Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre - Woolwich

Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre - Woolwich
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Address: Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre
1 Unity Way
Greater London
Postcode: SE18 5NJ
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: 020 8305 4188
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Attraction Information:
The Thames Barrier is one of the largest moveable flood barriers in the world. It protects 125 square kilometres of central London. That’s 1.25 million people, historic buildings including the Houses of Parliament, offices, power supplies, tube lines and hospitals to name a few.


The Environment Agency maintains and operates the Barrier as well as the capital’s other flood defences. These defences include floodgates like the Barking Barrier, and raised river banks.

The Barrier is also one of London’s most striking and famous landmarks. With its distinctive stainless steel piers it spans 520 metres across the River Thames
Visit the Thames Barrier Information Centre, based next to the Thames Barrier in Woolwich, to view this amazing structure.

At the Information Centre you can learn about the history and environment of the River Thames and find out how the Thames Barrier was designed and built and how it works.

Overlooking the Thames, with spectacular views of the Barrier, our Café offers a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and lunches. There is also an outside picnic area and children's play area.

There is a pay and display car park on site and free coach parking.

Summer: 10.30am to 4.30pm (last admission at 4pm)
Winter: 11am to 3.30pm (last admission at 3pm)