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London_Eye_Pier Latitude and Longitude:

51°30′12″N 0°07′14″W / 51.50341°N 0.120527°W / 51.50341; -0.120527
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LRS London Eye (Waterloo) Pier
TypeRiver bus and tourist/leisure services
Locale River Thames, London, UK
Owner Merlin Entertainments
Operator Uber Boat by Thames Clippers
Characteristics
History
Coordinates 51°30′12″N 0°07′14″W / 51.50341°N 0.120527°W / 51.50341; -0.120527
London Eye (Waterloo) Pier is located in Central London
London Eye (Waterloo) Pier
LRS London Eye (Waterloo) Pier

The London Eye (Waterloo) Pier [1] is directly in front of the London Eye ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in Central London, England. It was opened as the Waterloo Millennium Pier in 2000.

It is served by various river transport and cruise operators.

It should not be confused with the former Waterloo Police Pier, on the opposite side of the river on Victoria Embankment next to Waterloo Bridge, which has since been renamed the Tower Lifeboat Station and has been the base for the RNLI's Thames lifeboat service since 2006. [2]

Construction

The pier was designed by Beckett Rankine and Marks Barfield Architects [3] and built by Tilbury Douglas, principally to act as a collision protection system for the London Eye.

It was one of five new piers opened in 2000 on the Thames funded by the Millennium Commission as part of the Thames 2000 project (the others being Blackfriars Millennium Pier, Millbank Millennium Pier, Tower Millennium Pier, and Westminster Millennium Pier), as part of an integrated transport and regeneration strategy for the Thames led by London's Cross River Partnership. [4]

Services

The pier is served by various services including:

Connections

Local attractions

Lines

Preceding station London River Services London River Services London River Services Following station
Westminster Millennium Pier RB1 Embankment Pier
Westminster Millennium Pier
Terminus
Westminster to Greenwich Express Service Tower Millennium Pier

References

  1. ^ "London Eye Pier Route Map" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Tower Lifeboat Station website". 8 May 2006. Archived from the original on 23 January 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2007.
  3. ^ "Beckett Rankine – London Eye Pier Design" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Ken Livingstone Opens New Millennium Commission Funded Pier". The Millennium Commission press release. 13 July 2000. Archived from the original on 9 December 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2008.