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Mayor’s Thames Festival 10th – 11th September

Mayor’s Thames Festival 10th – 11th September

Celebrate the River Thames at London’s largest free festival from 12pm to 10pm 10th and 11th September.

From Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge and beyond the banks of the River Thames are transformed for two whole days.

London communities come together for an outdoor weekend of celebration with street dancing, music, arts, food, a night carnival and lots, lots more.

The grand finale on Sunday brings spectacular fireworks which are fired from the centre of the River Thames – one of only 3 London river displays this year.

From Tower Bridge to London Bridge

There are 14 events in zone 4 of the Thames Festival, all within walking distance and with Wapping’s rich local river history our top recommendation and “don’t miss” has to be:

The Thames Revival

Over 50 historic boats start entering St Katharine Docks basin from 11am on Friday 9th with crew dressed in the period costume of their boat.

The revival turns back the clock for the entire weekend and events include a retro style fashion show, sculling race, live music and an outdoor swing dance competition.

At 4pm on Sunday 11th children will race the paper boats they’ve made during the weekend.

All events are free for the Thames Revival, or you can purchase a ticket for £10 to the members enclosure to get additional access to the revival bar, restaurant and members pontoon.

Mayor’s Thames Festival

For more information and the full programme of events all along the river during the weekend of 10th and 11th September visit www.thamesfestival.org.


  • Josephine

    I saw them last year – really good. Watched them standing on a bit of beach on the south bank of the river near to Blackfriars Bridge. By the way, some more great fireworks to watch out for are those put on as part of the Lord Mayor’s Show (12 Nov this year).

  • http://www.paulbrockphotography.co.uk Brock

    I tend to favour Blackfriars Bridge, as not only do you get a good view of the fireworks, but the procession passes along it as well…  Other good viewing on Embankment or Waterloo Bridge.

  • Sona

    Fireworks look amazing and over the river too, does anyone know the best places for viewing?

  • http://www.paulbrockphotography.co.uk Brock

    great Fireworks on the Sunday night….