Services from Bankside Pier
Cruise to the Royal Borough of Greenwich & the Thames Barrier*
Thames River Services have been operating sightseeing tours on London’s River Thames for over 50 years. We cruise between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich Pier throughout the year with extra sailings to the Thames Flood Barrier between April – October. The cruises take place on-board a fleet of modern & traditional vessels with indoor & outdoor seating. Departures are every 30-40 minutes
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.
Near Bankside Pier
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.
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.