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London Eye Pier

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Operator  London River Services
Owner  Merlin Entertainments
London Eye Pier
Type  River bus and tourist/leisure services
Locale  River Thames, London, UK
Address  Westminster Bridge Rd, South Bank, London SE1 7PB, UK
Similar  River Thames, Tower Millennium Pier, Westminster Millennium Pier, Greenwich Pier, Woolwich Arsenal Pier

London eye pier


The London Eye Pier (or Waterloo Millennium Pier) is directly in front of the London Eye Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in Central London, England.

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It is served by various river transport and cruise operators.

It should not be confused with the former Waterloo Police Pier, on the opposite side of the river on Victoria Embankment next to Waterloo Bridge, which has since been renamed the Tower Lifeboat Station and has been the base for the RNLI's Thames lifeboat service since 2006.

London eye pier


Construction

The pier was designed by Beckett Rankine and built by Tilbury Douglas (now Interserve), principally to act as a collision protection system for the London Eye.

It was one of five new piers opened in 2000 on the Thames funded by the Millennium Commission as part of the Thames 2000 project (the others being Blackfriars Millennium Pier, Millbank Millennium Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, and Westminster Millennium Pier), 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:

  • Commuter boat services between Embankment and Woolwich (Thames Clipper)
  • Summer leisure cruises between Westminster and Greenwich (City Cruises)
  • Speedboat tour cruises to Canary Warf (Thames Rockets)
  • Waterloo is a turnaround point for the commuter boat; upriver services call at Embankment, then Waterloo, where they begin the downriver service back towards Bankside.

    Connections

  • Waterloo tube station and London Waterloo station
  • London Buses route RV1
  • Local attractions

  • London Eye
  • London Aquarium
  • Dali Universe
  • Florence Nightingale Museum
  • Big Ben
  • South Bank arts precinct
  • References

    London Eye Pier Wikipedia


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