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London Calling! Reaching the Thames River Cruise Piers

Pick your Thames River Cruise pier

Westminster Pier

Address: London SW1A 2JH, United Kingdom. Find On Maps

Westminster Pier is the top spot to begin your journey with Thames River Sightseeing's boat service on the River Thames. It's close to famous places like the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye. You can also see cool attractions like the bronze statue of Boudicca and her daughters defending against the Romans.

Cruising from this pier? go for:

  • Westminster To Tower Bridge Quay Thames Cruise
  • Westminster To Greenwich River Thames Sightseeing Cruise

Greenwich Pier

Address: King William Walk, London, SE10 9HT. Find On Maps

Greenwich Pier is perfect for tourists keen on exploring the maritime wonders of Greenwich. Once you step off the pier, you'll see the impressive Cutty Sark, a famous tea clipper. If you're not up for a ship tour, there are plenty of other options nearby. Check out Greenwich Market, the National Maritime Museum, or the Old Royal Naval College. You could also take a stroll through Greenwich Park or visit the Royal Observatory to see the Greenwich Meridian Line.

Cruising from this pier? go for:

  • Westminster To Greenwich River Thames Sightseeing Cruise

Tower pier

Address: Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT. Find On Maps

Tower Millennium Pier, located in Tower Hill on the north side of the River Thames, is managed by London River Services. It's an ideal starting point for exploring two iconic London attractions: the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. St Katharine's Dock is also nearby. From Tower Pier, you'll enjoy fantastic views of Tower Bridge as boats come and go. You can buy tickets at our booth on the pier or online to save time.

Cruising from this pier? go for:

  • Evening Cruise on River Thames
  • Thames River Lunch Cruise Ticket
  • Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise

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Parking near Thames River Cruise piers

Westminster pier

  • Q-Park Westminster Car Park: This is the closest car park to Westminster Pier, located just a few minutes walk away. Be prepared for central London parking charges, though.
  • Q-Park Trafalgar Square Car Park: Another Q-Park option, this one is a bit further away but may offer slightly better rates depending on the day.

Greenwich pier

  • The O2 Car Park: If you're visiting Greenwich and planning to see a show at the O2 Arena, you can purchase a Park & Glide ticket which includes parking at The O2 Car Park and a Thames Clipper River Cruise ticket.
  • National Maritime Museum Car Park: Located a short walk from Greenwich Pier, this car park is a good option if you're visiting the museum or the surrounding area.

Tower pier

Unfortunately, there isn't any direct parking available at Tower Pier itself. However, there are a few options nearby:

  • On-Street Parking: Metered street parking can be found around the Tower of London, but be aware of time restrictions and charges.
  • Car Parks near Tower Bridge: Several car parks are located close to Tower Bridge, a short walk from Tower Pier. Searching online for car parks near Tower Bridge will show you the available options.



Thames River cruise tickets

Thames River Sightseeing Cruise from Westminster
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
1 hr. - 2 hr.
Audio Guide
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£15.80
Thames River Evening Cruise with Sunset Views, Sparking Wine & Canapés
Instant Confirmation
2 hr.
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Uber Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on Thames River
Instant Confirmation
30 min.
Transfers Included
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£10.25

Frequently asked questions about directions to Thames River Cruise piers

What are the operating hours for the piers?

Operating hours may vary depending on the pier and the season. Most Thames river cruise piers operate throughout the day, starting from 10am to 6pm.

Is parking available near the Thames River Cruise piers?

Parking near central London piers can be limited and expensive. Using public transport is generally the most convenient option.

Are the Thames River Cruise piers accessible by public transport?

Yes, all three piers mentioned (Westminster, Tower, Greenwich) are well-served by public transport options like the Underground, DLR, and buses.

Can I buy tickets for the Thames River Cruise at the pier?

It's recommended to pre-book your tickets online, especially during peak season, to secure your spot.

Are there restrooms at the Thames River Cruise piers?

Yes, all three piers have public restroom facilities available.