Architecture on the Thames Central
Wednesday 17 June 6.30pm

nightboatJoin us for this evening journey down the River Thames. The Thames embankments are home to Somerset House (Sir William Chambers/Dixon Jones), Tate Modern (Sir Giles Gilbert Scott/Herzog & de Meuron), Oxo Tower, Royal Festival Hall (Allies and Morrison refurbishment), Foster’s City Hall, Lasdun's National Theatre and The Shard to name a few.

Departing from Westminster Pier, the tour will first go upstream taking in Battersea Power Station and Foster's Studio, before heading downstream past The Shard and under Tower Bridge (where a new illumination to mark the 2012 Olympics replaced the first significant illumination of 25 years), towards Docklands before ending back at Westminster Pier.

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 tours@open-city.org.uk 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"

 


Calendar
May

16 - Greenwich Photography Tour
23 -Bank holiday no tours
30 - London Riverside

June
6 - King's Cross
Renaissance
13 - From Cathedral to Commerce
17 - Architecture on the Thames Central
20 - Wren to Rogers Photography Tour
24 - Eve With Wapping Pierhead House
27 - London Riverside
27 - Dogs for Architecture!

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

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