Thames Barrier Experience: Admission For Two (£6) or a Family (£9)

  • 30-year anniversary of the Thames Barrier
  • Learn about the construction and workings of the barrier
  • Under 5s go free with Children's play area available too
  • 10% discount on food and drink at the View Cafe
  • No booking required, valid Thursday to Sunday
  • Also valid for 30 year anniversary event 8-11 May
  • Also on 8 May at 1.20pm-3.50pm watch the test closure of the Thames Barrier
Fine Print
Validity: Expires 13 Jul 2014.
Purchase: Limit 1 per 2 people or family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) . May buy 10 additional as gifts.
Booking: No booking required. Phone 02083054188 to check availability/busy periods prior to desired arrival date. Must present Groupon on arrival.
Restrictions: Valid Thu-Sun 10.30am-5pm. Last admission 4.30pm. Entry may be subject to queuing during busy periods. Must be 18 or older to purchase. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult. Under 5s go free but must be accompanied by an adult. No access on Thames Barrier structure. Valid on option purchased only.
Original values: Verified using 3rd party website on 9 Apr 2014.
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The Centre

The Thames Barrier was officially opened by her Majesty the Queen on the 8th May 1984. Following the floods in 1953 that killed over 300 people, it was concluded that there was a need to design a rising sector gate structure that would span the Thames at Woolwich reach to prevent London from flooding. Since becoming operational, the Thames Barrier has closed over 170 times to prevent London from flooding. Visitors to the information centre can learn about the construction and function of the barrier, with a play area for the little ones, and riverside walks taking in views of the barrier and London landmarks. From 8 to 11 May, there will be a special event for the Thames Barrier's 30th anniversary, with additional displays and a 1980's theme. The onsite View Cafe with outdoor and indoor seating offers customers can benefit from 10% off food and drink and a pay and display car park, allows all day parking for £1.50.

Choose from the following options for Thames Barrier Information Centre admission:

  • £6 for two adults

  • £9 for a family of four


Average rating: 3.5 stars

Reviewers on TripAdvisor awarded the attraction a grand 3.5/5 rating, highlighting the views, knowledgeable staff and interesting exhibition as particularly good.

Details verified 9 April 2014

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Thames Barrier
 Thames Barrier Information & Learning Centre 1 Unity Way London SE18 5NJ
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