Behind London’s Wall of Steel: Designing the Thames Barrier

The large, stainless steel ‘hoods’ on each pier of the Thames barrier are what make this London landmark so instantly recognisable to both tourists and locals alike. But while people may find it easy to recognise, they might not necessarily understand how it works. Read More >>

Thames Barrier Saved Huge Chunks of London From Wet Carpet Misery Last Week

The rare tidal surge that caused so much damage to many coastal areas late last week was kept at bay by the Thames Barrier, with the Environment Agency releasing this image to show how London would've been soaked had the flood defences not been put in place. Read More >>