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LRC Embankment Pier
Embankment pier 3.jpg
The Pier on the River Thames
Type River bus and tourist/leisure services
Locale River Thames, London, UK
Owner London River Services
Operator London River Services
Coordinates 51°30′26″N 0°07′16″W / 51.5073°N 0.121193°W / 51.5073; -0.121193Coordinates: 51°30′26″N 0°07′16″W / 51.5073°N 0.121193°W / 51.5073; -0.121193

Embankment Pier is a pier on the River Thames in City of Westminster, London. It is located on the north bank of the river, immediately next to the Hungerford Bridge and directly outside the river entrance to Embankment Underground station. It is also conveniently close to Charing Cross railway station.

Services

The Embankment Pier is a departure point for the Thames River Sightseeing cruise, which operates between Westminster Pier and Greenwich Pier.

Boat services go east (downriver) to St Katharine's Pier for exploring the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and St Katharine Docks before continuing to Greenwich Pier and then returning.

The pier is operated by London River Services and has ticket booths for both Thames River Sightseeing and Thames Clippers.

Interchange

Local attractions

Embankment pier 1
The entrance to Embankment Pier

North bank

South Bank

Lines

Preceding station   London River Services   Following station
toward Putney
Putney to Blackfriars Service
Terminus
Terminus Commuter Service
Terminus
Westminster to St Katharine's Circular

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