You may have noticed a dramatic change to the London Bridge riverscape during these short nights of July.
On the evening of 17 July, four of the Thames’s most famous bridges – including London Bridge – were transformed with the launch of the first phase of Illuminated River – an ambitious new art commission for London that will eventually see up to 15 bridges lit along the Thames.
Conceived by internationally-acclaimed American artist Leo Villareal, and British architectural practice Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, The artwork celebrates the architecture and heritage of London’s historic bridges, and will encourage more people to enjoy the river and the riverside at night
Four bridges – London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium – are now lit up in unison, with sequenced LED patterns subtly unfolding across each unique structure.
The new artwork will be in place for at least 10 years.
For more go to illuminatedriver.london