With spring finally here, and thoughts of long summer days ahead, there has never been a better time to make the most of the River Thames. Whether you are looking for a new and relaxing way to commute or want to make the most of your leisure time, Bankside Pier is your local gateway to London’s river services. The spring and summer guide to London River Services will help you plan your river experience: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/river.
Bankside Pier is served by both River Bus and River Tours services. The two Thames Clipper River Bus routes calling at the pier operate all day and allow direct access to points as far west as St Georges Wharf Pier in Vauxhall and as far east as Woolwich Arsenal Pier. Bankside is also a popular stop on a circular River Tours service around central London. Passengers with a valid Travelcard get a third off the price of most river services. Passengers with Oyster pay as you go get 10 per cent off the Thames Clipper standard adult fare, with the exception of journeys on The O2 Express service and the Putney to Blackfriars service (RB6).
Bankside Pier allows step-free access from the shore to the boat, allowing easy access for mobility impaired passengers. Most river boats are accessible - passengers should contact boat operators for comprehensive accessibility information when planning their journeys. Please check the Transport for London website for contact details.