River Bus Services (LRS)

London River Services (LRS) licenses passenger boat services to use our eight piers along the Thames.

LRS issues licenses and charges independent boat operators to use the berths at:

  • Greenwich
  • Tower
  • Bankside
  • Blackfriars
  • Festival
  • Embankment
  • Westminster
  • Millbank


LRS does not directly operate any boat services on the Thames.

Two main categories of boat services use our piers:

  • Scheduled service River Bus and River Tours which operate a regular timetable
  • Ad hoc charter bookings for private hire boats typically used for corporate events or private parties

LRS also owns the three Woolwich Ferry vessels and their associated terminals and infrastructure. This cross-river service is run under contract to Briggs Marine and Environmental Services.



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