Thames Festival 2013


Things to do

Venues along the Thames

Until Sun Sep 15 2013

  • Free
  • © Barry Lewis

  • © Barry Lewis

  • An afternoon of singing at The Scoop


  • © Nathalie Crouch

    Water carried past Big Ben

  • © Zatorski + Zatorski

    1513: A Ships' Opera – The Dutch Klipper, De Walvisch, is one of the historic vessels taking part in 1513: A Ships’ Opera by Richard Wilson

  • The Deluxe River Cruise – Doug Fishbone

  • The Great British Carnival

  • Firing on the Foreshaw


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emma d

first time i have been to the even didnt think much of it tbh considering the feedback ive heard from people who have attended before however we did enjoy the day lots to do and see quite busy which was a bit annoying and little expensive

Christopher West

I am sorry about the disappointment some of you have written about. I can report that the people attending my walking Tours of the Docks and my 'Celebrating St Katharine's' exhibition said that that they have really enjoyed themselves. The classic boats here are stunningly splendid and not to be missed! Do please come along and say hello- I will do all I can to make sure you have a really enjoyable visit. During the week it's quieter, and the exhibition is open 11 am to 4 pm- those people disappointed by not seeing the Gloriana will be pleased to know that she will be here from tomorrow.


I go every year. Its always been a great event for whole family. But this year it was like a non-event. Dull and boring. Where was the festival? Just the usual streets artists and vendors. Only at Bernie Spain Gardens there was a cluster of food tents. The musical stage was tiny and really dull. I came out with whole family. Half with the kids left early. There was nothing to do or see! What happened this year Mr Mayor? Go back to previous format. There was no effort in this year's event. And no foreworks either! Please if next year is going to be like this year's then i wont be attending again.


Very disappointing this year. After attending every year I felt something lacking. There were no acts, only a few stalls selling food and clothing and the vibe was very sedate. A real shame as I generally enjoy going with friends but we left after only being there for an hour.


Bring back the Night Carnival,The Fireworks & the Music. This year's Thames Festival will be Crap. The Budget cuts are Here. Thank You Bankers.

Roy Childs

Don't like the changes. The market along the Thames from the tower to Westminster was the best thing. Why has that gone?