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 Location
Daytime Cruises from Westminster 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.
Westminster to Greenwich£8.50 – £17.50
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.
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.
Near Westminster Pier**
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).
The Jewel Tower is one of the last remaining structures from the Medieval Palace of Westminster. The Tower was built by Henry Yevele between 1365-1366 for King Edward III & originally served as a store for precious items including silver plate. After much of the medieval palace was destroyed by a fire in 1834 the Jewel Tower became a records office for the House of Lords. In 1869 it became a testing office for the Board of Trade Standards Department (More commonly known as Weights and Measures).
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.