London’s future is in the east where some of the world’s most famous architects are transforming this historic industrial landscape into a place to live and work.
Join us for this afternoon journey down the River Thames starting in Greenwich and going out towards Dartford Crossing and back.
A dramatically different landscape to that of central London Thames embankments, the tour will take in landmarks including Richard Rogers’ Dome, the vast Tate and Lyle Sugar Refinery in Silvertown, the Thames Barrier and Joseph Bazalgette’s amazing Victorian Grade I listed Crossness Sewage Treatment Works.
Led by specialist guide, architect Benedict O’Looney, whose in-depth knowledge guarantees deep insight and thoughtful commentary.
Booked only for capacity for the inside deck. Duration 2.45 hours approx. Regretfully no children under 7. Departing and returning to Greenwich Pier, Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9HT. Cost £35.50.
Saturday 25 March 1pm £35.50 Book here
"As always the tour guide (a practicing architect) was insightful, knowledgeable, interesting, funny and very balanced"
"We did not appreciate the scale of residential expansion on the East side of London or the variety of styles currently being built in an area still fairly industrial. This new perspective has further sparked my interest in this part of London."
"...an opportunity to find out more about the development of East London beyond the reach of the usual boat trips, the guide was enthusiastic and very informative"
"Already done Thames central, so naturally this just cried out to be done as well...It did not disappoint"
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