Greenwich Pier (Cutty Sark)

About Greenwich Pier

Greenwich Pier is located on the South shore of the River Thames in Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pier sits between the famous tea clipper Cutty Sark & Sir Christopher Wren’s Riverside Masterpiece, the Old Royal Naval College. Today the Royal Borough of Greenwich is an eclectic mix of historical & modern buildings. Greenwich town centre is home to a collection of museums, pubs, restaurants, markets & shops.

A few of Greenwich’s historic buildings include the Queens House (designed by Inigo Jones & the first classical building in England) to the Royal Observatory (Sir Christopher Wren) or St. Alfege Church (Nicolas Hawksmoor).

Transportation Links*

Bus Stops Bus Services

Docklands Light Railway Stations Docklands Light Railway

National Rail Stations National Rail

Greenwich Foot Tunnel Greenwich Foot Tunnel

Viscount Cruises  4 Min / 0.2 Mile (Crossing Time / Distance)

 Greenwich Pier Location

Transport for London River Services Logo Daytime Cruises from Greenwich Pier

Thames River Sightseeing

Thames River Sightseeing have been operating cruises on the River Thames for over 50 years. All of our sightseeing vessels are operated by experienced crew & feature indoor seating, outdoor seating & open decks.

Thames River Sightseeing Routes

Westminster to Greenwich (Blue Route)

Travel between the City of Westminster, City of London & the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Between April & October you can extend your cruise and travel through the Thames Flood Barrier.

Westminster Pier

St. Katharine Pier (Tower of London)

Greenwich Pier (Cutty Sark)

Hop-On-Hop-Off (Pink Route)

Book at 2 Day Riverpass & enjoy unlimited travel between 6 piers on both Thames River Sightseeing Routes.

Westminster Pier (Houses of Parliament)

Embankment Pier

Festival Pier

Bankside Pier (Globe Theatre & Tate Modern)

St. Katharine Pier (Tower of London)

* Cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier will only operate between 30th March 2020 – 1st November 2020. The last boat to the Thames Barrier departs Westminster Pier at 14:30, St. Katharine Pier at 14:50 & Greenwich Pier at 15:30.

Only pre-booked groups can embark or disembark at Barrier Gardens Pier.

Evening Cruises from Greenwich Pier

2-Hour Evening Cruises for just £10.00 Per Adult

We have been operating our 2-Hour Sunday Evening Cruise for over 30 years, it’s London’s oldest evening cruise & departs from Greenwich Pier (by the Cutty Sark) every Sunday from May until September. Our evening cruises operate from 19:00 – 21:00 during May, June, July & August & 18:30 – 20:30 in September. The cruise travels upriver from the Royal Borough of Greenwich, passing Docklands & underneath Tower Bridge before cruising through the City of London & City of Westminster. We travel as far as time & tide allow before turning & cruising back to Greenwich.

Available Cruises

Private Charters from Greenwich 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 Greenwich Pier**

Cutty Sark, Royal Borough of Greenwich | Viscount Cruises
Cutty Sark, Royal Borough of Greenwich | Viscount Cruises

Visit the last remaining tea clipper, Cutty Sark. Originally built at Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 she spent her working life transporting cargo including tea from China and wool from Australia. She has now been fully restored and is an award winning visitor attraction.

Old Royal Naval College, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College, Royal Borough of Greenwich

The Old Royal Naval College is Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece, built in the 17th Century as the Royal Hospital for Seamen on the site of the Tudor Palace of Placentia. The Old Royal Naval College boasts beautiful surroundings & some of the most magnificent interiors in London. The Painted Hall in King William Court is home to the largest painted ceiling in Europe, a Baroque masterpiece by Sir James Thornhill depicting over 30 years of English aristocracy & British Naval Power. The Chapel of St Peter & St Paul in Queen Mary Court has a beautiful interior designed by James ‘Athenian’ Stewart. Visitors to the Old Royal Naval College can enjoy tours of the Painted Hall & the grounds & visit the cafe & gift shop located in King William Court.

Greenwich Market, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich Market, Royal Borough of Greenwich
There have been markets in Greenwich since the 14th century. The current market dates from 1700 when the Commissioners of Greenwich Hospital were assigned a royal charter. Greenwich market offers a wide range of antiques, arts, crafts, fashion, jewellery & market food.
National Maritime Museum, Royal Borough of Greenwich
National Maritime Museum, Royal Borough of Greenwich

The National Maritime Museum is the largest museum in the world dedicated to maritime and naval history. Opened in 1937 by King George VI the museum is home to over 2 million items including art, charts, maps, memorabilia & artefacts.

Greenwich Park, Royal Borough of Greenwich | Viscount Cruises
Greenwich Park, Royal Borough of Greenwich | Viscount Cruises
Greenwich park is a 183 acre hill-top space between Blackheath & the River Thames. The parks landscape has been strongly influenced by royalty and is home to the Meridian Line, the Royal Observatory & a large sanctuary for wildlife including deer.
aThe Queens House, Royal Borough of Greenwich
aThe Queens House, Royal Borough of Greenwich
The Queens House was the first classical building in England, built by Inigo Jones for Queen Anne of Denmark, wife of King James I. Now over 400 years old the house has been extensively refurbished and is home to an internationally renowned art collection.
Fan Museum, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Fan Museum, Royal Borough of Greenwich
The fan museum was the first of its kind and is situated in a pair of restored Grade II listed town houses dating from 1721. It is the only museum in the UK dedicated to the history of fans and is home to numerous exhibits & the orangery which serves afternoon tea in a picturesque setting.
Royal Observatory
Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory Greenwich was founded in 1675 by King Charles II. The Observatory sits on the hill in Greenwich Park and is the location of the Historic Prime Meridian (Greenwich Meantime). The Royal Observatory is also home to the Greenwich Time Ball which has marked 13:00 Greenwich Meantime everyday since 1833.

Rangers House, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Rangers House, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Rangers House was built c. 1700 by Vice-Admiral Francis Hosier. The house has been home to a number of residents over the years including the Rangers of Greenwich Park between 1816 & 1896. Rangers house is now home to the Werhner Collection, over 700 items assembled by the diamond magnate Julius Werhner.

Greenwich 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.

We operate a wide range of cruises from Greenwich Pier including daytime cruises to St. Katharine Pier (Tower of London, Westminster & the Thames Barrier.

We also operate our 2-Hour Sunday Evening Cruise from Greenwich Pier every Sunday during May, June, July, August & September.

We operate daytime cruises from 6 piers on the River Thames & private charters from over 20 piers. Click the link below to view all piers.

**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.