Dozens of tall-masted sailing ships will grace the east end of the Thames with their presence for this five-day festival. It’s a chance to taste just how busy and vital the Thames used to be as the quickest trade route out and into the city, and how stunning it would have been to stand bankside and witness huge vessels swim past.
Visitors can even climb on board, as well as enjoying gigs, parades, firework displays and other entertainments.
The ships are planning a regatta from Greenwich across the Atlantic in 2017.
Hankering for a Tall Ships Cruise? Find tickets here.