....Places to go, places to eat and other stuff loosely-linked to London living...
Saturday, 5 October 2019
The Thames Barrier, East London
First operational in 1982, the Thames Barrier spans 520 metres across the River Thames near Woolwich, and protects 125 square kilometres of central London from flooding caused by tidal surges. It has 10 steel gates, each weighing 3,300 tonnes, that can be raised as high as a five-storey building.