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Tower Millennium Pier is a pier on the River Thames, in Londonmarker, UKmarker. It is operated by London River Services and served by various river transport and cruise operators. The pier is close to Tower Bridgemarker and is situated immediately adjacent to the Tower of Londonmarker, next to the Traitors' Gatemarker.


The pier is used by river bus services from Embankmentmarker to Woolwichmarker (operated by Thames Clipper) and Westminstermarker-Greenwichmarker tourist boats (operated by City Cruises). Private-charter entertainment boats also use Tower Pier.

Millennium fund

Tower Millennium Pier was opened on 14 July by London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Its creation was funded by the Millennium Commission as part of the Thames 2000 project, and was one of five new piers provided by the Commission on the Thames (the others being Blackfriars Millennium Piermarker, Waterloo Millennium Piermarker, Westminster Millennium Piermarker and Millbank Millennium Piermarker). The project was part of an integrated transport and regeneration strategy for the Thames led by London's Cross River Partnership.

Transport links

Local transport connections are all about five minutes' walk from Tower Millennium Pier:

Lifeboat pier move

In 2002 the RNLI's Thames lifeboat service was introduced to the River Thames following the Marchioness disastermarker, and Tower Pier was initially used as a base for the lifeboat service. In 2006 the RNLI station moved up-river to a new base, the former Waterloo Police Pier on Victoria Embankmentmarker next to Waterloo Bridgemarker, which took the name Tower Lifeboat Station.


Under plans announced in April 2009, Tower Millennium Pier will be extended by 2011 to accommodate more river boat services.


Image:Tower Millennium Pier 1.jpg|Tower Millennium Pier with Tower BridgeImage:Tower Millennium Pier 3.jpg|A catamaran arriving at Tower PierImage:Tower Millennium Pier 4.jpg|The pier entranceImage:Tower Millennium Pier 5.jpg|The pier with the Tower of London on the rightImage:Tower Bridge, London 2005-04-29.jpg|The pier and Tower Bridge seen from the air


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