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As part of this year's London Festival of Architecture (LFA) we are hosting a river cruise along the Thames, identifying some of the most recent and notable landmarks along this famous stretch of water.

The cruise will culminate in a lively discussion at Battersea, where key figures from the worlds of architecture, design and urbanism - including Ian Simpson - will discuss how the river has shaped the identity of London.

This event has been made possible with the generous support of MBNA Thames Clippers and Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC).

Event details

The cruise begins at North Greenwich O2 pier, with a second embarkation point at London Bridge Pier, and ends at the Village Hall, Circus West, by Battersea Power Station.

Date: Friday, June 29, 2018

Time: 17:30-20:30

Tickets: £15 - includes boat trip, panel event and refreshments. Book your tickets via Eventbrite.

17.45 Embarkation at Greenwich North pier
18:00 Departure
TBC Second pick up at London Bridge City Pier
19:00 Arrival at Battersea Power Station, disembark
19:00 Drinks at The Village Hall, Circus West
19:20 Panel discussion begins
20:30 Event ends


Boat Trip
Introduced by Sean Collins, CEO of MBNA Thames Clippers
Narrated by Benedict O’Looney from Open City Tours
With contributions from Ian Simpson, SimpsonHaugh

Scott Grant, Project Director, BPSDC (Introduction)
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (Moderator)
Ian Simpson, Co-Founding Partner, SimpsonHaugh
Sebastien Ricard, Director, Wilkinson Eyre
Sarah Gaventa, Director, Illuminated River Foundation
Victoria Wägner, Project Director, Publica

Panel event venue: The Village Hall Circus West, Battersea Power Station Development, 88 Kirtling Street, London SW8 5BN

Photo: © MBNA Thames Clippers