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Thames Barrier Information & Learning Centre

1 Unity Way, Woolwich, LONDON, SE18 5NJ

The Thames Barrier is one of the largest movable flood barriers in the world. It protects 125 square kilometres of Central London. That's 1.25 million people, historic buildings including the Houses of Parliament, offices, power supplies, tube lines and hospitals to name a few. Visit the Thames Barrier Information Centre to find out how the Thames Barrier was designed and built and how it works. Also learn more about the history and environment of the River Thames.

Further information

Tel: 020 8305 4188
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£3.75 (ch £2.25, concessions £3.25). Family £10

Opening times

Open all year, Thu-Sun 10.30-5
Average visit 1.5hrs




Dogs not allowed in cafe and information centre

Assist dogs allowed all areas.


Fully accessible. Lift from river pier approach

Thames Barrier Information & Learning Centre


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Turn off A102(M) onto A206, turn onto Eastmoor St and follow signs

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