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Thames Barrier
1 Unit Way, London SE18 5NJ Route Planner
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Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 10.30am-4.30pm; Oct-Mar: 11am-3.30pm

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Situated in Woolwich to the east of Greenwich, the Thames barrier was built between 1972 and 1982 in order to protect London from flooding - the city stands on a bed of clay which is gradually sinking by around 30cm every century.

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