Pier licensing and port information

There are three active piers and three disused jetties in Royal Greenwich.


The Royal Borough of Greenwich owns and operates Royal Arsenal Pier, while Transport for London owns and operates the Greenwich and North Greenwich piers.

Royal Arsenal Pier - Licensing information

It is necessary for all vessel owners wishing to visit the Royal Arsenal Pier to have arranged a licence in advance. Failure to display a valid licence will incur a fine.

Contact Highways - building licences to apply for a licence.

Notes for pier licence applicants and holders

While every effort will be made to issue a licence the Royal Borough cannot be held responsible for any delays.

  • If an applicant does not have a licence they must not use the pier.
  • The pontoon at the downstream end of the pier is not available for normal use.
  • Licences are subject to availability to account for existing licensed users.
  • A licence does not guarantee a mooring or landing space.

Thames Clippers run a regular river bus service from Royal Arsenal Pier in the morning and evening. Pier users must not obstruct the access to the Thames Clippers embarkation/disembarkation during service times.

More information about Thames Clippers services

Port of London Authority

The Port of London Authority website contains information about:

  • port information and events - waiting lists, times of arrival, weather data events
  • parking and storage - boat and trailer parking, boat moorings, houseboats advice and storage lockers.
  • port regulations and enforcement - personal watercraft registration, beach patrol and other port regulations
  • cargo handling services - cranes, fork lift and towing services
  • other port services - lifebelts, vessel escort, launching and recovery, and boat launches
  • water quality - waste services, water quality monitoring, and how to make an application for works at sea

Visit the Port of London Authority website

Disused jetties

There are three disused jetties in Royal Greenwich:

  • Woolwich Power Station Coal Jetty, upstream of Royal Arsenal Pier
  • T-Jetty, downstream of Royal Arsenal Pier
  • L-Jetty, downstream of the T-Jetty.

Only the Woolwich Power Station Coal Jetty is owned by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.