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.
The unstoppable uplift of the King’s Cross area brings a new bar/restaurant nearly every week, but the Booking Office remains the undisputed champion for cocktails. For one thing, it’s just a great place to sit, whether you’re in the lovely former booking hall, with its dark wood and soaring gothic arches, or outside overlooking the train tracks. There can be slightly longer waits outside, so don’t go there if you’re in a rush. Frequented by a lot of business people – and, naturally, by travellers – it’s not a place you go for a cool hangout vibe. But you make your own vibe at the comfortable, low-slung tables. The cocktail list starts at £9 for punches (a speciality) with most between £11 and £15. They play around with classic drinks adventurously but sensibly, and if nothing takes your fancy, ordering off-list is easy and rewarding. And take note (or be warned) – Office hours last until 3am from Thursday to Saturday.
Venue says: “Don’t miss our truly iconic pop up bar and garden, in partnership with Belvedere Vodka, at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel until May 26.”