St. Katharine Pier & St. Katharine Docks

About St. Katharine Pier

St. Katharine Dock was constructed in 1827 by Thomas Telford and takes its name from “St. Katharine’s by the Tower”, a medieval hospital which stood on the site. The docks officially opened in 1828.

The docks became popular with expensive cargo’s from around the world including ivory, perfumes, marble, tea, spices & rum. The docks eventually closed during the industrial revolution due to the increasing size of cargo ships.
Today St. Katharine’s is a haven for yachts with bars, restaurants and shops. Closely situated to the Tower of London & Tower Bridge, St. Katharine Pier is a quieter and picturesque alternative to Tower Pier.

Viscount Cruises St. Katharine Pier

Transport for London River Services Logo Thames River Services from St. Katharine Pier

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.

 48 Hour Ticket

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

Other Thames River Services & Circular Cruise Piers

Private Charters from St. Katharine 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 St. Katharine Pier**

Tower Bridge | Viscount Cruises
Tower Bridge | Viscount Cruises

Tower Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the world & was designed by Sir John Wolfe Barry & Horace Jones. The bridge opened in 1894 & the centre span is split into two bascules which open to allow ships to pass through to the Upper Pool.

Tower of London
Tower of London

The castle takes its name from the White Tower which was constructed in 1078 by William the Conqueror. The Tower of London has served as an armour, treasury, menagerie, the royal mint & is currently home to the Crown Jewels.

20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie)
20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie)

20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed The Walkie Talkie was designed by Rafael Viñoly & completed in 2014. The top floors of 20 Fenchurch Street are home to the Sky Garden, an award winning garden landscape with restaurants, bars & a viewing area.

The Monument to the Great Fire of London
The Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Monument to the Great Fire of London was designed by Christopher Wren & Robert Hooke. The Monument stands 202 feet tall & is located exactly 202 feet from the bakery of Thomas Farriner where the Great Fire of London started in 1666.

120 Fenchurch Street

120 Fenchurch Street

St. Katharine Pier Gallery

The Tower of London

Winter Events in London

Winter Events Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers* Beyond The Deepening Shadow is a display of thousands of flames in the Tower of London Moat. This artistic tribute was

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Royal Borough of Greenwich

Autumn Half Term

There’s plenty to do on & around the River Thames during half term. Thames River Services operate cruises between Westminster, St Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich linking

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Open House London 2018 (Photo by Colin on Flickr!)

Open House London 2018

Open House London 2018 takes place on Saturday 22nd September & Sunday 23rd September. The Open House London weekend will see over 800 buildings open to the public (some which

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* Cruises to the Thames Flood Barrier will only operate between 1st April 2019 – 28th 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 ( when planning your journey.

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