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Illuminated River - Official Boat Tours

Ends 21 Dec 2019 at 11:36 PM

Thames Clippers and Illuminated bridges

New dates now available

Back by popular demand, the Illuminated River Official Boat Tours are back with the first event on Saturday 26 October and then every other week from 23 November from Tower Pier . There will be a special event on Thursday 28 of November, 19:30, led by Sarah Gaventa, Director of the Illuminated River Foundation. An additional pre-Christmas midweek tour will also run on Tuesday 10 December at 19:30.

Illuminated River is an ambitious public art commission which is transforming the capital at night, lighting up to 14 bridges on the River Thames between Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge. Once complete, it will be the longest public art project in the world. Join us on board to experience phase one of Illuminated River, covering London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges.

Book your tickets now and let the official City of London Guides take you on a journey through time while sailing underneath these architectural, social and historical landmarks of London.


Passengers should arrive at Tower Pier for 18:15; tour will depart at 18:30 sharp and return to Tower Pier for passengers to disembark at 19:00

Tickets: £7.50 for an adult, £5 for children aged 5-15 years and London Freedom Pass Holders; children aged 0-4 years travel for free but a ticket still needs to be booked.

Accessibility: Illuminated River Boat Tours depart from Tower Pier and are wheelchair accessible. We can carry two unfolded wheelchairs and an unlimited number when folded. More details here. Passengers with a Disabled I.D. badge/card benefit from the concession rate; please select the London Freedom Pass fare.

Visit the Illuminated River Foundation website to learn more about the project.