London Tilbury (England)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news


UK - British Isles


51.45925 N, 0.34907 E

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Tilbury is a city in the borough of Thurrock, Essex, England. It was founded in late 19th century, on land which was mainly part of Chadwell Saint Mary. Tilbury contains an ancient cross-river ferry and a 16th century fort. It has a major deep-water port contributing to the local economy. The Port of Tilbury handles various bulk cargo, cars, container and timber traffic and remains, along with Felixstowe and Southampton, one of the three major container ports in Great Britain. It is also the main port in UK for importing paper, including newsprint. The Port of Tilbury group reopened the one-time passenger landing stage as London Cruise Terminal, though it's no longer served by the railway.London Tilbury cruise port

The majority of the city's inhabitants were employed in the docks until the introduction of standardised containers. The resulting loss of jobs was never made up, and today Tilbury has high unemployment and employment and education prospects are widely perceived as poor.

Port Tilbury

Tilbury port is on Thames River, and is London's principal (deep-water) port. Port facilities include terminals for handling vessels shipping to London bulk cargoes, containers and cars.Port Tilbury UK

The port's construction was approved in 1882 when the British Parliament allowed docks at Tilbury to be built. The port's first ship docked in April 1886.

  • Tilbury's main dock was on Gravesend Reach, and connected with three branching docks (East, Central, West). The port also had 2 dry docks.
  • In 1909, the port became part of the company Port of London Authority, which made major infrastructure improvements in 1921 and 1929. The improvements included new lock (linking the docks directly to the river) and new (3rd) dry dock.
  • In the period 1963–66 was built a 4th branch dock and tidal basin was closed (eventually filled in). In 1969 a new grain terminal was built. In 1967 was opened a new container cargo port. In 1978, a new riverside berth for large boxships was opened.
  • In 1992, Tilbury port was privatised and became part of Forth Ports.
  • Today, Tilbury, together with Southampton and Felixstowe) is one of UK's 3 major container ports and is UK's main paper importing port. 

Highlights: London, Tilbury Fort, Audley End House & Gardens

London Tilbury cruise terminal

Most (all large) cruise ships to London UK dock at Port Tilbury - on the River Thames' north bank. Smaller ships may dock at the London City's "Greenwich Pier" (located near to the "Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich" and close to the Greenwich railway station).

Tilbury London Cruise Terminal

Tilbury is London's principal cruise port. P&O cruise liners ("Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company") were the first using its facilities - starting in 1916. Then were inaugurated the berths specifically built for P&O. In May 1930 was inaugurated the new passenger terminal with direct rail connections to London. This passenger terminal was operated until the 1960s. The passenger terminal was reopened under the name "London Cruise Terminal" in 1995.

London Tilbury cruise ship terminal

The following map of Port Tilbury shows the port's infrastructure as road links, terminals and berths. The port's dedicated cruise ship terminal is in its southern part, and near to the car terminal.

Tilbury cruise port map (printable)

Greenwich-London Cruise Terminal

Cruise ships in London dock at Greenwich Pier on Thames River. The pier is located in London Borough. The berthing facility is operated by London River Services. Transportation options from Greenwich to central London City include bus, London Underground, light railway and the scenic river boat service to Tower Bridge. Greenwich Pier is used by smaller-sized cruise ships, mega yachrs and riverboats.Greenwich Pier (London Cruise Terminal)

Greenwich pier is Greenwich Hospital. This cruise ship docking location is very close to National Maritime Museum. Other popular among tourists sites located nearby are Greenwich Royal Park, Queen's House,, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Market and the Royal Observatory.

(new) Greenwich Cruise Terminal at Enderby Wharf

In July 2015 were approved the plans for building a new cruise terminal at Enderby Wharf (in east Greenwich). These plans were hugely controversial due to the concern that larger cruise ships will generate air pollution as they are powered by dirtier fuels (an equivalent of 50 trucks running their engines 24-hour a day. So the plans were upgraded by adding shore-to-ship power capabilities to the cruise facility.

new Greenwich Cruise Terminal (Enderby Wharf)

The London Tilbury cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near London Tilbury, England.

If you lose the London Tilbury location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port London Tilbury cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from London Tilbury, England. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
5 May, 2017
Magellan(arriving at 11:00)
8 May, 2017
Magellan(arriving at 07:00)
20 May, 2017
Magellan(arriving at 12:00)
28 May, 2017
Magellan(arriving at 08:00)
3 May, 2017
Viking Star(arriving at 03 May - departing at 03 May)