There are more than 200 bridges on the Thames and 35 of them are in London. As well as being practical (y’know, helping us cross the river), they’re now part of a major art project. ‘Illuminated River’ that’s shining a light on the river (literally). All 15 bridges from Tower Bridge to Albert Bridge will be part of it – and you can see the four ones currently lit up and learn more on after-dark kayaking sessions and boat tours.
The River Thames is a whopping 346km long, running from Thames Head in the Cotswolds to the North Sea. It’s home to 200 islands and eyots, 33 bridges and a whole host of wildlife – from seals to dolphins. It’s no surprise, then, that there are secrets to be discovered in its waters and on its banks – particularly in London. From the story of the oldest ferry in the city to why London’s only lighthouse is hosting a 1,000-year gig, read on to learn about the facts, legends, places and people that make the UK’s second-longest river so special.
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