Panorama of the Thames Launches Next Week

Website offers visual record of our river over two centuries

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The Panorama of the Thames is about to offer Londoners a unique visual record of the great river in 1829 and 2014. 

You will be able to connect, scroll and click to discover fascinating historical and cultural insights in stunning panoramic detail.  

The project's website, www.panoramaofthethames.com will go live on September 22 as part of Totally Thames Month.

The Panorama of the Thames project is creating a unique visual record of the Thames through London using long moving images of the river’s banks, showing them as never seen before, with insights and history available at a click on every interesting feature.

Not only will a digital restoration of an 1829 depiction of the tidal river take you along the Georgian Thames from Richmond to Westminster and from Twickenham to Lambeth, but contemporary panoramic images showing the river as it is today will also take you as far as Tower Bridge.

Choose the era you want and journey along London’s great river, fact-finding as you go.  

This novel way of exploring the Thames and discovering the profound social and environmental changes that have shaped it across more than two centuries, will appeal to every age group. This unique resource will allow people all over the world to learn about the Thames. You can see many historic houses and new developments, the industrial works and contemporary offices, the old wharves and new piers, the churches, gardens and pubs, all then and now.  

The project is the work of award-winning visual effects director John Inglis, with text researched and collated by Jill Sanders. They live midstream of the Thames itself, on one of the several inhabited islands in Greater London.

September 19, 2014