Architecture on the Thames Central
Saturday 29 November 2pm

nightboatJoin us for this journey down the River Thames as the sun sets and creative lighting dramatically re-enforces the night time presence of iconic landmarks that contribute to making London such a vibrant and dynamic city.

Illuminated along the Thames embankments are 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, Riverbank House (David Walker Architects) and The Shard to name a few.

Departing from Festival 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 Festival Pier.

Led by a specialist guide with an in-depth knowledge, providing excellent commentary
Find out more about Benedict O’Looney here
Booked only for capacity for the inside deck.

Cost £35.50. Duration 2.5-45 hours approx.
Regretfully no children under 7.
Departing and returning to Festival Pier, South Bank, London SE1 8XZ

Saturday 29 November 2pm - book your place here

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

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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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14 - King's Cross Renaissance
21 - tbc
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14 - King's Cross Renaissance
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Further 2015 walking, photo, cycle and building tours added to the programme shortly


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