The River Thames is the life blood of London, but while it is a vital part of our physical and economical survival, it can also be a bit of a pain trying to get to the other side. Or it least it would be if we didn't have so many bridges. These pathways help commuters travel the capital by car, bus, bike, and indeed, just plain good old fashion walking. The most iconic of all is indisputably Tower Bridge, which this year celebrates its hundredth and twentieth anniversary.
To mark the event, The Museum of London Docklands has opened its largest art exhibition yet. No brownie points for guessing the name. Bridge showcases contemporary and historical artworks alongside photography, film, maquettes, in order to consider the significance bridges have on the capital's landscape.
As well as a display of our current bridges, such as Blackfriars, Westminster, and the Millennium Bride, you will also learn about the latest 'Garden Bridge' proposal.
The exhibition runs until 2nd November, and key works include London (Ewan Gibbs, 2007), Waterloo Bridge from Blackfriars (Christopher Nevinson, 1927), Tower Bridge (Christina Broom, 1910), Old Westminster Bridge (James Abbott McNeill Whistler, 1859), and Film Still (Suki Chan, 2011).
There will be a number of related activities for both adults and children: