Embankment Pier †

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Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NU

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Embankment Pier is a busy hub for river boats with 'hop-on, hop-off' circular cruises operating from here and riverbus services running to Tower Bridge, Greenwich, The O2, and Woolwich Arsenal. It's also a busy hub for entertainment and nightlife with plenty of bar and restaurant boats moored here. The pier also serves as a pick-up or drop-off point for many of the party boats which mainly run on weekends - the location means its handy for catching the tube home afterwards, just hop on at Embankment Tube station.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Embankment Underground Station
1 minutes walk
Charing Cross Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
2 minutes walk
Blackfriars Railway Station
16 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

St Martins Lane NCP
6 minutes walk
Q-Park Trafalgar
7 minutes walk

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £325† 28% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £116† 30% off
The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £127† 37% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
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Alternative River Piers nearest Embankment Pier

Nearest to Embankment Pier
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Greenwich Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 | 5.1 miles from Embankment Pier
Greenwich Pier delivers boat loads of visitors to the major tourist attractions of the area: the National Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory and Old Royal Naval College ... More
London Eye Millennium Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Embankment Pier
... More
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Bankside Pier
London > Travel > River Piers
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 20 minutes from Embankment Pier
Bankside Pier is located next to the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and close to Tate Modern. From Bankside Pier a†hop-on hop-off circular cruise operates during summer and ... More
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Travel near Embankment Pier

Near Embankment Pier
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Charing Cross Tube Station
London > Travel > Underground Stations
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
Charing Cross Tube Station gives access to the Northern and Bakerloo Underground lines and the mainline terminal runs services to Kent and suburban destinations in south ... More
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Waterloo Railway Station
London > Travel > Railway Stations
Waterloo Station, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Embankment Pier
For a station that covers nearly 25 acres in total, there's very little space during rush hour as throngs of people desperately try to glimpse the ... More
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Circular Hop-on Hop-off Trip - Crown River Cruises
London > Travel > Boats
Blackfriars Pier, The Old Pump House, Paul's Walk, City, London EC4V | 20 minutes from Embankment Pier
This fun circular trip by Crown River Cruises allows you to traverse the banks of the Thames over a stretch jam-packed with famous landmarks and fabulous ... More
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Events near Embankment Pier

Near Embankment Pier
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Wilde Creatures
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 15th to 31st December 2017
Embankment Pier, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Embankment Pier
A month after staging The Gruffalo's Child at the Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, the Olivier-nominated Tall Stories present a new musical adventure for audiences of all ages ...More
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The Red Lion
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 1st November to 2nd December 2017
Embankment Pier, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 5 minutes from Embankment Pier
Following a sell-out run at Live Theatre in Newcastle, Patrick Marber's drama The Red Lion transfers to Trafalgar Studios. The show is about the competitive nature ...More
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Embankment Pier, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from Embankment Pier
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
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Entertainment near Embankment Pier

Near Embankment Pier
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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from Embankment Pier
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on the ... More
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Embankment Pier
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Embankment Pier
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Embankment Pier

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Embankment Pier
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all disciplines ... More
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles from ... More
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Embankment Pier
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the century ... More
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Shopping near Embankment Pier

The best shops and markets near Embankment Pier
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Embankment Pier
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Embankment Pier
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes from Embankment Pier
This tiny shop in the heart of Covent Garden is crammed full of traditional toys but is probably most famous for its selection of toy theatres ... More
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Restaurants near Embankment Pier

What are the best dining options near Embankment Pier London?
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
39 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Embankment Pier
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
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Herman Ze German - Villiers Street
London > Restaurants >
19 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Embankment Pier
For healthy and efficient fast food in a central location try London's inaugural Herman Ze German outlet on Villiers Street between Charing Cross and Embankment. Open ... More
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
25 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Embankment Pier
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
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Education near Embankment Pier

Near Embankment Pier
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Embankment Pier
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 9 minutes from Embankment Pier
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Embankment Pier
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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Leisure near Embankment Pier

Embankment Pier gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Embankment Pier
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Embankment Pier
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
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Pubs near Embankment Pier

The best pubs near London Embankment Pier.
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Embankment Pier
Just a hundred yards from Trafalgar Square, the MOD and the Horse Guard's Parade, The Clarence has an undeniably impressive location that attracts both locals and ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Embankment Pier
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
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Nightlife near Embankment Pier

Embankment Pier clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Embankment Pier
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Embankment Pier
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Embankment Pier

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Embankment Pier.
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Embankment Pier
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London Eye Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Embankment Pier
The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel) elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
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Skylon
London > Business > Venue Hire
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Embankment Pier
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
 
 

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