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Architecture on the Thames

  • Sat, May 11, 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Crown Pier, Victoria Embankment EC4Y

Arranged with Open City, London's leading architecture education organisation.
 Join us for this journey on the River Thames which we hope this will be of interest to our business members as well as residents as it is on a Saturday afternoon. Departing from and returning to Crown Pier, Victoria Embankment EC4Y. Duration 2.45 hours approx. Lovely to sit out on deck on a Spring afternoon but lots of space inside in case of inclement weather.   This Open House tour will first take us upstream to Nine Elms, taking in Battersea Power Station, and Foster's Studio. Then cruising downstream, past Michael Hopkins' imposing Portcullis House, iconic Somerset House, and Renzo Piano's hulking Shard. The new vertical towers of the City soar above the lower riverbank architecture creating a dramatic skyline from our unique river perspective.  Led by specialist guide, architect Benedict O'Looney, whose in-depth knowledge guarantees deep insight, thoughtful commentary and humour.  This was such a popular trip when we did it a couple of years ago, this is a second chance to enjoy the amazing river on which we all depend.   Open House Tours are offering a reduced ticket price of £28.40 (20% off normal price of £35.50) per person for our group. 

As there are now very few places left you will need to book directly on line. It’s really not as complicated as it looks here! Go to https://open-city.org.uk/public/open-house-monthly/tours Scroll down to Architecture on The Thames Central Sat May 11 – click on ‘book tickets’ putting in the number you require and clicking on ‘add to cart’. Then view cart, check out and fill in contact details but also look on the right hand side of the page where is says ‘Gift card or discount’. Put in the code MARYLEBONE and click apply. That’s it, done!

If you have any queries please contact lois.german@marylebone.org or phone 020 7487 2706 – and she will email you with directions on how to get there/where to meet. Please let her know anyway, once you have booked, so we know how many will be on the trip.

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