Welcoming the World to the heart of our City
Welcome to Greenwich, a Royal Borough in London, steeped in glorious maritime and royal history, and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a host of iconic London landmarks and world class attractions.
Greenwich is proud to be internationally recognised as the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the world’s Prime Meridian Line, Longitude 0°, marked by line and laser at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Every place on Earth is measured from here.
Greenwich will soon be welcoming more international cruise passengers to its shores as London’s first ever cruise port is set to open in 2021. Located in a prime location on the banks of London’s river Thames the cruise port is equidistant between the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and Greenwich Peninsula.
London City Cruise Port will accommodate vessels up to 240m in length and 8m draught. It will be London’s most central cruise port with alongside port facilities, giving visitors a world class welcome and proximity to major maritime attractions and exclusive experiences in the most cultural and historic hubs of Greenwich and London.
London City Cruise Port is well served by an established transport network of riverboat services and London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and National Rail stations to the centre of London. And all London airports are nearby. With London City Cruise Port at Enderby Wharf set to open in 2021, it’s time to come on board and see all Greenwich has to offer.
Top Five Facts About London City
- Greenwich is the home of the world’s Prime Meridian Line – Longitude 0°.
- Greenwich has 600 years of Royal heritage and was bestowed with Royal Borough status to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
- The Royal Observatory is home to John Harrison’s celebrated timekeepers – the Astronomer Royal solved the quest for longitude at sea in the mid-18th century.
- The magnificent Painted Hall has been described as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the UK’.
- The O2 is the world’s most popular music venue, playing host to sold-out live performances from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Prince, Led Zeppelin.
Cruise Ships – 24hr operation; there are No Restrictions for cruise ships
Latitude 51.4911; longitude 0.00209
Prevailing wind south westerly
80m floating pontoon
230/240 m LOA maximum
54m. Vessels above this size should contact the CEO
24hrs per day / 365 days per year
All tugs available from either Kotug or Svitzer
Fully compliant with ISPS regulations.
2 x Rapiscan Xray / 2 x Archway Metal Detectors / 2 x baggage Xray
Elevated and flexible passenger gangway to fit directly to all ships. Ship’s own gangways can be used for crew.
Water metres are located along the berth face
Must be arranged directly with relevant local supplier in advance – via the PLA
All may only occur with prior approval from Port Authority and the PLA
Lifeboats may be lowered but must not enter the water – again by prior arrangement
All waste can be accommodated with 24hr notice by barge. Grey water waste available via LCCP whilst alongside.
There will be a passenger lounge with comfortable seating for up to 200 passengers, rest rooms, a small cafe and a Tourist Information/Welcome desk (run by Visit Greenwich) with advisors who can assist with maps, advice, ticket sales and bookings to attractions and experiences in Greenwich and London.
The Tourist Information/Welcome desk will provide currency exchange facilities.
Wifi will be available in the Cruise Terminal. Free Wifi is available in numerous cafés located close by.
Located just a 5 minute walk on Trafalgar Road.
A Taxi rank is located directly in front of the Cruise Terminal. Private Hire taxis can also be booked.
North Greenwich underground station for the Jubilee line is a 20 minute walk away and Cutty Sark station for the Docklands Light Railway is located a 20 minute walk away in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The nearest National Rail station at Maze Hill is just a 5 minute taxi journey or a short walk away.
London City Airport is 20 minutes away. London Stansted, London Heathrow and London Gatwick are under 90 minutes away.
Located 20 minute walk away in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and on Greenwich Peninsula.
There are numerous bars, restaurants and cafés located close to the cruise terminal with many more just a 20 minute walk away in the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and on Greenwich Peninsula.
Kate O’Hara, CEO London City Cruise Port
Wendy Tang, Business Development Manager, Visit Greenwich
0044 (0)20 3040 2268