Waterloo Millennium Pier

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Waterloo Millennium Pier
Locale River Thames, London, UK
Transit typeRiver bus and tourist/leisure services
OwnerLondon River Services
Operator Thames Clipper
London River Services

Waterloo Millennium Pier is a pier on South Bank of the River Thames in Central London, UK, located directly in front of the London Eye.

It is operated by the London Eye and served by various river transport and cruise operators in conjunction with London River Services.

Waterloo Millennium Pier should not be confused with the former Waterloo Police Pier which is on the opposite side of the river on Victoria Embankment next to Waterloo Bridge. This pier has since been renamed the Tower Lifeboat Station and has been the base for the RNLI's Thames lifeboat service since 2006.[1]


Waterloo Millennium Pier was designed principally to act as a collision protection system for the London Eye. The pier was designed by Marks Barfield architects with Beckett Rankine as engineer and built by Tilbury Douglas (now Interserve). It was funded by the Millennium Commission as part of the Thames 2000 project, and was one of five new piers opened in 2000 by the Commission on the Thames (the others being Blackfriars Millennium Pier, Waterloo Millennium Pier, Westminster Millennium Pier and Millbank Millennium Pier). Its creation was funded by the project was part of an integrated transport and regeneration strategy for the Thames led by London's Cross River Partnership.[2]


The pier is served by various services including:

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.

Transport links

London Underground
National Rail
London River Services
London Buses

Buses stopping on Westminster Bridge are the nearest services.

Local attractions

Preceding station   15px London River Services   Following station
Commuter Service
Tate to Tate
Westminster to Greenwich Express Service


Coordinates: 51°30′12″N 0°07′14″W / 51.50341°N 0.120527°W / 51.50341; -0.120527