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Thames Barrier Information Centre, London

Thames Barrier Information Centre - London, United Kingdom
Thames Barrier Information Centre
Unity Way, London, United Kingdom SE18 5NJMap
Woolwich
+44 20 8305 4188
Neighborhood: Greater London/ Further Afield
Overview

This construction is an essential defense against the natural disaster of flooding. It has been used more than twenty times since it first came into existence. A model of the barrier is in the Visitor Centre, as is much information pertaining to the purpose of the barrier, how it works and how it was built. The futuristic barriers bear an uncanny resemblance to a fragmented Sydney Opera House. Once a year in autumn, the barrier is tested, allowing you to see the steel gates raised at high tide. Hours vary seasonally. Call for information.

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Thames Barrier Information Centre General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 04:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
  • Nearest Train: Charlton BR
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