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Fantastic Feats: the building of London

​31 May - 1 December 2019

Scale the heights of imagination and celebrate towering triumphs of architecture, invention and engineering with Fantastic Feats: the building of London.

This six-month long season of street theatre and circus, art, music, exhibitions, walks and tours is inspired by several important historical anniversaries, including the 200th birthdays of Sir Joseph Bazalgette (inventor of London’s sewer system) and Sir Horace Jones (architect and designer of Tower Bridge), 125 years since the completion of Tower Bridge and 150 years since Blackfriars Bridge and Holborn Viaduct opened.

Watch the trailer, sign up to email updates and download the events guide (3MB) to find out more.

Fantastic Feats: the building of London is kindly sponsored by Cheapside Business Alliance.

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    performers pulling the mast of a ship in outdoor theatre company
    Moby Dick: the construction of an obsession

    22 Jun - An outdoor spectacular bringing this classic novel to life.

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    Volo: dreams of flight

    18 - 22 Jun - Four exhilarating virtual reality swings in locations across the City.

  • Guildhall Art Gallery
    architecture of london
    Architecture of London

    31 May - 1 Dec - See London's changing skyline through the eyes of artists.

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    a view of london's tower bridge
    Fantastic Feats at Tower Bridge

    A series of events celebrating the 125th anniversary of this iconic London landmark.

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    performers swinging on poles

    25 July Does the wild still shape our behaviour? A daring circus-dance performance by Motionhouse.

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    person in a tower made from cardboard
    The People's Tower

    15 - 21 Jul - Create a 20m-high cardboard tower and then tear it all down in this enjoyable event for all the family.

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    bodies in urban spaces
    May and June Events

    A comprehensive listing of all Fantastic Feats events happening in May and June.

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    city beerfest
    July Events

    A comprehensive listing of all Fantastic Feats events happening in July.

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    artists impression of what Illuminated River will look like
    Ongoing Events

    Listings of events happening over more than one month of the Fantastic Feats programme.