Architecture on the Thames Central - Saturday 27 November 2021 1pm - outdoor seating ticketRegular price £20.50
Join Open City for an afternoon tour along the River Thames that surveys the landmark architecture of central London’s embankments and the skyline beyond
Departing from Crown Pier close to Blackfriars Bridge, the tour first ventures upriver to Nine Elms, taking in the newly restored Battersea Power Station and Kieran Timberlake’s American Embassy. Then heading downriver, our guide will explore the design and history of Michael Hopkins' imposing Portcullis House, the Neo-classical Somerset House and Renzo Piano's Shard, among many other landmarks before returning to Crown Pier.
This unique riverside tour offers a fresh perspective on London’s emerging and established skyline and is led by our specialist guide Benedict O'Looney. Benedict's in-depth knowledge – founded on his work as a practicing architect based in Peckham and a teacher at the prestigious Architectural Association – guarantees deep insight and thoughtful commentary.
Departing and returning to Crown Pier, Victoria Embankment EC4Y 0HJ. Duration 2.45 hours approx. Regretfully no children under 7.
Drinks and light snacks are available for purchase.