Barrier Gardens Pier & the Thames Flood Barrier

About Barrier Gardens Pier

Barrier Gardens Pier is located on the South shore of the River Thames in Woolwich, just below the Thames Flood Barrier. The pier is a short walk from the Thames Barrier & the Thames Barrier Visitor Centre.

Viscount Cruises Barrier Gardens Pier

Private Charters from Barrier Gardens 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 Barrier Gardens Pier**

The Thames Flood Barrier is one of the largest movable flood defences in the world. Since its completion in 1986 the barrier has been closed 596 times (accurate as of June 2019). 184 of these closures were to defend London from flooding. 97 closures were to protect against tidal flooding & 87 closures were to protect against tidal/fluvial flooding.

The Thames Barrier Information Centre is an exhibition demonstrating how the barrier was designed, built & operates. The Information Centre has recently re-opened following an extensive refurbishment. The refurbishment included improved outdoor seating & an additional conference room for groups.

Barrier Gardens Pier News

Thames Barrier Cruises 2019

Thames Barrier Cruises

The Thames River Services Summer Timetable returns on the 1st April 2019 & cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier will operate daily until late October 2019.

Read More »
2019 Events & Cruises on London's River Thames

2019 Events & Cruises

We operate daily sightseeing tours & trips throughout the year. Trips include our Greenwich Sunday Evening Cruises & Firework Cruises for New Year’s Eve.

Read More »

* Cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier will only operate between 1st April 2019 – 28th October 2019 inclusive.

The last boat to the Thames Barrier departs Westminster Pier at 14:30, St. Katharine Pier at 14:50 & Greenwich Pier at 15:30.

The Thames Barrier Cruise is a 1-Hour round trip with no stops. Pre-booked groups can arrange to be dropped off or collected from Barrier Gardens Pier near the Thames Barrier Information Centre.

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

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