The annual Mayor’s Thames Festival which marks the end of summer takes place next weekend (11th-12th September) with organisers promising another dynamic range of activities, performances and events.
Highlights of the two day event include the Thames Festival Market featuring 300 arts and crafts stalls plus food and drink from across the globe, a performance of choirs from across the UK at More London’s The Scoop in support of WaterAid, archaelogical walks and sandcastle building on the Thames beach by the Oxo Tower
St Katharine Docks will be hosting a display of beautifully restored classic boats and stylish vintage dress and, as in past years, Southwark Bridge will be closed to traffic on Saturday 11th when it hosts the spectacular Feast on the Bridge celebration of food.
The weekend’s celebrations will come to a close on Sunday evening when over 2,000 dancers, performers and musicians take to the streets for the Night Carnival ahead of a “breathtaking” firework display launched from the middle of the river.
London’s transport chiefs are promoting the festival as an ideal opportunity for Londoners and visitors to the capital to travel by river and are also reminding Oyster card holders that they can benefit from a number of discounts on river services.
Andy Griffiths, Head of London River Services at TfL, commented: “With a range of discounts available and the introduction of clearer passenger information it has never been easier to make the most of the world famous Thames.”
For more information about the festival visit www.thamesfestival.org