|Date||18 September 2023, 12:30
|Location||Front door of the former City Hall|
Join us for a walking tour along the river and learn about the history and significance of the Thames in the development of London.
From the Roman trading settlement to the glittering corporate towers that dominate the city’s modern skyline, the river has always played an integral role in London’s past, present, and future. Discover the background to the Illuminated River project by artist Leo Villareal, where site-specific light artworks, spanning across nine bridges from London to Lambeth, have transformed the river by night. Learn about its social and cultural impacts and the experiences of directing the longest public art commission in the world.
The walk will be hosted by Blue Badge Guide Alan Read and Sarah Gaventa, former director of the Illuminated River Foundation.
This is a free event, and takes place Monday 18 September, from 12.30 - 14.00.
Meeting place: Front door of the former City Hall, near the ramp leading down to the Scoop.