Join us for these evening tours down the River Thames exploring the architectural landmarks that contribute to making London such a vibrant and dynamic city. These river cruises will look at the impressive mix of historic and modern architecture that makes the river-front so architecturally diverse.
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, Riverbank House (David Walker Architects) and the Design Museum to name a few.
Departing from Festival Pier, the tours will first go upstream, taking in Battersea Power Station and Foster's Studio, before heading downstream past The Shard and under Tower Bridge, to the 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
Wednesday 3 September 6.30pm book your place here
"...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"