Architecture on the Thames East with guest speaker - Saturday 15 June 2024 midday - Indoor seating ticket

Architecture on the Thames East with guest speaker - Saturday 15 June 2024 midday - Indoor seating ticket

Regular price £35.50
Tax included.


London’s future is in the east where some of the world’s most famous architects are transforming this historic industrial landscape into a place to live and work.

Departing from Greenwich the tour will see Benedict O'Looney — Open City’s specialist Architecture on the Thames guide — share the microphone with Petra Cox. Petra has been delivering talks, tours, and workshops at Joseph Bazalgette’s remarkable Victorian Grade I listed Crossness Pumping Station since 2016. With a keen interest in the pivotal role sanitation has played in the health of Londoners and the city's development, Petra will explore the past, present, and future of London's sewage infrastructure, including the 85-year history of the Crossness site and the ongoing Tideway 'supersewer' project.

A dramatically different landscape to that of central London Thames embankments, the tour will take in landmarks including Richard Rogers’ Dome, the vast Tate and Lyle Sugar Refinery in Silvertown, the Thames Barrier, Thamesmead and Ford Dagenham. 

This unique riverside tour offers a fresh perspective on London’s emerging and established skyline and is led by our specialist guide Benedict O'Looney. Benedict's in-depth knowledge – founded on his work as a practicing architect based in Peckham and a teacher at the prestigious Architectural Association – guarantees deep insight and thoughtful commentary. 

Departing and returning to Greenwich Pier, Cutty Sark Gardens, SE10 9HT. Duration 3 hours approx. Regretfully no children under 7. 

Drinks and light snacks are available for purchase. 

Enter code GROUP-BOAT at the shop page checkout for 15% discount on purchase of 3 tickets or more. 

Tickets are non-refundable and tours go ahead rain or shine.

* Please check for any planned transport engineering works, planned strike action or large scale events that may affect your journey before making your ticket purchase *

If you find you can no longer make the tour for any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go and enjoy the tour in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled you will be issued with a credit note (with no expiry date) that you can use to 

- book onto a rescheduled date
- book onto any other tour from our programme 

or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at with any queries.

Please select solidarity pricing to help Open City offer the concessionary tickets rate for student and jobseekers.

Our concession pricing (£9.50 for walking tours / £19.50 for boat tours) is available for students and jobseekers only.