Architecture on the Thames Central
Wednesday 17 June 6.30pm

nightboatJoin us for this summer evening journey down the Thames exploring the ever-changing Thames embankments, from this unique river perspective.

Departing from Westminster Pier, the tour will first go upstream to Nine Elms, taking in Battersea Power Station, and new housing developments underway, and Foster's Studio, before heading downstream past Michael Hopkins's imposing Portcullis House, iconic Somerset House (Sir William Chambers/Dixon Jones) and Renzo Piano's hulking Shard. The new vertical towers of the City tower above the lower riverbank architecture creating a dramatic skyline from our river view point..

Led by specialist guide architect Benedict O’Looney with an in-depth knowledge, providing excellent commentary. Booked only for capacity for the inside deck. Duration 2.45 hours approx. Regretfully no children under 7. Pay bar with drinks available for purchase on board.

Departing and returning to Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH‎.
Cost £35.50.

Wednesday 17 June 6.30pm Book here

Any problems with booking please email or call 020 3006 7008 (9.30am - 6pm Monday to Friday)

Listen to boat tour guide Benedict O’Looney on Londonist Out Loud here

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Feedback from Architecture on the Thames past attendees

"...view from different aspect, a brilliant tour - speaker was superb"

"It was very entertaining listening to Benedict O’Looney's encyclopedic knowledge of the buildings and bridges along the Thames"

"Sounded interesting and it certainly was. Excellent commentary and great to see things from a different viewpoint - both physically and intellectually!"

"I saw familiar sights from a different angle and now know a lot more about architecture on the river and have a new-found appreciation of modern architecture"



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23 - Architecture on the Thames Central
26 - London Landscape Islington Drovers’ Route
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3 - Riverside
10 - From Cathedral to Commerce
17 - Photo Greenwich
22 - Photo by Night
24 - Architecture on the Thames East
31 - tbc

7 - From Cathedral to Commerce
12 - Photo by Night
14 - Riverside
22 - tbc
28 - Wren to Rogers Photography Tour
28 - King's Cross

Further 2015 walking, photo, cycle and building tours added to the programme shortly


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