London Eye Pier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

London Eye Pier
Waterloo Pier 1.jpg
TypeRiver bus and tourist/leisure services
LocaleRiver Thames, London, UK
OwnerMerlin Entertainment
OperatorLondon River Services

The London Eye Pier[1] (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.

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.[2]


The pier was designed by Beckett Rankine and Marks Barfield Architects[3] 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.[4]


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.


Local attractions[edit]


  London River Services  
Commuter Service
Tate to Tate
Westminster to Greenwich Express Service


  1. ^ "London Eye Pier Route Map" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Tower Lifeboat Station website". 8 May 2006. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Beckett Rankine – London Eye Pier Design" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Ken Livingstone Opens New Millennium Commission Funded Pier". The Millennium Commission press release. 13 July 2000. Archived from the original on 9 December 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2008.

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