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London (Tilbury), England
Cruises from Tilbury depart in the summer.
Once home to Charles Dickens, Tilbury features attractions like the 12th-century Rochester Castle and Tilbury Fort, with its collection of moats. Tour these sites or travel 30 miles west to London to see Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace, where you can witness the changing of the guard ceremony. At the Tower of London, marvel at the British monarchy’s Crown Jewels, learn about the weaponry once used to defend this fortress and discover the legend of the resident ravens. Visits to Windsor Castle afford a look at Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, while a cruise along the River Thames gives passengers views of the Shard skyscraper, Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe and more. For a bird’s-eye perspective of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock tower, enjoy a glass-capsule ride on the London Eye observation wheel.
Directions and Port Information
Port of Tilbury
The port of Tilbury is approximately one hour from London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport.
Using Public Transportation - Tilbury Town is the closest station to the London Cruise Terminal, and is on the main London Fenchurch to Southend line. The station is approximately a 15-minute walk from the London Cruise Terminal, and taxi services are available at the station. Rail passengers are also able to use the shuttle bus service which operates between the train station and the Tilbury/Gravesend Ferry, which is adjacent to the cruise terminal.
Directions by Road - From the M25, take the A13 exit. Travel about three miles on A13, then take the A1089/Dock Approach Rd. exit toward Docks/Tilbury. Continue on A1089 until you reach the port.