Westminster Millennium Pier

About Westminster Pier

Westminster Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames in the City of Westminster. The pier is a short walk from the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), Westminster Abbey & St. Margaret’s Church (A UNESCO World Heritage Site). Numerous museums & landmarks are within walking distance of Westminster Pier including the Banqueting House, Household Cavalry Museum, the National Gallery & the London Eye.

 Westminster Millennium Pier

Transport for London River Services Logo Daytime Cruises from Westminster 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

Other Stops On This Route

* 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.

Cruise to Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier & St. Katharine 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.

Available Cruises

Other Stops On This Route

Cruise to Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage

Seasonal Trips: April - October

Cruises from Westminster Pier to Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage are operated by Thames River Boats & can be booked at the Thames River Boats ticket office at each location.

Thames River Boats (WPSA) operate regular cruises between Westminster Pier, Kew Pier, Richmond Landing Stage & Hampton Court Landing Stage between April – October. Due to tidal constraints in the upper reaches the timetable varies from day to day. The latest sailings can be found online at the Thames River Boats Website.

Evening Cruises from Westminster 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

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.