Mayor's Thames Festival

 
 
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1st to 30th September 2014
 
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Mayor's Thames FestivalFor the first time, the Mayor's Thames Festival will take place across an entire month from 1st to 30th September 2014. Last year's event extended the weekend-long festival to ten days and this year the dates are lengthened even further. Another first: the festival will take place across a 42-mile stretch of the river between Hampton Court Bridge in the west and the Dartford Crossing in the east. One event, the River Relay, will go even further, covering the whole 215 mile course of the Thames from its source to the sea. The festival - much of which is free - celebrates the main waterway which winds its way through the heart of the city, through a diverse mix of art, music, and educational events both on the water and along its banks and bridges at various riverside locations from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge and beyond.

 

About Blackfriars Bridge

The present Blackfriars Bridge, open to walkers and drivers, was opened in 1869 by Queen Victoria to whom the bridge was dedicated - a statue of her can be seen on the north side of the bridge. It was originally named 'William Pitt Bridge' (after the Prime Minister William Pitt) but was soon renamed after Blackfriars Monastery, a Dominican priory which once stood nearby. More about Blackfriars Bridge

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LondonTown.com - Mayor's Thames Festival Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Blackfriars Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Temple Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £109  23% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 5 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Cantina: LIMBO
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 7th May to 17th August 2014
London Wonderground Spiegeltent, Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 11 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Back by popular demand, LIMBO returns to London Wonderground with its impressive blend of heart-stopping illusions, meticulous manoeuvres and breath taking dance moves, audiences can expect ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 12 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
Mummenschanz: Musicians Of Silence
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th to 27th July 2014
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 12 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Inspiring and captivating illusions using colourful masks, incredible props and skillful sleight of hand, producing a magical world of possibilities, all without uttering a word. See ...More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 7 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 8 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
The Dorfman Theatre opens at the end of 2014. Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed on 23rd February 2013, the Dorfman Theatre will see ... More
 
 
 
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Mayor's Thames Festival
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the world. ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Konditor & Cook
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
63 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This ... More
 
 
 
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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 7 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Chinese Cricket Club
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
101 New Bridge Street, City, London EC4V | 4 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 10 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 16 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 10 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 11 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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The Tipperary
London > Nightlife > Pubs
66 Fleet Street, City, London EC4Y | 4 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 5 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 2 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
A penthouse-inspired restaurant and bar with a stunning 88 metre rooftop terrace Galadari offers diners Japanese food and show-stopping views of St Paul's, No. 1 Blackfriars, ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 8 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Mayor's Thames Festival
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Blackfriars Bridge events

 
Mayor's Thames FestivalMayor's Thames FestivalMayor's Thames FestivalFor the first time, the Mayor's Thames Festival will take place across an entire month from 1st to 30th September 2014. Last year's event extended the weekend-long festival to ten days and this year the dates are lengthened even further. Another first: the festival will take place across a 42-mile stretch of the river between Hampton Court Bridge i1st September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Blackfriars Bridge,   Victoria Embankment      EC4V 3QR
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Mayor's Thames Festival
event > Exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 30th September 2014
VENUE  Blackfriars Bridge 
For the first time, the Mayor's Thames Festival will take place across an entire month from 1st to 30th September 2014. Last year's event extended the weekend-long festival to ten days and this year the dates are lengthened even further. Another first: the festival will take place across a 42-mile stretch of the river between Hampton Court Bridge i... More about this event
 

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Chloe Dewe Matthews: Tate Modern And You: Sunday Service
Exhibitions | Until 13th July 2014 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Photographs and film documenting some of the many black majority churches based in Southwark, including Liberty House in Camberwell, focusing ...More

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Tate Modern 6 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

In this exhibition of the work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Tate Modern ignores the artist's famous colourist paintings to focus ...More

 
Favourite BBC Children's Characters
Kids Events | On 13th July 2014 

BFI Southbank 10 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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The Showstoppers Improvised Musical
Comedy | Until 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Spontaneous musical comedy based on suggestions from members of the audience....More

Taj Mahal And Bassekou Kouyate
Concerts | On 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

The two artists collaborate to combine American blues with the rhythms of West Africa....More

The Caine Prize 2014 Seminar: Talk
Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

The five shortlisted authors discuss their work....More

London Master Classes Violin
Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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London Master Classes Piano Masterclass With Norma Fisher
Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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London Master Classes Vocal Masterclass With Rosalind Plowright
Exhibitions | On 13th July 2014 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

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Festival of Love
Festival of Love
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Blackfriars Bridge

Love in all its guises is celebrated in the summer-long Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre. Different types of ...More

 
 
 
 
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