Embankment Pier is situated on the north bank of the River Thames next to Hungerford Bridge and outside the entrance of Embankment tube station. It is a main departure point for the Thames Clipper commuter service, this is operated by London river service and also has ticket booths for many local cruise operators such as City Cruises.
Attractions that can be found around Embankment Pier:
Covent Garden - Famous for its shops, street performers, bars, restaurants, theatres and the Royal Opera House. Covent Garden is an Italian-style piazza packed with restaurants, bars and fashionable boutiques. Surrounded by Theatreland, in the heart of London's West End, the area is recognised as the capital's premier entertainment and leisure destination.
Trafalgar Square - Trafalgar Square, at the heart of London, is one of the city’s most vibrant open spaces. Home to Nelson’s Column, the square is rich in history and provides a platform for new artistic performances and events.
Cleopatra’s Needle - The London needle is in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee Bridges. It was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by Mehemet Ali, the Albanian-born viceroy of Egypt, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801. Although the British government welcomed the gesture, it declined to fund the expense of transporting it to London.
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