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LRS Tower Bridge Quay (prev. St. Katharine's Pier)
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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)
Coordinates 51°30′22″N 0°04′25″W / 51.506071°N 0.073535°W / 51.506071; -0.073535
 Tower Bridge Quay (prev. St. Katharine's Pier) is located in Central London
 Tower Bridge Quay (prev. St. Katharine's Pier)
LRS Tower Bridge Quay (prev. St. Katharine's Pier)
Location in Central London

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, [1] offer their fleet of private charter vessels for launch parties, celebrations and private tours.


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