Navigating London’s Must-Visit Totally Thames Festival

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London’s art and culture scene is unmatched, and its annual festivals are a testament to that. The Totally Thames Festival is a month-long celebration of the Thames River in London with a stellar line-up of events. From captivating film screenings to soul-stirring concerts, awe-inspiring art installations, and everything in between, the Totally Thames Festival promises an experience that will leave you utterly enchanted. So, look no further than the centrally located Park Avenue Bayswater Inn Hotel which promises an elegant stay within easy reach of all the festival hotspots in the city.

About the Festival

Totally Thames is a month-long festival of arts and culture that takes place on, beneath, and along the River Thames every September. It was launched in 2014 as an expansion of the hugely successful two-day Thames Festival, which ran from 1997 to 2013.

It runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames and is a collaborative effort between artists, local communities, river interest organisations, and businesses in London. The festival hosts a plethora of spectacular events which can range from pop-up performances to boating events, art installations, river clean-ups, live performances, talks, workshops, and more. So, don’t miss the chance to start your day right with a delicious breakfast at the Park Avenue Hotel, ensuring you’re fuelled up for your festival adventures.

Where to Find the Totally Thames Festival Events?

Central spots like London Bridge, Millennium Bridge, and Cannon Street are generally good bets for finding the best Totally Thames Festival events, all in the vicinity of your luxurious hotel near Madame Tussauds London. These areas are home to a lot of the festival’s large-scale set pieces, as well as a variety of smaller events, such as mud larking, foreshore walks, and workshops. Other popular areas for Totally Thames Festival events include Fulham, Woolwich, and Docklands which offer a more relaxed atmosphere than the central London hotspots. So, if you have more time on your hands, you can explore these too!

List of the Totally Thames Festival Events

  1. Creatures of the Kelp

This mash-up of mythology and science explores the slew of Unidentified Marine Objects (UMOs) that have been sighted around British shores over the past two centuries.

  1. Thames Sightseeing, Brunel River Cruise

Hop on a Thames clipper and admire the bridges and tunnels of the Brunels, led by a history-packed tour by London walks’ Robert Hulse.

  1. Climate Cabaret

This variety show packed with music, burlesque, and biodegradable glitter promises a less doom-monger glimpse into the future.

  1. Canada Water

Put on a VR headset and traverse the Canadian timber supply chain from the docks in London back to the timber coves in Quebec City.

  1. Great River Race

Watch 300 boat crews compete in this extraordinary marathon along the Thames from Millwall to Richmond.

What makes Totally Thames truly special is its collaborative spirit. So, book your stay with a central London hotel at great discounts and get ready to experience some unforgettable festive adventures around the Thames River.