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).

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)

Viscount Cruises Greenwich Pier

Transport for London River Services Logo Daytime Cruises from Greenwich Pier

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

Available Cruises

  • Westminster to Greenwich

    £8.50£17.50
  • Westminster to Greenwich (via Thames Barrier)

    £9.00£18.50
  • 2 Day Riverpass (Hop-On Hop-Off)

    £12.75£19.50
  • Greenwich to Westminster

    £8.50£17.50
  • St. Katharine Pier to Greenwich (via Thames Barrier)

    £7.00£17.00
  • Greenwich to Westminster (via Thames Barrier)

    £9.00£18.50
  • Greenwich to St. Katharine Pier

    £7.00£16.00
  • Greenwich to Thames Barrier (Round Trip)

    £6.25£12.50
  • St. Katharine Pier to Greenwich

    £7.00£16.00
  • Greenwich to St. Katharine Pier (via Thames Barrier)

    £7.00£17.00

Other Stops On This Route

Evening Cruises from Greenwich Pier

Our popular Sunday Evening Cruises & London Christmas Cruises depart Greenwich Pier (near the Cutty Sark & Old Royal Naval College). The cruises travel up-river to central London passing beneath Tower Bridge & past a number of London’s famous landmarks before turning & cruising back to Greenwich.

The cruises take place on-board one of our Class V passenger boats with indoor & outdoor seating, heating, a fully licensed bar & toilet facilities.

Our Shared New Year’s Eve Boat Parties are the best place to see in the New Year. Taking place on-board a Class V passenger boat with a fully-licensed bar, heating & toilet facilities.

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, The Painted Hall
Old Royal Naval College, Royal Borough of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College, The Painted Hall

The Old Royal Naval College is Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece, built in the 17th Century as the Royal Hospital for Seamen the on the site of the Tudor Palace of Placentia. The Old Royal Naval College boasts beautiful surroundings & the Chapel of St Peter & St Paul in Queen Mary Court. The Painted Hall in King William Court is home to the largest painted ceiling in Europe, a masterpiece by Sir James Thornhill depicting over 30 years of English aristocracy & British Naval Power.

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

* Cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier will only operate between 1st April 2019 – 27th 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 (tfl.gov.uk) when planning your journey.

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

 Westminster Millennium Pier

Near Westminster Pier**

New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), City of Westminster | Viscount Cruises
New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), City of Westminster | Viscount Cruises

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).

County Hall​

County Hall​

County Hall
County Hall
County Hall was designed by the architect Ralph Knott & opened by King George V in 1922. The building served as the headquarters for the London County Council & then the Greater London Council. Today County Hall is home to the Sea Life London Aquarium, London Dungeon, Namco Arcade, hotels, restaurants, private apartments & conference & event spaces.
London Eye, Waterloo
London Eye, Waterloo
The London Eye opened in the millennium year and has become one of London’s busiest tourist attractions. The London Eye stands 135 metres tall and provides views as far as Windsor Castle.
The Banqueting House, Whitehall
The Banqueting House, Whitehall Sir Peter Paul Rubens Ceiling at The Banqueting House
The Banqueting House, Whitehall
The Banqueting House, Whitehall Sir Peter Paul Rubens Ceiling at The Banqueting House

The Banqueting House is the last remaining building from Whitehall Palace, home to a magnificent ceiling painted by Sir Peter Paul Rubens & the execution site of King Charles I. The building was designed by Inigo Jones in the Palladian style for King James I & was completed in 1622.

Whitehall

Whitehall

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

**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.