The Totally Thames festival will once again grace the banks of our much-loved waterway this September (Sep 1–Sep 30 2017). An annual celebration of the River Thames, dive into a month-long party full of arts festivals, community events, regattas, river races, foreshore archaeology and environmental activities. With new installations for 2017 and an event line-up bigger than previous years, check out our pick of highlights below and head down to the river for one of the many London events in September worth making a splash about.
Check back soon as we'll be updating this page with events nearer the time.
Check out the best river cruises in town
There's a reason why pretty much every Bond film has a chase sequence on the Thames. James knows that for the best views of this city you should head for the river - and, if you catch a few international crooks along the way, well that's just an added bonus. Ditch dry land, hop aboard a Thames river cruise and get ready to spot some of London's top attractions along the watery way.
Joe's Southern Table & Bar
This kitchen and cocktail bar - previously Joe's Southern Kitchen, and before that, Navajo Joe - sits in the heart of Covent Garden in an enormous converted warehouse. The bar sweeps down the length of the double-height building and boasts one of the largest collections of tequilas, mezcals and rums in London. There's a follow up now too, in Kentish Town. The food menu promises classic Southern cooking. Expect, then, dishes such as cajun shrimp with a black bean stew, jalapeno poppers, chilli made with slow-braised beef brisket, mac 'n' cheese and blackened catfish fillet with collard greens. Wings, burgers and Big Apple hot dogs also feature. The bar downstairs, Cocktail Baby, offers house tunes alongside French martinis, mojitos, amaretto sours and cocktails with a Southern slant, like the smokey joe - Jim Beams Devil's Cut bourbon with tobacco liquor and barrel bitters.
Venue says: “Haven't tried one of our avocado buns yet? You don't know what you're missing!”