St. Katharine's Pier facts for kids
|Type||River bus and tourist/leisure services|
|Locale||River Thames, London, UK|
|Owner||Woods River Cruises Ltd (Woods’ Silver Fleet)|
|Operator||Woods River Cruises Ltd (Woods’Silver Fleet)|
Tower Bridge Quay previously St. Katharine's Pier, is a river transport pier on the River Thames, in London, UK. It is owned & operated by Woods River Cruises Ltd trading as Woods’ Silver Fleet and served by various river transport and cruise operators. It has recently changed name from St Katharine's Pier to Tower Bridge Quay.
It is situated on the north bank of the Thames, on the east side of Tower Bridge, and immediately in front of the Thistle Tower Hotel. The pier is about ten minutes walk from Tower Hill Underground station.
St. Katharine's Pier should not be confused with the nearby St Katharine Docks, which is a private yacht marina and residential area.
The main service from St Katharine Pier is a "hop-on, hop-off" circular river cruise operated by Crown River Cruises which goes west non-stop to Westminster Millennium Pier before returning east via the South Bank arts centre.
There is also a Westminster-Greenwich express service run by Thames River Services which circles around the Thames Barrier before returning to central London.
Woods’ Silver Fleet, the pier owners,  offer their fleet of private charter vessels for launch parties, celebrations and private tours.
- Tower Hill Underground station and Tower Gateway DLR station for London Underground and Docklands Light Railway.
- Tower Millennium Pier is located on the other (West) side of Tower Bridge, providing the main commuter river boat services
|Preceding station||London River Services||Following station|
toward Embankment Pier
toward Woolwich Arsenal Pier
toward London Eye
|London Eye to Tower Express Service||Terminus|
toward Westminster Millennium Pier
|Westminster to St Katharine's Circular||
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