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Thames Barrier Information Centre, London

Explore the Thames Barrier Information Centre on your university or college trip to London.

The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. Visit the Thames Barrier Information Centre to find out about the past, present and future of this imposing structure and its vital function in preventing flooding in London.

The Environment Agency runs and maintains the barrier, as well as London’s other flood defences. During this fascinating visit, an informative assistant will give your group a guided tour of the Information Centre, delivering a talk on topics such as how the barrier works, the history of the River Thames and the risk of flooding in London, as well as the environment and wildlife of the river.

When visiting on a Monday to Wednesday, there will be exclusive use of the conference room with refreshments and cakes is also available.