London’s first-ever riverside linear park has arrived on Greenwich Peninsula. From public art installations by exciting artists to landscaped trails for running, walking and meditation, The Tide is open to everyone.
Different by design
At The Tide, you’ll experience the sensation of walking nine metres off the ground through native trees and giant sculptures. Timber-decked bridges lead onto planted ‘stepping-stones' nine metres above the ground. And there are many different platforms to pause, reflect and take in the river. The first of The Tide’s five kilometres has been created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro – co-designers of Manhattan’s High Line in collaboration with Neiheiser Argyros and landscape architects GROSS.MAX. Their vision has come to life as London’s first elevated linear park.
With its distinctive striped pattern emulating the ebb and flow of the Thames tide, The riverfront is the point where water meets land. Open terracing is scattered with grasses, silver birch trees and wildflowers to create a softer, more relaxed place at the water’s edge. Dotted along the way are new cultural curiosities and social hotspots, wooden sun loungers and plenty of space to spend some time in the sunshine.
Along the entire route of The Tide linear park you’ll find audio meditation portals installed by BeBox.
The newly-installed public artworks at The Tide join existing works by the likes of Anthony Gormley and Gary Hume. From huge sculptures to design curiosities, there is plenty to uncover along the route.
Whether you’re walking, running, cycling, meditating or here for a picnic, The Tide is an idyllic place for any Londoner short on space and craving peace of mind. This jaw-dropping setting is a relaxed and natural environment that encourages you to linger, surrounded by pines, silver birch and rippling grasses.
There’ll be a Tide Clubhouse equipped with an exercise studio and showers.
Here, you’re surrounded by laid-back eateries renowned for doing things a little differently.
The sunken garden offers an intimate interlude from the hustle and bustle around you. The waterfront garden unfurls down to the riverside via generous ramps, steps and seated terraces. Natural vegetation and mature trees spring up along the way. Neiheiser Argyros and landscape architects GROSS.MAX have made sure it’s a place where everyone can enjoy time with others or take in peaceful surroundings.
Artists, designers and architects have helped shape London’s new linear park The Tide. Discover more.
Iconic British artist Damien Hirst’s sculptures – Hydra and Kali and Mermaid from ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ – pay homage to the water, with several more to follow.
One of the country’s most distinguished pop artists has installed a strikingly red eight-metre high sculpture. Head in the Wind is designed to be viewed not just from the ground but from above too.
Eelco Hooftman of GROSS.MAX. has created landscaped areas to complement the river. From social hotspots to intimate spaces, The Tide has grasses, silver birch trees and wildflowers along the route.
Under The High Tide, you can seek out a boldly coloured installation by Morag Myerscough. Siblings illuminates The Tide’s arches with her signature super-graphics.
The first of The Tide’s five kilometres has been created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, co-designers of Manhattan’s High Line, and Neiheiser Argyros. When completed, The Tide will be twice the length of the High Line.
Architectural duo, Heather Peak and Ivan Morison, have created The Seafood Disco – London’s longest outdoor picnic table stretching 27 metres along the riverfront.