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Illuminated RiverLighting up London's main waterway, Illuminated River will be one of the longest public art projects in the world when it's complete in 2022 - stretching 4.5 nautical miles between Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge. Opening in phases, summer 2019 introduced the first four River Thames crossings - London Bridge and the Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges - and a further five are to be added by winter 2020 - bringing light to Blackfriars, Waterloo, Lambeth and Westminster bridges as well as the Golden Jubilee Footbridge (formerly Hungerford Bridge). A total of 14 central London bridges are involved in the project by artist Leo Villareal who has created changing sequences of LEDs for each bridge. The wildlife friendly project, which keeps energy use to a minimum, makes the river a more appealing place to visit at night and is expected to last 10 years, until 2029.

 

About River Thames

The River Thames, part of the longest river in England, is the waterway that winds its way through the centre of the capital. Once a bustling trade route bringing foreign trade to the city, it's now more commonly used for recreational purposes and the non-conformist commmuter. More about River Thames

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Illuminated River  Illuminated River from One Blackfriars © James Newton  

   
Illuminated River - Illuminated River from One Blackfriars © James Newton

Illuminated River Illuminated River from One Blackfriars © James Newton 


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
2 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  29% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 6 minutes from Illuminated River
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  32% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 12 minutes from Illuminated River
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  23% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 12 minutes from Illuminated River
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
 
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A Number
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th February to 14th March 2020
Illuminated River, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 | 3 minutes from Illuminated River
Caryl Churchill's haunting drama, A Number, returns to the London stage in 2020 with a run at Bridge Theatre starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan. An ...More
 
 
 
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The Bee In Me
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 31st January to 1st March 2020
Illuminated River, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 6 minutes from Illuminated River
Presented as a computer game, The Bee In Me follows the day in the life of a boy who has to face a series of challenges ...More
 
 
 
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Cerith Wyn Evans: No Realm Of Thought... No Field Of Vision
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th February to 19th April 2020 - Various Times
Illuminated River, 144-152 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Illuminated River
Conceptual works installed across the entire gallery, which incorporate a wide range of media and frequently explore the relation between light and text....More
 
 
 
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Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Illuminated River
What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed ... More
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Illuminated River
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Illuminated River
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Illuminated River
With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Illuminated River
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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London Riviera
London > Attractions >
More London Place, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Illuminated River
Every summer the London Riviera pops up in the shadow of City Hall adding a colourful food market and free entertainment ... More
 
 
 
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Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Illuminated River
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
 
 
 
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KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Illuminated River
On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
 
 
 
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The Kernel Brewery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 3 minutes from Illuminated River
The Kernel Brewery is one of the most successful micro brewers in London and its rise has been meteoric with its beer winning awards and ... More
 
 
 
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Balls Brothers
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
Hay's Galleria, Tooley Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 1 minute from Illuminated River
A traditional chain of wine bars and restaurants that carry a wide range of wines from around the world, as well as some beers, spirits, tobacco ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurant Story
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
201 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Illuminated River
Launched in April 2013 when the Noma alumnus Tom Sellers was a youthful 25 years old, Restaurant Story was immediately dubbed "the new Dabbous" by food ... More
 
 
 
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LASSCO Bar & Dining
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
41 Maltby Street, SE1 | 2 minutes from Illuminated River
After playing host to the Disappearing Dining Club last year, the Ropewalk warehouse on Maltby Street now welcomes LASSCO Bar & Dining, a new permanent eatery ... More
 
 
 
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 14 minutes from Illuminated River
In a historic building next to Borough Market, husband and wife team Jon and Nicole Warren have set up the second branch of Mimo, their cookery ... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 23 minutes from Illuminated River
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 30 minutes from Illuminated River
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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MoreYoga Tower Bridge
London > Leisure >
7 Horselydown Lane, SE1 | 2 minutes from Illuminated River
Two years after launching its first studio in 2016 MoreYoga, which has studios across London, added this Tower Bridge space. The 14th yoga studio from the ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Illuminated River
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 8 minutes from Illuminated River
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Illuminated River
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Illuminated River
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
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Loyal Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
171-173 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Illuminated River
In September 2019, Bermondsey institution Village East becomes the Loyal Tavern as ex Duck & Waffle executive chef Tom Cenci teams ... More
 
 
 
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40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Illuminated River
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Illuminated River
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
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Nine Lives
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Illuminated River
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Illuminated River
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Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 9 minutes from Illuminated River
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 11 minutes from Illuminated River
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 

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Illuminated RiverIlluminated RiverIlluminated RiverLighting up London's main waterway, Illuminated River will be one of the longest public art projects in the world when it's complete in 2022 - stretching 4.5 nautical miles between Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge. Opening in phases, summer 2019 introduced the first four River Thames crossings - London Bridge and the Cannon Street, Southwark and Mill2020-02-19T00:00:00+00002029-07-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
River Thames,   London      SE1 2JX
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  17th July 2019 to 17th July 2029
VENUE  River Thames 
Lighting up London's main waterway, Illuminated River will be one of the longest public art projects in the world when it's complete in 2022 - stretching 4.5 nautical miles between Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge. Opening in phases, summer 2019 introduced the first four River Thames crossings - London Bridge and the Cannon Street, Southwark and Mill... More about this event
 
 

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