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Architecture on the Thames Central with Open City

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Benedict O'Looney leads another unmissable Thames boat tour this July.

This tour along the River Thames surveys the landmark architecture of central London’s embankments and the skyline beyond. 

Departing from Festival Pier, the tour first ventures upriver to Nine Elms, taking in Battersea Power Station, the new American Embassy and the studio of world-famous ‘starchitect’ Norman Foster, designer of the Gherkin and the Millennium Bridge. Then heading downriver, Benny will explore the design and history of Michael Hopkins' imposing Portcullis House, the Neo-classical Somerset House and Renzo Piano's Shard, London’s super-contemporary skyscraper, among many others.

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 - he is a both a practicing architect and a teacher at the prestigious Architectural Association - guarantees deep insight and thoughtful commentary. 

Departing and returning to Festival Pier. Duration 2.45 hours approx. Regretfully no children under 7. Booked only for capacity for the inside covered deck in case of rain. 

Wednesday 26 July 6.30pm Cost: £35.50 Book here
Wednesday 26 July 6.30pm with pre-order Pimm's. Cost: £40.00 Book here

EXCLUSIVE FOR THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY: Use discount code BOATJULY17 to receive 15% off booking. 

Find out more about boat tour guide Benedict O’Looney here

Later event: An 1890s House in Clapham
Earlier event: Saving a Century

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