Barrier Gardens Pier & the Thames Flood Barrier
About Barrier Gardens Pier
Barrier Gardens Pier is located on the South shore of the River Thames in Woolwich, just below the Thames Flood Barrier. The pier is a short walk from the Thames Barrier & the Thames Barrier Visitor Centre.
Barrier Gardens Pier, Unity Way, London, SE18 5NJ
Barrier Gardens Pier
Near Barrier Gardens Pier
The Thames Flood Barrier is one of the largest movable flood defences in the world. Since its completion in 1986 the barrier has been closed 182 times (accurate as of February 2018). 95 of these closures were to protect against tidal flooding & 87 closures were to protect against tidal/fluvial flooding.
The Thames Barrier Information Centre is an exhibition demonstrating how the barrier was designed, built & operates. The Information Centre has recently re-opened following an extensive refurbishment. The refurbishment included improved outdoor seating & an additional conference room for groups.
Thames River Services operate daily sightseeing tours between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier (for Tower of London) & Greenwich Pier. During the summer months Thames River Services operate the only river tours through the Thames Flood barrier, departing Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier & Greenwich Pier five times a day.
Pre-booked groups can be dropped off or collected from Barrier Gardens Pier during the summer months. Boats cruise regularly between Westminster Pier, St. Katharine Pier, Greenwich Pier & the Thames Flood Barrier.