The Thames Festival
As the blue grey waters of the iconic River Thames flow past you, you can almost taste the salt of the sea at the end of its journey and imagine the multitudes of boats and lives that have been won and lost on the Thames. This year the Thames Festival, a celebration of London’s lifeblood, has been extended to 10 days of spectacular, watery events with everything from music and art to special tours and talks. Don’t miss the magnificent water-borne performance of A Ships Opera. A moving operatic concerto of ships’ steam whistles, bells, horns, hooters, sirens and cannon which head slowly up river. And, of course, there will also be a spectacular fireworks display over the Thames and the fabulous Night Carnival.