The Thames Barrier is one of the largest moveable flood barriers in the world. It protects over 45 square miles of London and protects over 375,000 properties, 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 view this amazing structure and find out how it was designed and built and how it works.
If your group would like to learn even more about the Thames Barrier, then we recommend booking a Group Talk. One of our Information Assistants will guide you through the centre, and give a talk about the River Thames and the Thames Barrier.
Our café overlooks the Barrier so you can enjoy the view and the hot and cold snacks and lunches we have on offer. We have onsite parking and coaches park for free with any groups visiting the Information Centre.
Please telephone or visit our website for opening times.