The Illuminated River project is a unified kinetic light installation across Central London's bridges designed to transform the capital by connecting, celebrating and capturing the spirit of the Thames and its diverse communities.

Incorporating 15 bridges, from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge, once complete it will be the longest public art commission in the world, at 2.5 miles in length, along 4.5 nautical miles of the River Thames.

Based on a single lighting concept, the artwork on each bridge will capture its unique history and identity, and respond to its distinct area of the Thames. Following an international competition, the winning scheme, led by American light artist Leo Villareal (responsible for lighting San Francisco's Bay Bridge) and the London architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, impressed the jury with their exciting kinetic artwork as well as their respect for the natural environment, local inhabitants and the architectural character and history of the bridges.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is supporting the project, and said: “The Illuminated River will give London free art. The project also means that a wasted asset and wasted resource will now be used. The team had thought through how the project is sustainable, how it will be energy efficient and use less energy.”

The Illuminated River Foundation are hosting a series of public drop-in exhibitions, starting in late February and running through March, at which stakeholders, including walkers and communities close to the river.

There's also a survey where you can give your views on the project.