Art & Design
Art and ideas abound on every turn at Greenwich Peninsula, from the hotly-anticipated new neighbourhood, Design District, to free exhibitions at the renowned, NOW Gallery. Delve beyond Peninsula Square, and you’ll be rewarded with The Tide, a linear walkway that connects to the Riverside path, which will guide you on an inspirational sculpture trail taking in artworks by Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst and Morag Myerscough.
Things to see and do
The Mermaid - Damien Hirst
One of five public pieces from former Peninsula resident, Damien Hirst. Located at the heart of The Tide overlooking the river.
Siblings - Morag Myerscough
Morag Myerscough of Studio Myerscough has brought her signature splash of colour to The Tide
Seafood Disco - Studio Morison
A 27m, 60 seater picnic bench in the shape of a smile situated along The Tide
Head in the Wind - Allen Jones
A site-specific art piece by pop-artist, Allen Jones. Designed to be viewed from above and below.
Hydra and Kali - Damien Hirst
From Damien Hirst's 'Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable' features the Hindu goddess, Kali fighting a giant Hydra
33 - Studio Weave in collaboration with HATO
33 is a three-storey decorative folly by Studio Weave in collaboration with HATO, laced with themes about home. Climb the sculpture and enjoy 360° views of the Peninsula, from Central Park to the O2.
A Pinch In Time — Fleafolly Architects
Millennium Way’s visual extravaganza uses more than 1,200 digitally-printed ceramic tiles.
A Bullet From A Shooting Star - Alex Chinneck
An upside-down electricity pylon is a surrealist spectacle on the South Bank. It's also part of The Line, London's first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk.
The Optic Cloak - Conrad Shawcross
The mechanical sculptor reimagines an industrial flue as a shimmering mirage.
Liberty Grip - Gary Hume
An abstract human form, cast in bronze, right on the bank of the river. It's also part of The Line.
The Diver - Damien Hirst
The Diver is a large-scale bronze sculpture by the British artist Damien Hirst. The two female figures appear like characters from ancient mythology, yet are damaged and covered in corals, having been submerged in the sea for a long time.
Quantum Cloud - Antony Gormley
The Angel of the North creator’s tallest piece to date invites pause and reflection as part of The Line, London's first dedicated modern and contemporary art walk.
Slice of Reality - Richard Wilson
Part of The Line, the exposed living quarters of a dissected sand dredger is an arresting sight.
Itchy Feet? Take them for a wander
Discover your perfect afternoon with our suggested itineraries. Whether you're an art lover or a foodie, we've got one for you.
Tribe and Tribulation - Serge Attukwei Clottey
The art of Serge Attukwei Clottey primarily employs found materials from the artist's hometown in Accra, Ghana in order to create a dialogue with the city's cultural history and identity.
DEMON WITH BOWL
Standing at just over eighteen metres, this monumental figure is a copy of a smaller bronze recovered from the wreckage.
The River in Version - Marwan Kaabour
Celebrating the rich global identity of the Peninsula’s communities, A River in Verse is a lyrical and poetic mirror of the river Thames transforming The Tide’s glass facades into a fluid space of endless iterations.
'Poured Staircase' - Ian Davenport
As part of an ongoing exploration of colour, Ian Davenport has reimagined the entrance of The Tide by creating an immersive river of colour that cascades down staircase in parallel stripes.
Rangoli Mirrored Cosmos - Murugiah
Greenwich Peninsula has collaborated with graphic artist Murugiah as part of London Design Festival in celebration of Diwali, the festival of light.
CONRAD SHAWCROSS, ARTIST
One of the paradoxes about [camouflage] is that on one level it’s very arresting, while on another it disappears.