Whitebait Dinner (2)

This year’s Whitebait Dinner was held at Trinity Buoy Wharf, far downriver beyond the baroque magnificence of the Royal Naval College, past the Trafalgar Tavern where the Academy Club first held its whitebait dinners on the first Monday in May, past the curious mixture of new development and old style industrial dereliction on Greenwich Reach, past the Dome and Richard Wilson’s A Slice of Reality, underneath Wilkinson Eyre’s grand cable car, until we docked alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf, with its lighthouse built in 1864 and its mixture of industrial architecture, shipping containers and art installations.

The Dome from the river:-




Richard Wilson’s A Slice of Reality:-


Farshid Moussavi’s new building for Ravensbourne:-


Chris Wilkinson’s balletic pylons:-



And Trinity Buoy Wharf itself:



2 thoughts on “Whitebait Dinner (2)

  1. Leslie Hills says:

    What a glorious evocative idea is a Whitebait Dinner at Trinity Buoy Wharf. A long time ago we used to have a whitebait lunch at the end of the June term in Edinburgh’s Cafe Royal Oyster Bar. It doesn’t have quite the same ring.

  2. pbmum says:

    Absolutely love Trinity Buoy Wharf and the way it has developed over the years. The Longplayer installation in the Lighthouse first drew us there about 15 years ago. In those early days one of the sheds held an installation of Rowland Emmet machines which my children loved. More recently my eldest appeared in a community production of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde in the Chainstore there. It is, of course, now home to an outpost of the Royal Drawing School. Sometimes, for London Open House in September, they run a free speed boat service from North Greenwich to the Wharf which is a perfect opportunity to get in touch with your inner James Bond!

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