Discover the history and stories of London's bridges. From the iconic Tower Bridge we trace the river upstream on the Southwark river walk to find how engineers and architects have spanned the Thames over the centuries. The walk marks the implementation of the first stage of the Illuminated River Project so this will be an opportunity to see some of the bridges in, literally, a new light.
Alan Read, certified Blue Badge guide, will be your host for the evening. The walk will start near the entrance to City Hall, at the top of the slope leading down to the Scoop – if you can’t find Alan ring him on 07736 015 266. Lasting approximately 90 minutes, the walk will conclude near Southwark tube station/ Waterloo station.
Part of Totally Thames 2019 that runs from 1-30 September.
Totally Thames is an annual celebration of the River Thames with a creative and diverse programme that inspires, connects and enthrals throughout the month of September curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust. Learn more about the programme here: www.totallythames.org.
Team London Bridge are proud supporters of Totally Thames.
Illuminated River is a new public art commission to light up to 15 bridges on the Thames at night. The first phase of the project is now lit - London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium Bridges. Conceived by American light artist Leo Villareal and British architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, the project is delivered by the Illuminated River Foundation.
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