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Architecture on the Thames Central Boat Tour with Simpson Haugh

28 September 12:00 - 14:45
Organized by: Open House London Architecture Tours
Departing and returning to Crown Pier

This afternoon tour along the River Thames surveys the landmark architecture of central London’s embankments and the skyline beyond with a special focus on the work of Simpson Haugh Architects, one of the few British firms to master the art of designing tall buildings.


We’re lucky to have one half of the firm’s founding team, Ian Simpson join the tour this time. He will speak alongside regular guide Benedict O'Looney - a practicing architect and a teacher at the prestigious Architectural Association - guarantees deep insight and thoughtful commentary on all aspects of London’s architecture. 


Ian Simpson and Rachel Haugh founded their practice over thirty years ago in Manchester. Now with studios in both London and Manchester, their work is centred on a belief that innovative architectural thought has the power to shape and transform our cities. Today they will focus on key Thame-side projects Circus West Village, a sustainable and mixed use place as part of Battersea Station Phase 1 and One Blackfriars, a shimmering façade and new public plaza creating a new gateway to the historic borough of Southwark. 


GROUP DISCOUNT CODE: Enter GROUP at the checkout on purchases of 3 or more tickets to receive a 15% discount 


Departing and returning to Crown Pier, Victoria Embankment EC4Y. Duration 2.45hrs approx. Regretfully no children under 7. Booked only for capacity for the inside covered deck in case of rain. 


General ticket here

Tickets with pre-order Aperol Spritz here