Illuminated River Official Boat Tours
Published on 23rd September 2021
Launched in 2019, the Illuminated River project transformed the capital at night, bathing the bridges that cross the Thames in environmentally-friendly LED light. This year, the project has expanded tremendously. Now Blackfriars, Waterloo, Golden Jubilee, Westminster and Lambeth bridges have joined London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges, which were the initial bridges to undergo vivid night-time transformations. Back in 2019, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ sell-out tours took passengers on a guided cruise beneath the first four bridges to be bathed in light. Two years later, they’re delighted to be launching an expanded tour of the nine bridges which form the world’s longest piece of public art; showcasing the spectacle from the river itself! Join them for an Illuminated River Official Boat Tour, departing Tower Pier at 21:30. You’ll hear from City of London and Westminster Guides as you glide beneath the newly-reborn architectural, social and historical landmarks that have shaped the capital’s history. The first tour takes place on Thursday 2 September and they will run on either Thursdays or Saturdays until Thursday 30 December, with a special tour presented by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (the British architectural practice behind the project) on Friday 24 September. Book here.