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LRS Westminster Millennium Pier
Westminster pier 1.jpg
Type River tourist/leisure services
Locale River Thames, London, UK
Owner London River Services
Operator London River Services
Coordinates 51°30′07″N 0°07′24″W / 51.501901°N 0.123223°W / 51.501901; -0.123223Coordinates: 51°30′07″N 0°07′24″W / 51.501901°N 0.123223°W / 51.501901; -0.123223

Westminster Millennium Pier is a pier on the River Thames, in the City of Westminster in London, UK. It is operated by London River Services and served by various river transport and cruise operators. It is located next to Westminster Bridge on the north bank of the Thames, and is close to one of London's most prominent landmarks, Big Ben.

Construction

Westminster Pier 2018
A view from Westminster Pier on the River Thames

The development of Westminster Millennium Pier was funded by the Millennium Commission as part of the Thames 2000 project, and it was one of five new piers opened in 2000 by the Commission on the Thames (the others being Blackfriars Millennium Pier, London Eye Pier, Tower Millennium Pier and Millbank Millennium Pier). Its creation was funded by the project as part of an integrated transport and regeneration strategy for the Thames led by London's Cross River Partnership.

Services

The pier is served by various services including:

  • Thames River Services between Westminster, St. Katharine Pier, Greenwich Pier and the Thames Flood Barrier (Pre-booked groups can disembark at Barrier Gardens Pier).
  • City Cruises leisure cruises between Westminster and Greenwich Pier
  • Circular Cruise Westminster to St Katharine's Circular
  • Thames River Boats cruises to Hampton Court Palace

Connections

  • Westminster Underground station London Underground

Local attractions

Westminsterpier
Entrance to the Westminster Pier

North bank

South Bank

Lines

Preceding station   London River Services   Following station
Terminus Westminster to Greenwich Express Service
St. Katharine Pier
toward Westminster Millennium Pier
Westminster to St Katharine's Circular
toward Westminster Millennium Pier

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