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 promininent landmarks, Big Ben.
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.
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