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Garden Bridge Plans for River Thames

We’re really excited about the prospect of a fantastic new attraction in the heart of London.

The country’s first-ever Garden Bridge will provide a pedestrian crossing that spans the River Thames, providing a link between the South Bank and Temple Station, which is within easy reach of Covent Garden and Soho.

The brainchild of actress Joanna Lumley, the brilliantly green bridge will feature shrubs, trees and wildflowers, benches and intimate walkways. Lumley hopes it will become a peaceful haven where “the only sounds will be birdsong and bees buzzing and the wind in the trees”.

Designed by London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic cauldron designer Thomas Heatherwick, the Garden Bridge is currently in public consultation. It is estimated that construction will begin in 2015 before completion at the end of 2017. Would you visit?