Embankment Pier

About Embankment Pier

Embankment Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames next to the 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.

Landmarks near Embankment Pier include Cleopatra’s Needle, the Savoy Hotel, Somerset House & the New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament).

 Embankment Pier

Transport for London River Services Logo Thames River Services from Embankment 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 Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Westminster 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

Events & Cruises from Westminster Pier

Westminster Pier is only an 8 minute walk from Embankment Pier and is the departure point for a number of our events & cruises.

For just £175 per person you can enjoy a 5 hour cruise with a finger buffet, free beer, cider, wine and soft drinks from the bar all night, a party atmosphere provided by our resident DJ and the best view of the London fireworks at midnight.
All Ages | £175

Our Battersea Park Fireworks Cruises are 2 hour sightseeing tours Departing Westminster Pier. The tour includes a live commentary and a river view of the spectacular firework display at Battersea Park.
Adult | £20
Senior | £16
Child | £10

Our Lord Mayor’s Fireworks Cruises are 2 hour sightseeing tours departing Westminster Pier. The tour includes a live commentary and a river view of the Lord Mayor’s fireworks display at Southbank.
Adult | £20
Senior | £16
Child | £10

Private Charters from Embankment 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 Embankment Pier

Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatras Needle
Cleopatra’s Needle was erected in Heliopolis around 1450 BC. The needle was already over 1,300 years old when Cleopatra became Queen. The needle was presented to the United Kingdom in 1818 to commemorate British military victories at the Battle of the Nile & Battle of Alexandria but it was not moved to London until 1877.
Savoy Hotel

The Savoy Hotel was built by Richard D’Oyly Carte & opened in 1889. The Savoy proved popular with tourists & was the first hotel in Britain to utilise electric lifts & be lit entirely by electric lighting. The Savoy boasts numerous bars & restaurants & is adjacent to the Savoy Theatre.

Somerset House

Somerset House was designed by William Chambers & completed 1801. The house has been home to the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Society, the General Register Office & the Inland Revenue. Today Somerset House is open to the public and regularly hosts concerts & other public events.

New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)

Known as the ‘Houses of Parliament’, the new palace was built between 1840-1870 after the original palace was damaged during a fire. The palace is the home of UK Parliament & the iconic Elizabeth Tower (known as Big Ben).

Embankment Pier Gallery

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.

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*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.