Cadogan Pier

Cadogan Pier
Type River bus and tourist/leisure services
Locale River Thames, London, UK
Operator London River Services

Cadogan Pier is a pier on the River Thames in London, UK. It is located on the North Bank of the river, immediately next to the Albert Bridge on Cheyne Walk near Chelsea Embankment. It has been Chelsea's only river transport link for over 150 years.

It was erected by Earl Cadogan by 1841 and designed by Nathaniel Handford. It was rebuilt around 1875 following the completion of Albert Bridge. The London County Council obtained the pier from the Thames Conservancy Board and repaired it in 1905. In 1996 it was bought by Cadogan Pier Limited from the Port of London Authority.[1]

The pier was extended in 2004 to designs by Beckett Rankine and has residential moorings.[2][3] In 2010 a boat moored there was put up for sale for £1 million.[4]

The pier is served by Thames Clippers RB6 commuter service to Putney.[5]

In the past three years, Cadogan Pier Limited has spent more than £1m on upgrading safety and security, hosted the finish line of the Doggetts Race with the Chelsea Society, returned the historical landmark 'CADOGAN PIER' sign and twin Union Jack flags, put in place minimum maintenance levels for the boats which moor alongside, put in place a professional team to maintain the pier, and significantly improved the waiting area for the river bus.

The company plans to continue investing in the pier to ensure that it becomes fully accessible to a wider group of people and better serves the local community. Without continued investment the current pier will no longer be able to provide a landing stage for the river bus service and Chelsea could lose its only river transport link. The pier currently has poor access for disabled visitors, families with buggies and older people.


Coordinates: 51°28′58″N 0°09′59″W / 51.4828°N 0.1663°W / 51.4828; -0.1663

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