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Travel to Greenwich on the River Thames

"A journey through history to the centre of time"

Photo - copyright Graeme Webb

Boats travel to Greenwich Pier - adjacent to the Cutty Sark

Boats arriving at Greenwich Pier ©1996 Graeme Webb

What other famous places lie on this famous river?

  Details of River Boat Operators

All journey times are approximate due to tidal movements.
Always confirm times directly with the operator.

Charing Cross Pier
Phone +44 [0]20 7-987-1185

Journey time: c45 minutes

May - October 11:15 - 17:15 every 30 minutes
November - April 11:45 - 16:45 every 45 minutes

Tower Pier
(near to Tower of London)
Phone +44 [0]20 7 987 1185

Journey time: c30 minutes

May - October 11:15 - 17:15 every 30 minutes
November - April 11:45 - 16:45 every 45 minutes

Westminster Pier
(near to Houses of Parliament)
Phone +44 [0]20 7 930 4097

Journey time: c55 minutes

January - February 11:30 - 16:30 every 60 minutes
March 11:40 - 16:20 every 40 minutes
April - August 11:30 - 17:00/18:00 every 30 minutes
September - October 11:30 - 17:00 every 30 minutes
November-December 11:40 - 16:20 every 40 minutes

Thames Barrier Pier
Phone +44 [0]20 8 305 0300

Journey time: c30 minutes

January - February no service
March 12:00 13:30 15:00
April - June 11:15 12:30 14:00 15:30
July - August 11:00 12:20 13:40 15:00 16:20
September - October 11:15 12:30 14:00 15:30
November 12:00 13:30 15:00
December - no service


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Greenwich England is where East meets West at the Greenwich Meridian (0° Longitude); World Time is set Greenwich Mean Time. Remember the new millennium started in 2001.

Greenwich lies on the River Thames, a few minutes by rail or tube, or a short river cruise from central London.  If you want to visit Greenwich and information on visiting London, England then see Greenwich Info.  There is the famous Cutty Sark to visit and the Royal Naval College.  Just down river is the Thames Barrier which is close to London City Airport

The Royal Observatory at Greenwich is in Greenwich Park along with the National Maritime Museum and the Queens House (on which the White House in Washington DC, USA is based).  For information on astronomy visit Greenwich Star

The London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park every Spring.

Greenwich has a long heritage; it was the birth place of King Henry VIII and his daughters Queen Mary (Bloody Mary) and Queen Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen).  All the English monarchs can be found at Royal History.

It has seen many famous visitors from Peter the Great through Charles Dickens to Bob Hope.  This and a lot more in Greenwich Past.

For information on all the other places in the world called Greenwich including Greenwich Village, New York City, USA then visit Greenwich Town.

Visit the Greenwich Book Shelf where you can buy titles old and new.

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