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.
St. Katharine Pier
Daytime Cruises from St. Katharine Pier
Thames River Services have been operating daily sightseeing tours since 1986, our current service operates between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich Pier. During the summer months Thames River Services operate the only Thames Flood barrier tours on the Thames, departing Westminster, St Katharine & Greenwich Pier five times a day.Our vessels M.V London Rose & M.V Avontuur IV operate on these services along with M.V Thomas Doggett (owned & operated by Thames River Services) and a collection of other modern & traditional vessels owned by our partners.
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.
Near St. Katharine Pier**
St. Katharine Pier Gallery
From tomorrow Thames River Services will be operating the Winter Timetable. The last sailing will depart Westminster Pier at 15:30, St. Katharine Pier at 15:50 & Greenwich Pier at 16:30.
* 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.