Friday 6th September - Sunday 15th September 2013
Between Tower Bridge and Westminster Bridge
The Thames Festival promises to be one of the most spectacular London events of the year, returning to the capital with a huge series of events, activities, festivities and entertainment. Join the party in September and celebrate the cultural diversity of London in grand style.
Back for 2013
First launched in 1997 with a high wire walk across the Thames, the Mayor’s Thames Festival has grown to become London’s biggest free outdoor arts festival and a highlight event on the London calendar. Londoners of all ages will be out to enjoy free entertainment in a lively, festival atmosphere and can experience a host of art, music and educational activities on offer.
Join the party
Over half a million people are expected to attend the festival this year for 10 days of live music, live performances and cultural events. Taking place between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge, the festival is at the heart of London, open to all at the end of the summer. This year's festival has increased the fun from a two day event to 10 day extravaganza, so you can expect a bigger and even better show than ever before.
Great River Race at Thames Festival
27 Sep 2014
Head down to the banks of the famous London River and watch the Great River Race at Thames Festival, where hundreds of competitors will battle it out for water based supremacy.
Great River Race
At Thames Festival, Londoners can expect to lay witness to a multitude of exciting events that will keep everyone happy, whether young or old. However, the Great River Race at Thames Festival will argu...
Butlers Wharf Blackout London
06 Sep 2013 - 15 Sep 2013
Get in on the action at the Thames festival this year with the Butlers Wharf Blackout London event. For ten days over the festival duration, London diners will be able to enjoy meals overlooking the Thames and free from artificial light pollution.
Dinner in the dark
The iconic riverside restaurants dimming their lights for the event include Le Pont de La Tour, Cantina del Ponte, Blueprint Café...
Ships Opera at Thames Festival
14 Sep 2013
Head to the Ships Opera at Thames Festival event as an armada of classic ships from generations gone by cruise down the big river in emphatic style.
At Thames Festival you can expect to be taken aback by a number of events going on, however, these classic ships floating through central London may well be the highlight of the entire affair. Ships from the age of sail, steam and die...
Deluxe River Cruise by Doug Fishbone
14 Sep 2013 - 15 Sep 2013
Go on a tour of the River Thames with a difference this September with the Deluxe River Cruise by Doug Fishbone. Taking place as part of the brand new ten day Thames festival, this event promises to take visitors on a totally unique tour of the cities most famous attractions, accompanied by a hilarious commentary from the American artist.
The acclaimed host taking you on this tou...
St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival
07 Sep 2013 - 15 Sep 2013
Head to the Thames for the St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival, a wonderful river parade taking place as part of the 2013 Thames Festival. The stunning boat display sees over 40 historic vessels at the central marina, adorned with bunting and flags especially for the occasion, as well as for the public to admire.
Close to history
Now in its sixth year, the St Katharine Docks Classic Boat ...