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Illuminated River

illuminated river thames in london
  • From summer 2019
  • Bridges will be lit every evening at dusk
  • FREE
  • London Bridge, Cannon Street Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Millennium Bridge

Illuminated River is an unprecedented scheme to light up to 15 central London bridges, led by London architects
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and American light artist Leo Villareal (The ‘Bay Lights’, Bay Bridge, San Francisco). Villareal will use the latest LED technology to ‘paint with light’, unifying the bridges while also revealing their unique architectural and historic identities. The first phase of four bridges will be illuminated this summer.

There will be a programme of public events, full details of which will be published on the Illuminated River website.

Illuminated River Exhibition

  • 31 May - 1 September 2019
  • Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12noon - 4pm
  • Free
  • Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard EC2V 5AE

This exhibition displays architectural drawings and visualisations for the project, alongside Thames paintings chosen by Villareal from the Guildhall Art Gallery’s collection.

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23 April 2019
Last Modified:
20 September 2019