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Illuminated River Boat Tours

September 5 @ 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm


The first four bridges of Illuminated River, the public art commission to light up the bridges of the Thames at night, are now lit. Join official City Guides and experts from Historic England, as they take you on a journey under London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges.

Illuminated River is an ambitious, new public art commission which will transform the capital at night, lighting up to 15 bridges on the River Thames. Once complete, it will be the longest public art project in the world, seen by over 200 million people each year during its 10 year lifespan.

Conceived by internationally-acclaimed artist Leo Villareal and British architectural practice Liftschutz Davidson Sandilands, and delivered by the Illuminated River Foundation, the artwork has been sensitively developed, paying attention to heritage, wildlife and the built environment to create an exceptional transformation that celebrates the role that the Thames bridges play in the enduring global identity of London, and encourages people to enjoy the river and riverside areas at night.

These boat tours have been arranged in partnership with Thames Clippers to provide low cost access to the Thames and to the Illuminated River artwork, which is best experienced from the river itself. The boat tours offer the opportunity to sail underneath the bridges and view the beautiful latticework of these architectural structures artistically lit for the first time.

The tour on Tuesday 5th September starts at London Bridge City Pier, which is at London Bridge Walk, London SE1 2QE (near Hay’s Galleria).

Additional tours on Tuesday 10th September from London Bridge City Pier, and on Thursday 12th and Thursday 19th September from Tower Millennium Pier, EC3N 4DT.

Tickets £6.00 / concessions £4.50.

Part of Totally Thames 2019 that runs from 1-30 September

Further information at Totally Thames


September 5
9:15 pm - 10:00 pm


London Bridge City Pier
South Bank
London, SE12QE United Kingdom
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Totally Thames