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London – Central

Welcome to Central London Cruise Moorings



Our Central London Cruise Moorings are comprised of three separate berths, located in the very heart of the City in the shadow of some of the World’s most iconic landmarks; Tower Bridge, The Shard – Europe’s tallest building and no less than two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The Tower of London and Maritime Greenwich.

All three Berths are accessed via two Piers. Tower Pier, located on the North Bank of the River Thames, immediately beside the Tower of London and Greenwich Pier, on the South Bank, set between The Royal Naval College and The Cutty Sark. These Cruise Moorings, unparalleled in their location, offer the most luxurious and exciting way in which to see England’s Capital, providing an exclusive perspective to passengers, sailing into the very heart of London, along the historic River Thames and passing through Tower Bridge. There really isn’t anything like it.

As you might expect, the Terminals are well connected boasting excellent transport links, which include the largest Underground rail network of any city in the world and a fleet of the most knowledgeable taxi drivers Britain has to offer.

With London’s famous theatres, restaurants, hotels and skyscrapers on the doorstep, the convenience of cruising into the centre of one of the largest cities in the world is realised. Not to mention London’s renowned museums, art galleries and palaces, some of which line the River Thames along which the cruise vessels journey, exhibiting works and artefacts of artistic and historical significance enough to satisfy even the most cultured “culture vultures”.

If that isn’t enough, one of the world’s newest and foremost music venues, the O2 Arena, is situated on the Greenwich Peninsula, 2.4 miles from our Greenwich Mooring. If your cruise happens to coincide with a band or solo artists World or UK Tour, why not take in a concert?

With everything anyone could possibly wish for located within a five-mile radius of the Central London Cruise Moorings, passengers lucky enough to be travelling on-board the vessels calling here, enveloped by London, are able to enjoy the historic skyline from the comfort of their cabin and more importantly step ashore right into the city centre, more easily and more conveniently than ever before.

Elliott Seleska
Director & PFSO

Top Five Facts About Central London

  1. London is the capital city of Britain, the largest city in the European Union and the economic centre of Western Europe
  2. The Central London Cruise Moorings are located just two miles from the statue of Charles I in Trafalgar square, recognised as the centre of London, the point from which all distances to the Capital are measured
  3.  London now welcomes more international visitors than any other city in the world
  4. The London Cruise Moorings, owned by the Port of London Authority, operated by Castlekeep Limited, are among the most unique and exclusive cruise port facilities in the World
  5. The River Thames, on which the Central London Cruise Moorings are situated, is the only river in Europe to have a national trail along it’s entire length

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Port Info
Contacts & Further Information
Time zone:


Operational hours:

24hrs a day/7 days a week

Latitude and Longitude:

Tower Bridge (Upper) – 51 30 24.46N 00 04 52.86W
Tower Bridge (Lower/SGT) – 51 30 11.40N 00 04 06.78W
Greenwich (GST) – 51 29 02.93N 00 00 56.69W

Prevailing weather:

Winds SW

Vessel length :

Tower Bridge (Upper): 158m
Tower Bridge (Lower): 120m
Greenwich: 240m

Vessel width:

Tower Bridge (Upper): 30m
Tower Bridge (Lower): 30m
Greenwich: 45m

Air draft restrictions:

Tower Bridge (Upper): 45m
Tower Bridge (Lower): 50m
Greenwich: 50m

Vessel draft:

Tower Bridge (Upper): 5.8m
Tower Bridge (Lower): 5.4m
Greenwich: 8.1m

Largest ship to call at port:

The Viking Star in 2015. Special works were undertaken in order to extend the berth at Greenwich to accommodate the call.



VTS Channel:

Available 24hrs per day / 365 days per year on channel 14

Max ship dimension:

Tower Bridge (Upper): 158m LOA
Tower Bridge (Lower): 120m LOA
Greenwich: 240m LOA


Two tug companies offer services within the port: Svitzer and Kotug. All Tug bookings should be made via the local agent and 24 hours notice is recommended but not a requirement. Tugs can be booked at very short notice.

Security facilities:

All our facilities are fully compliant with ISPS regulations and are equipped with state of the art security machinery.


Dedicated gangways of varying sizes available at all berths and terminals.

Fresh water:


Power supply:


Fuel supply:


Hot works / painting/ lifeboats:

All works must be consented to by Port of London Authority.

Waste handling:

Waste barge operated by approved contractor. All arrangements should be made via the local agent with at least 24hours notice.

Cruise terminal building:

Both facilities (Tower Pier & Greenwich Pier), via which all three Berths are accessed, offer passengers a truly unique and memorable experience. Including a tender-boat trip along the River Thames and a partial visit (at no additional cost) to the Imperial War Museum – HMS Belfast, alongside which the some of the cruise vessels moor.

Currency exchange:

Two outlets located within 100 metres of the Terminals.

Internet access:

Wi-fi is available within and around all of our Terminals.


London’s iconic red phone boxes are located less than 200 metres away from all three facilities.

Taxi rank:

There are a number of taxi ranks directly beside both Piers.

Distance to railway station:

Several London Underground Tube Stations are located within 5 minuets walk of both Piers.

Distance to airport:

Tower Bridge to London City Airport: 7.9miles
Greenwich to London City Airport: 6.5miles
Tower Bridge to Heathrow: 18miles
Greenwich to London Heathrow: 21.9miles

Banks / ATM machines:

Several within 100 metres of the Terminal Buildings.

Restuarant / cafe:

There are numerous cafes and restaurants less than 50 metres from all the terminal buildings. The closest Michelin- starred restaurant is City Social, located on the 42nd floor of Tower 42, a 10 minute walk from our Tower Bridge Terminal.


Berth enquiries: Elliott Seleska


+44 (0) 1375 856909

Thames Navigation:

+44 (0) 1474 560311


CastleKeep Ltd, Clipper House, Port of Tilbury RM18 7SG

Port of London information:

Experience London – Central