Totally Thames 2020 (Tue 1 – Wed 30 Sep) is back for an uplifting festival celebrating the river at the heart of the city, which connects us to places far and wide. Now in its 24th year, Totally Thames is one of the world’s most important river festivals. As part of this year’s reimagined festival, there will be an exciting new Totally Thames online hub with a rich programme of river and cultural content. Find out what’s on While the programme has changed due to social distancing, Totally Thames has always been committed to bringing together artists and authors as well as mudlarks, anglers, kayakers, hikers and environmentalists to celebrate our river – this year will be no exception with an amazing mix of outdoor and digital events this September, that can be enjoyed safely by the public. Highlights from London Bridge Virtual Thames: London Bridge by Henry Reichhold Enjoy a virtual visit to the South Bank between London Bridge and Tower bridge through this fun web based game world. Take a trip down the river or wander around the embankment to discover exhibitions and all manner of fun. Sounds from the Shoreline ( Wed 9th Sep 2020, 4:30pm – 5:45pm) Join this exciting on-line workshop to learn how to make immersive sound walks and record soundscapes Mudlark Mandala (Thu 17th Sep 2020 12pm – 12:45pm) Watch / join meditation teacher Mel Sutton as she makes a Mudlark Mandala. This is the Tale that the River Told (Wed 23rd Sep 2020 – 1pm – 2pm) A jaunt through time along one of the most famous stretches of the River Thames. The stretch of water between London Bridge and Tower Bridge holds many stories and treasures – From a Bronze Age burial mound, to Frost Fairs to the development of law and order in London.
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Sing for Water at The Scoop is an incredible day of music and fundraising for WaterAid. Sing for Water was initiated by Thames Festival Trust and composer Helen Chadwick in 2002 as a choral project which raises money for WaterAid. To date, Sing for Water has raised over £1 million for WaterAid projects in Africa and Asia. This year all the money raised will go towards communities in Malawi. Choirs from London and around the UK learn a repertoire of songs chosen by Roxane Smith and Katie Rose and are then sponsored to perform in a concert at the Scoop. Part of Totally Thames Festival September 1-30
The Doggett’s Race is held each summer on the Thames, starting at London Bridge and ending at Cadogan Pier (Chelsea) – the sites of the Old Swan Tavern and the Swan Inn Chelsea. Up to six young watermen will row under 11 bridges on the 4 mile 7 furlong (7,400 metre) course. Few annual individual sporting contests in the world can match the continuous history of the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge, which began in 1715. Find out more Part of Totally Thames Festival September 1-30
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers are the fastest and most frequent fleet on the river, with departures from key London piers every 20 minutes, including London Bridge City, Greenwich and Embankment. The fleet of high speed catamarans link London’s attractions, offering an alternative way to see the city sights. On board you will find climate controlled indoor cabins, outdoor decks and licensed coffee bars. The boats are all wheelchair and pram accessible with toilet facilities on board. Glide down the Thames in comfort with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Single and Return tickets, it’s easy to pay by touching in and out with Oyster or contactless. Or choose to make a day of it with hop-on, hop-off all day River Roamer tickets; save over 10% when you book these online at thamesclippers.com If you’re going to The O2, check out the dedicated River Bus Express service for events, direct from London Bridge City to North Greenwich for The O2, you can even upgrade to a VIP champagne ticket. The DealCard offer: Receive 1/3 off Single or Return tickets on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers when you show your card at the ticket office. Whether you want to spend the day sightseeing or take a quick trip by river, Uber Boats by Thames Clippers are perfect for exploring the city. Ts and Cs: 1/3 off discount is valid on Adult Standard Single or Return tickets only Discount is valid for the Team London Bridge/News UK deal card holder only, on production of their card Excludes River Bus Express for events at The O2 Discount can only be redeemed at Thames Clippers ticket offices Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other promotions www.thamesclippers.com