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).
Thames River Services from Embankment 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
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
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.
Near Embankment Pier
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 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.
Embankment Pier Gallery
*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.