Where do you pick up the boat? Our boat is directly opposite the London Eye the pier is called Westminster Pier. This is the opposite side to Festival pier where they also operate Festival pier boat party. Here at Thames Party boats, we operate from Westminster pier, the closest tube station is Westminster which is on the circle, district and jubilee lines. A lot of boats are Festival pier boat party however, this means the pier is busy in peak times. Whereas at Westminster pier it is less crowded.