|Looking for: ||Heritage, Museums / Galleries|
|Address: ||Thames Barrier Info and Learning Centre
1 Unity Way
|Postcode: ||SE18 5NJ|
|Age Group: ||All Ages|
|Kids Activity: ||Indoors and Outdoors|
|Telephone: ||020 8305 4188|
|Website: ||Click Here|
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
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.
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
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)