Lighting up the River Thames

Illuminated River is an ambitious, new public art commission using energy efficient LEDs which will transform London at night, lighting up to 15 bridges on the River Thames. Once complete, it will be the longest public art project in the world.

On 18th July, the first phase of the Illuminated River installation was switched on and can now be seen across London Bridge, Cannon Street Railway Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Millenium Bridge. During its 10 year lifespan, it will be seen over 130 million times each year.

Conceived by internationally-acclaimed artist Leo Villareal and British architectural practice Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, and delivered by the Illuminated River Foundation, the artwork encourages people to enjoy the river and riverside at night.

For more information on the project, its creators, and for stunning images go to: Illuminated River


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