We now have two of the very best river Thames starting locations specifically chosen with you in mind.

    1. The London Eye, Boarding Gate One.

The Ultimate London Adventure, Captain Kidds Canary Wharf Voyage, Thames Barrier Explorers Voyage, The London Edge Skyride.

 2. St Katharine's Pier, Boarding Gate One.

Thames Rockets - Break the Barrier.

 

Getting here - The London Eye

Our first base in central location is at the world famous London Eye. Getting to us is extremely easy and this really is the perfect starting point for any London Sightseeing Adventure.  Our central starting point in the arena of County Hall, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge and The London Eye is the best starting point available and you will really feel as though you are right at the centre of it all.

If you are traveling by public transport please ensure you check your journey details and service updates prior to traveling as we cannot be held responsible for delays to public services.  Links are provided below to these public services.   


 Meet us for check in:

 Boarding Gate 1 (One)
 The London Eye Millennium Pier,

 Westminster Bridge Road
 Southbank
 London ,SE1 7PB
 
 
 
The London Eye is located on the Southbank of the river Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament, Embankment and The Strand.
 
       

 By Tube 
The London Eye is located within easy walking distance from several London Underground stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster.

Waterloo is the closest, about five minutes walking distance. Leave the station via "Exit 6" and follow signs for the Southbank and The London Eye.

Embankment and Charing Cross stations are close together on the north side of the River Thames. Both tube stations are a ten minute walk to reach the London Eye. From the station, cross over Hungerford Bridge and head for The London Eye.
 
Westminster and Embankment are on the Circle and District line.
 
Westminster tube station is the closest station to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. From Westminster tube station, take exit one and follow signs for London Eye.

By Rail
The closest rail stations to The London Eye are Waterloo and Charing Cross.
Waterloo is the closest, about five minutes walking distance.  Leave the station via "Exit 6" and follow signs for Southbank and/or The London Eye.

Charing Cross is about a fifteen minute walk to the London Eye. Cross over Hungerford Bridge and head for The London Eye.

By Bus
Buses to The London Eye include the 211, 77 and 381. The London Eye is on most London sightseeing bus tours and on the RV1 route that connects the London Eye to the Tate Modern and Covent Garden.

By Car
We do not recommend driving into the city, however there are many public car parks in The London Eye area. The nearest one to use is on Belvedere Road.

Please note that The London Eye is within the Congestion Charge Zone.

By Boat
You can also navigate to The London Eye's Pier by river, ideally The Thames Clippers.  There are a number of services which stop off at The London Eye Millennium Pier, meaning you can travel here from the O2, Millbank, Bankside, Embankment, Blackfriars, London Bridge, Tower, Canary Wharf, Hilton Docklands, Masthouse Terrace, Greenwich, Royal Arsenal Woolwich, St. Katherine's or Westminster Piers.
 
For more information see our sightseeing around London page.

Facilities
The London Eye offers first class baby changing, disabled and male/female wc facilities for all London RIB Voyages customer.
 
Tickets and check-in
Check in at Boarding Gate1 (One), The London Eye Millennium Pier. This is the up-stream end of the London Eye pier nearest Westminster Bridge and Big Ben.

A member of London RIB Voyage experienced team will look forward to meeting you 15 minutes before your allocated departure time.

Left luggage and buggy area
Our vessels have been specially designed to allow for storage under each seat so you can take bags onboard.  If, however, you require larger items to be stored please arrange this in advance with us by calling 0207 928 8933, we are able to make special arrangements to keep your belongings secure and return them at the end of your experience.
 
Buggies and pushchairs are permitted onto our vessels (depending on space available on the day) alternatively our boarding manager can store these for you during your voyage. Buggies and pushchairs must be folded completely flat and all valuable items removed.
 
Please note we cannot be held liable for any items lost or stolen whilst left on our pier or vessels.

Fully accessible
London RIB Voyages has been Scope assessed and deemed suitable for all abilities. We try to ensure our voyages are accessible and fun for all.  Please note, however due to space restriction on the vessel, wheelchairs cannot go aboard.  Passengers will be required to come our of their chairs and onto a seat aboard assisted by our agile crew. There are good support hand rails and easy access with non-slip surfaces.  If you are worried please call our team prior to sailing who can make arrangements ideal for your circumstances and completely put your mind at ease.

Restaurants, Cafes and Bars
There are a large number of restaurants, bistro's, coffee shops and cafes along the Southbank, many worth a visit before or after your voyage.
 

Getting here - St Katharine's Pier

St Katharine's Pier is situated on the outskirts of St Katharine's Dock next to Tower Bridge on the north bank of the Thames and directly in front of the Guoman (Tower) Hotel  The address is St Katharine's Pier, St  Katharine's Way, Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 1LD.
 
The entrance onto the pier is the one nearest to Tower Bridge (not the locked commercial slipway further down).  Please do not wait at the sales booth (your email confirmation acts as your ticket/s).  Instead follow the footpath down onto the pier and you will find us by the further waiting shelter.
 
Due to its proximity to the City, the Docklands and the river Thames, St Katharine's Dock and Pier benefit from some of the best transport links in London.
 
By Tube
Eight minute walk from Tower Hill tube station with Circle and District Lines.
Ten minute walk from Aldgate tube station with Circle and Metropolitan Lines.
Seventeen minute walk from Liverpool Street Station with Central, Hammersmith and City Lines.
 
By Rail
Eight minute walk from Fenchurch Station.
Fifteen minute walk from Canon Street Station.
 
By Docklands Light Railway  (head towards The Tower, then St Katharine's Pier.
Six minute walk from Tower Gateway, DLR (Tower Gateway Branch)
Fifteen minute walk from Shadwell DLR (Bank Branch)
 
By River
Three minute walk from Tower Pier with regular river bus public service.
 
By Bus
Buses to St Katharine's Dock include numbers 15, 25, 42, 78, 100 and RV1 route that connects to the Tate Modern and Covent Garden.  The pier is a short walk from the dock, heading for the river.
 
By Car
We advise against driving to St Katharine's Pier but there is a car park within walking distance in St Katharine's Dock.  City Quay Car Park located on Thomas More Street, just outside of the congestion zone.
 
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The London Eye