Exhibition: The Future of the Thames

17 January - 29 February 1996

  • Exhibition Interior

The first in the series of exhibitions to accompany the London in the 21st Century debates featured a selection of key schemes that would affect the future of the Thames and the capital's central metropolitan district.

Theses schemes included plans for a cable car over the Thames from Covent Garden to the Royal Festival Hall, an inhabited bridge with shops, cafes and bars between St. Paul’s and the then in-construction Tate Modern, a temporary home for the Royal Opera House next to Tower Bridge, improvements to Hungerford footbridge, and a range of imaginative landscaping ideas for improving public areas in front of Waterloo Station and along the Thames embankments.

Supported by

British Airways
British Cement Association 
Broadgate Properties
The Crown Estate
English Heritage
Foundation for Sport & the Arts
Gardiner & Theobald
The Goldsmiths’ Company
Linklaters & Paines
Marks & Spencer
Montagu Evans
N M Rothschild & Sons
The Westminster Foundation
The Evening Standard