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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.

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Ticket Prices

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

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Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 020 8305 4188
Email: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

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Thames Barrier Information and Learning Centre
1 Unity Way
Woolwich
London

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