The Great River Race 2018
Great River Race Pier Closures
Today is the 30th Great River Race. A number of river closures are in place throughout the day. Approximate closure times include:
St. Katharine Pier | 10:25-11:25
Westminster Pier Pier | 11:05-12:05
There will be no departures from these piers during these times. After the race has passed Westminster Bridge services should return to the usual time table.
About Thames River Services
Thames River Services (TRS) have been operating daily sightseeing tours since 1986, our current service operates between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich Pier. During the summer months we operate the only river tours to the Thames Flood barrier, departing Westminster Pier, St Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier five times a day.
Our vessels M.V London Rose & M.V Avontuur IV operate on these services along with M.V Thomas Doggett (owned & operated by TRS) and a collection of other modern & traditional vessels owned by our partners.
Westminster Pier is situated on the North shore next to Westminster Bridge & the Palace of Westminster. The pier sits directly opposite the London Eye & County Hall. Westminster Pier is just a short walk away from a number of attraction in the city.
St. Katharine Pier is situated nearby to Tower Bridge & the Tower of London. Originally a dock build for cargo, St. Katharine Docks are now a haven for yachts with bars, restaurants and shops.
Greenwich Pier is located on the South shore of the River Thames in the heart of maritime Greenwich. The pier is closely situated to a number of landmarks including the Tea Clipper Cutty Sark, Old Royal Naval College, National Maritime Museum & the Queens House.