London, Tilbury

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London, Tilbury
Seabourn Sojourn at London International Cruise Terminal (c) Robin West

London, Tilbury

London International Cruise Terminal at Tilbury
The Port of Tilbury is home to London's only deep water purpose-built cruise facility, the London International Cruise Terminal. Situated at the gateway to London - just 22 nautical miles down river from Tower Bridge - the historic Grade II* listed Terminal is in an ideal location close to the heart of the City.

Tilbury has become increasingly popular as a turnaround port for Baltic and Northern European destinations but it is also perfectly placed for transit calls to visit England's capital city. The M25 is 7 miles away offering easy access for coach excursions to Central London (25 miles), historic Rochester (27 miles) and Leeds Castle (38 miles). London's principal airports - Heathrow, Gatwick Stansted and London City - are within an hour's drive of the Terminal and Tilbury town station, on the C2C main line Shoeubyrness to London Fenchurch Street line, is one mile away.

Port attractions

  1.  Central London

    The M25 is 7 miles away offering easy access for coach excursions to all the tourist attractions in Central London (25 miles distant)
  2.  Rochester

    Historic Rochester with its Norman Castle and Cathedral is 27 miles distant and there are many other interesting and historic buildings in the High Street.
  3.  Leeds Castle, Kent

    Leeds Castle is situated on an island surrounded by a moat and has a history spanning 900 years. Visitors will also find an Aviary, craft café, vineyard, falconry and maze.
  4.  Princess Pocahontas Grave, Gravesend

    The Tilbury passenger ferry takes passengers across the Thames to Gravesend, a popular market town with statue commemorating Princess Pocahontas, who is buried in St George's Chapel.

Port views

Photograph by Robin West
Photograph by Maureen Holley
Photograph by Maureen Holley
Photograph by Mike Sickler
Photograph by Mike Sickler
Photograph by Mike Sickler
Photograph by Mike Sickler
Photograph by Mike Sickler
Photograph by Mike Sickler
Photograph courtesy of CMV
Photograph by Mike Sickler
Photograph by Mike Sickler

Port facts

Nautical information

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Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
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Port contacts


Steve Lyons, Head of Cruise and Senior Development Manager
Leslie Ford House, Tilbury Freeport
Essex RM18 7EH Tilbury
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 1375 852308

Page last updated: 2022-10-06 15:22


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