Greenwich Pier (Maritime Greenwich & 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).
Greenwich Pier Location
Daytime Cruises from Greenwich Pier
Thames River Sightseeing
Thames River Sightseeing (formerly Thames River Services) 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.
Hop-On-Hop-Off (Pink Route)
Book at 2 Day Riverpass & enjoy unlimited travel between 6 piers on both Thames River Sightseeing Routes.
Westminster to Greenwich£8.50 – £17.50
Westminster to Greenwich (via Thames Barrier)£9.00 – £18.50
Greenwich to Westminster£8.50 – £17.50
Greenwich to Westminster (via Thames Barrier)£9.00 – £18.50
St. Katharine Pier to Greenwich£7.00 – £16.00
St. Katharine Pier to Greenwich (via Thames Barrier)£7.00 – £17.00
* 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.
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.
Evening Cruises from Greenwich Pier
Great Value Circular Cruises
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.
Sunday Evening Cruise, 3rd May 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 10th May 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 17th May 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 24th May 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 31st May 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 7th June 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 14th June 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 21st June 2020 (Fathers Day)£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 28th June 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 5th July 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 12th July 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 19th July 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 26th July 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 2nd August 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 9th August 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 16th August 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 23rd August 2020£0.00 – £32.10
Sunday Evening Cruise, 30th August 2020£0.00 – £32.10
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.
Near Greenwich Pier**
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.
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.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.
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 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.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.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.
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 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
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.