Flexible cancellation available. Cancel without charge up until 3pm the day before arrival. Read our cancellation policy.

Flexible cancellation available. Read policy.

Close
Close

Book Direct on our website for exclusive benefits

  1. Enjoy offers you won't find elsewhere
  2. Best room rates and terms
  3. Priority room allocation
More than 5 rooms? Enquire here. *from 12noon daily
Error

There was an issue submitting the form.

Please ensure all fields are filled in correctly, or try changing your parameters.

If this issue persists, please try booking by clicking here.

close icon
Villareal lights London

Villareal lights London

London, it's often said, is a series of villages connected through a cosy proximity. With each village comes a culture and a pulse specific to it, but there’s a unifying thread running through London – the River Thames. Lately some have come to consider its potential as a canvas for artistic expression.

Enter internationally acclaimed American artist Leo Villareal, whose team recently won the pitch for the ‘Illuminated River’ project, a unified artwork conceived to light central London’s bridges along the River Thames. Coined as an “art and architecture commission of unprecedented scale”, Villareal is himself a trained sculptor and also the creator of major light installations and public projects across the globe. His work can be found at MoMA in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and has previously been exhibited at the Hayward Gallery.

Recently green lit by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, ‘Illuminated River’ sees Villareal collaborate with renowned British architects and urban planners, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and curators Future/Pace. The full list of partners is Atelier Ten, Beckett Rankine, Bradley Hemmings, Core Five, Futurecity, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Montagu Evans, Pentagram and Price & Myers. The City of London is home to some of the most iconic and scenic bridges in the UK, and this initiative seeks to bind connected boroughs and neighbourhoods through an engaging and thought provoking method.

Launching in 2018 the bridges will serve as the perfect canvas for the delicate, softly changing light installation, which seeks to not only celebrate, but also to reveal each bridges unique architectural quality, heritage and innate beauty. 

illuminatedriver.london

Image courtesy of Leo Villareal, LDS Architects and Future\Pace

Villareal lights London

Further Reading

Read all >
24th April, 2024

Free breakfast and 10% off stays this bank holiday

Feeling spontaneous? Enjoy free breakfast and 10% off your stay!

Read on >
11th April, 2024

SUMMER OFFER

Enjoy 10% off stays and rejuvenating Pelegrims skincare this summer at The Pilgrm

Read on >
29th February, 2024

SPRING OFFER

Finally winter is slowly lifting! Get ready for your spring trip with 10% off stays and a free Il Diciotto spritz.

Read on >
26th February, 2024

Women in Wine this International Women's Day

Join us for an evening celebrating the female trailblazers in the world of wine for IWD'24

Read on >
19th January, 2024

Get Comfy - Stay Longer for Extra Treats

Book a stay for 3 nights or more including a Sunday and we'll give you £50 to spend on food and drinks!

Read on >
4th January, 2024

What to do in London in 2024

2024 is upon. it' time to make some plans and enjoy the capital in all it's glory.

Read on >

Hello lovely guests, friends and neighbours

Enjoy 10% off your stay and a free spritz!

Click here to find out more
close icon

Subscribe

Sign up to The Pilgrm for good news, edits and invitations to the things we love to share and enjoy.

close icon

The Pilgrm uses cookies

Cookies are necessary for the site to function properly.
We use cookies to track traffic and to optimize our website.

Ok by me!