Bridging Identities: Shad Thames Reinvented

Location: Shad Thames

June 2, 2018 - June 2, 2018

Explore the iconic Shad Thames and discover its evolving identity at this free event, part of the upcoming London Festival of Architecture.

Starting with local hospitality in a riverside restaurant, you’ll then hear about the area’s 19th century history, its reinvention through regeneration in the 1980s, and current developments. The discussion will be framed around buildings and social history from all periods as well as the riverside location, and the two bridges shaping Shad Thames – Tower Bridge and St Saviours Dock footbridge, both of which have exciting developments coming up.

The event will end with a short walk around the area, finishing at Anise Gallery/AVR where you can visit their LFA exhibition “Scents of Shad Thames: Experience history through the senses” which explores the identity of Shad Thames in unexpected ways.


  • 10.30  Meet at Browns (Private Dining Room), Butlers Wharf Riverside

Join us for refreshments and hear from different speakers about the past, present and future identity of the area.

11.30 Leave from Browns

A short guided walk around Shad Thames, taking in historical buildings as well as current and future developments.

12.30 Visit to Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames

Drop in to see Scents of Shad Thames.: Exploring history through the senses, a multi-sensory exhibition which includes discovering Shad Thames through virtual reality and other unexpected ways.


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