The Totally Thames Festival in London

London is a superb place to be in September. Summer may be soon disappearing, but the opportunities in this great city are not going anywhere!

The annual celebration of the River Thames is back this year spanning from 1st September through until the 30th. Ideal for people of all ages, this festival is a month-long spree of community events, exhibitions, boat trips, singing and musical performances and much more. So far we have already seen the Working River Heritage Exhibition - London's boatyard history uncovered (every day throughout September), the Totally Thames Blast - a super speedy Thames Rocket where you can learn about the great river (returning every Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and the Midnight Apothecary (also returning every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this month) where visitors can enjoy a quirky cocktail night with tickets at just £5.00.

With something for everyone this incredible celebration will give Londoners and tourists alike a great opportunity to experience the iconic river. Totally Thames originally launched in 2014 to replace and expand upon the successful shorter Thames Festival which ran from 1997-2013. The festival now plays an important role on encouraging people to learn and explore more of the Thames, including it's history, the responsibility and how to care for the future of the river, as well as supporting emerging local talent.

Future events to look forward to include Plastic Swan - a solo dance installation by Sam Quy, who has danced professionally from the age of 11. This performance highlights the importance of cleaning up  plastic waste and the dangers that plastic has on our society, nature and the entire world. This is a free performance taking place tomorrow, September the 5th, at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden. Tomorrow will also feature the world's first cycling theatre company - The HandleBards. This all-female group will perform a Shakespeare piece with plenty of energy and laughter. Wednesday mornings this month will be dedicated to the younger visitors with Toddler Time, where guests can bring their little ones to enjoy stories, songs and playtime under the hull of Cutty Sark. Tickets are £5.00 and the content changes each week, so you can return and experience something new. Also to look for is Liquid History, which merges carnivals, physical theatre and opera all in one for a new production about London, bringing the river to life on Sunday 17th and Saturday 23rd September.

We have just mentioned a few of the amazing events taking place this month but if you would like more information you can visit the Totally Thames website here. Don't forget, if you need the perfect accommodation for visiting London, book with us and rest assured you'll be comfortable with our apartments in a great location.