London gives green light for Greenwich cruise liner terminal

A new cruise liner terminal that will bring thousands of tourists to the UK capital every year was recently given the go ahead by the Mayor of London’s Office.

With an expectation of up to 55 cruise ships a year to dock at the new terminal at Enderby Wharf in Greenwich as part of a scheme that is estimated to create up to 500 new jobs and also includes 477 new homes, a skills academy, restaurants, cafes and bars.

The new terminal is expected to be up and running by 2017 and will help London become a marquee destination for cruise ships and will allow London to become the starting and finishing point for worldwide cruises for the first time.

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The terminal in Greenwich will accommodate medium-sized cruise liners and is expected to attract tourists from around the world, especially North America and Europe.

London’s Deputy Mayor for Planning, Sir Edward Lister said: “We have worked with the local authority and the developer to ensure the new terminal and surrounding infrastructure will meet the needs of thousands of tourists coming to the city each year.

“It will provide a major boost to tourism, benefit the local economy and further contribute to London’s status as a world leading city.”