Frost Fairs on the River 28th Nov

Tuesday, 28 November, 7:30pm

The Thames froze solid at least seven times between 1309 and 1813, and the ice was thick enough to support a full-blown fair. Hazel Forsyth of the Museum of London presents the history and paintings of these ‘Frost Fairs’ and describes the final Frost Fair of 1814 when an elephant was led across the ice by Blackfriars Bridge.

Attend the talk

All Talks by the Thames take place at The Pier House. £3.00 per person for non members, FREE to all members. Thinking about becoming a member?

You can turn up on the day and pay without booking.

Chiswick Pier Trust
The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, London, W4 2UG

Tel: 020 8742 2713
Email: trust@chiswickpier.org.uk
Download transport connections and map.

Christmas Lights Cruise 12th Dec

Tuesday, 12 December, 7:30pm

Come and see the Christmas lights from the river on our Christmas Cruise on 12th December. After a welcome drink of a glass of Prosecco, there will be a choice from two main courses and two puddings, all for £45 per head. We will be sailing from Chiswick Pier at 7.30pm.

Menu

Main course
Topside of Beef Wellington with mustard mash & glazed carrots

Or

Parma ham wrapped chicken breast with chestnut and pancetta stuffing, served with roasted garlic mash and wilted spinach

Dessert

Three tier chocolate mousse

Or

Lemon posset with shortbread and fresh berries

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Chiswick Pier Trust
The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, London, W4 2UG

Tel: 020 8742 2713
Email: trust@chiswickpier.org.uk
Download transport connections and map.

Unbuilt London 30th Jan

The dreams and schemes that didn’t get past the planners

Tuesday, 30 January, 7:30pm

Author Matt Brown takes us through the mad masterplans and barmy blueprints of the bridges and buildings that were almost built along the Thames. From a stone pyramid in Trafalgar Square, to a floating lido on the river, and a glass bridge at Vauxhall complete with ice-rink, Matt offers an alternative vision of the London that could have been.

Attend the talk

All Talks by the Thames take place at The Pier House. £3.00 per person for non members, FREE to all members. Thinking about becoming a member?

You can turn up on the day and pay without booking.

Chiswick Pier Trust
The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, London, W4 2UG

Tel: 020 8742 2713
Email: trust@chiswickpier.org.uk
Download transport connections and map.

London’s Bridges 27th Feb

Why, where and who?

Tuesday, 27 February, 7:30pm

The bridges of the Thames stitch the North and South together and form the architectural backbone of our Capital. Author Chris Brown tells us the story of why and how the bridges were built where they were, the impact they had on local neighbourhoods, and the incidents that have occurred on them. For example, how did a hairdresser save Hammersmith Bridge? Who was assassinated on Waterloo Bridge? And which poet saved Albert Bridge?

Attend the talk

All Talks by the Thames take place at The Pier House. £3.00 per person for non members, FREE to all members. Thinking about becoming a member?

You can turn up on the day and pay without booking.

Chiswick Pier Trust
The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, London, W4 2UG

Tel: 020 8742 2713
Email: trust@chiswickpier.org.uk
Download transport connections and map.

A Trip to the Foreshore 27th Mar

Tuesday, 27 March, 7:30pm

Peer into the depths of the Thames and you will discover that it is teaming with fascinating wildlife. Zoologist Brenna Boyle of ‘Wild Capital’, takes us for a virtual trip to the foreshore and show us the wildlife we can encounter right on our doorstep. From molluscs and crustaceans, to some very surprising species of fish and mammal!

Attend the talk

All Talks by the Thames take place at The Pier House. £3.00 per person for non members, FREE to all members. Thinking about becoming a member?

You can turn up on the day and pay without booking.

Chiswick Pier Trust
The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, London, W4 2UG

Tel: 020 8742 2713
Email: trust@chiswickpier.org.uk
Download transport connections and map.