Tourist Information UK

Thames Barrier Visitor Centre, London

The Thames Barrier is a flood defence located on the Thames river in London.

The biggest threat of flooding to London comes from high tides moving up from the sea, usually after a storm surge. The barriers are maintained and operated by the Environment agency who have a visitor centre which explains how the barriers work, how they were constructed and the future of flooding in London.

The centre has great views of the barriers as well as a cafe and play area for children.

Opening Times

Open seven days a week but sometimes closed to private functions. Also closed over the Christmas and New Year period.

Visit website for more information

Ticket Prices

Adults - £2.00
Seniors - £1.50
Children - £1.00

Visit website for more information

Disabled Facilities

Visit website for more information

More Information

Telephone: 020 8305 4188

Visit website for more information

Click a thumbnail image to view a large photo.

Location Map

Find out how to get to Thames Barrier Visitor Centre with directions and maps from Google.
Thames Barrier Information and Learning Centre
1 Unity Way

Hotels & Accommodation

Ramada Hotel and Suites London Docklands Ramada Hotel and Suites London Docklands
London, E16 1RH
Distance: 0.9 miles
Ibis London Docklands - ExCeL Ibis London Docklands - ExCeL
London, E16 1SL
Distance: 0.9 miles
Crowne Plaza London - Docklands Crowne Plaza London - Docklands
London, E16 1AL
Distance: 1.1 miles

Nearest Attractions

02 Arena - Millenium Dome 02 Arena - Millenium Dome
The O2 London
Distance: 1.3 miles
Cutty Sark Cutty Sark
The Cutty Sark Trust 2 Greenwich Church Street Greenwich London
Distance: 2.3 miles
National Maritime Museum National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum Greenwich LONDON
Distance: 2.4 miles
Royal Observatory Royal Observatory
Greenwich Park Greenwich London
Distance: 2.1 miles
The Old Royal Naval College
2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London
Distance: 2.1 miles

Top Attractions

Harrods Harrods
87 - 135 Brompton Road Knightsbridge London
Distance: 8.8 miles
The Globe Theatre The Globe Theatre
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London
Distance: 5.9 miles
British Library British Library
The British Library St Pancras 96 Euston Road London
Distance: 7.6 miles
Ruthin Denbigh North Wales
Distance: 178.4 miles
Camden Market Camden Market
Camden Town
Distance: 8.6 miles