The Dark Waters Project

Dark Waters is an audio-based exhibition about the Thames, and RIBA London has commissioned a unique Dark Waters Ordnance Survey Map for the exhibition.

The Dark Waters Map

Interactive map zoom tool

To view the dark waters map, you will need the flash plugin

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To zoom in and out, select the "+" and "-" buttons on the map. The map is draggable, and the top-left panel shows which piece of the complete map you are viewing. View a larger version of this map.

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The Dark Waters Project Group

For more information about Dark Waters maps of London's buried tributaries, original written content, interviews with Thames people or for news of future projects or to discuss collaborations contact:


RIBA London

The Royal Institute of British Architects is the UK body for architecture and the architectural profession, providing support for members worldwide and helping the public to learn more about the built environment.

RIBA London is the largest region of the RIBA, representing its 12,500 members within the capital city. Working with a wide range of organisations at both community and government level, we demonstrate the benefits of good architecture and encourage policymakers and clients to improve design quality within London. We promote excellence and encourage innovation through our RIBA Awards programme (which culminates in the RIBA Stirling Prize), competitions, events and exhibitions such as our contribution to the London Festival of Architecture, Dark Waters.

RIBA London
66 Portland Place
Tel: 020 7307 3681

RIBA London's activities are supported by our Partnership Programme.

Major Partners
Ordnance Survey
Design for London
Hill McGlynn

ARRK Rapid Architectural Modelling
The Building Centre
Ibstock Brick Ltd
Silver Fleet
Sir John Soane's Museum

The London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture (20 June - 20 July) is the biggest event of its kind in the world. It involves all the major players in London's environment including the Mayor, Design for London, cultural institutions, local authorities and major developers, not to mention some of the world's leading architects and designers. The buzz of activity will move across five geographic Hubs over the festival month, with exhibitions, cycle tours, walks, talks, performances, installations and interventions, boat trips and large scale street animations all encouraging visitors to Take a Fresh Look at London.

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