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River ThamesThe River Thames, part of the longest river in England, is the waterway that winds its way through the centre of the capital. Once a bustling trade route bringing foreign trade to the city, it's now more commonly used for recreational purposes and the non-conformist commmuter. On the London stretch alone - from Teddinton to Thamesmead - there are 29 bridges that cross it. Of these, London Bridge was the original crossing but Tower Bridge is arguably the most iconic - with its hydraulically operated bascule action splitting the bridge in two, allowing tall ships to pass. A clipper service carries commuters from Woolwich to Waterloo while the Tate to Tate catamaran gives gallery goers a scenic boat trip. The river has long been used for sporting events with annual rowing races like the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and Henley Regatta carried out along its stretch. In Henley, the River & Rowing Museum explores the history of the city's water ways while the Museum of London Docklands in the East End the focus is on the old working docks.

 

River Thames events

 
Totally ThamesTotally ThamesTotally ThamesMonth-long event Totally Thames returns this September with river-related events taking place along the river's entire 42-mile course through the capital. 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 wate2019-09-01T00:00:00+01002019-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Kids Events
DATES  1st to 30th September 2019
Month-long event Totally Thames returns this September with river-related events taking place along the river's entire 42-mile course through the capital. 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 wate... More about this event
 
The Great River RaceThe Great River RaceThe Great River RaceRegarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way alo2019-09-14T00:00:00+01002019-09-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Sporting Events > Other Sports - Rowing
PRICING  Free for spectators
DATES  Saturday 14th September 2019
Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race gathers over 330 boats for a 21.6 mile race from the Isle of Dogs in east London to Ham House west of London. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way alo... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Pimlico Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
St James's Park Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Victoria Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Westminster
 
11 minutes walk
 
Pimlico Masterpark
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Calendar 2019

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2019 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2019 London events.

 
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Park Plaza London Riverbank
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  41% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from River Thames
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  21% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from River Thames
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £97  29% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 5 minutes from River Thames
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Circus West Village
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Circus West, Battersea Power Station, SW8 | 16 minutes from River Thames
A butcher, baker, florist and an arts centre ensure that Circus West Village has everything a modern urban village ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 20 minutes from River Thames
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the British ... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 21 minutes from River Thames
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near River Thames

The best museums, galleries, attractions near River Thames
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Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vauxhall City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
165 Tyers Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 6 minutes from River Thames
Vauxhall City Farm was transformed from derelict land in 1977 by a group of eager and dedicated volunteers. Now this 1.5 acre working farm ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Embassy Gardens
London > Attractions > Sights
Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London SW8 | 7 minutes from River Thames
Embassy Gardens, a new-build neighbourhood in Nine Elms on the South Bank, takes design inspiration from the Meatpacking District of New York with floor to ceiling ... More
 
 
 
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Events near River Thames

Near River Thames
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Don McCullin
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th February to 6th May 2019
River Thames, Millbank, SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display of his most powerful images from the past 60 years. Following ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Joanna Piotrowska: All Our False Devices
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 8th March to 9th June 2019 - 10am-6pm
River Thames, Millbank, SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
The artist's installation of black and white photographs and films relate to self-protection, psychophysical relationships and the power dynamics underlying how we relate to each other....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th March to 11th August 2019
River Thames, Millbank, SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
Van Gogh's formative years, when he moved to London at the age of 20, instilled in him a lifelong love of the city, the latest Tate ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near River Thames

Near River Thames
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The Workshop
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
44 Lambeth High Street, Albert Embankment, SE1 | 7 minutes from River Thames
Once the fire engine workshops of the London Fire Brigade, The Workshop on Albert Embankment in Lambeth is opening its doors once again, as a temporary ... More
 
 
 
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Above The Stag Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Arch 17, Miles Street, Lambeth, London SW8 | 9 minutes from River Thames
Above the Stag Theatre, one of London's most successful small theatres, re-opens in a brand new venue on 29th November 2013, in a renovated railway ... More
 
 
 
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St John's Smith Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 9 minutes from River Thames
Situated in the heart of Westminster, this stunning 18th century church was designed by architect Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. It is considered one of ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near River Thames

The best shops and markets near River Thames
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Lassco House & Garden
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Brunswick House, 30 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 6 minutes from River Thames
Architectural salvage produces the most gloriously mismatched collection of pieces, all housed in this disused church. Stock changes constantly; look for anything from stuffed animals to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vintage Vauxhall Antiques Market
London > Shopping > Markets
The Workshop, Lambeth High Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from River Thames
On the second Saturday of the month Vintage Vauxhall brings together collective of dealers specialising in vintage, antiques, architectural reclamation as well ... More
 
 
 
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Cornucopia
London > Shopping > Clothing
12 Upper Tachbrook Street, Victoria, London SW1V | 13 minutes from River Thames
This prized vintage shop, in business for 40 years and bursting at the seams with a mixed bag of period clothing, is sadly closing down. Due ... More
 
 
 
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Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain gets its name from the specially commissioned Rex Whistler mural, 'The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats', which provides ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Madeira Patisserie
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
46A Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 3 minutes from River Thames
... More
 
 
 
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Chino Latino
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Riverbank Park Plaza Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 4 minutes from River Thames
... More
 
 
 
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Education near River Thames

Near River Thames
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 22 minutes from River Thames
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 23 minutes from River Thames
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 30 minutes from River Thames
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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River Thames gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes from River Thames
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes from River Thames
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Surrey County Cricket Club
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
The Brit Insurance Oval, Kennington, Kennington, London SE11 | 13 minutes from River Thames
While Lords is the spiritual home of English cricket, it is The Oval (offically The Brit Insurance Oval), home of Surrey County Cricket Club, that fills ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near River Thames

The best pubs near London River Thames.
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 11 minutes from River Thames
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Fentiman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
64 Fentiman Road, Kennington, London SW8 | 12 minutes from River Thames
The Fentiman Arms is a special pub in Lambeth a cricket ball's throw way from The Oval. They have a lovely wild garden out the back, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 | 13 minutes from River Thames
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More
 
 
 
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River Thames clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Fire
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Lambeth, London SW8 | 7 minutes from River Thames
London's biggest and best gay venue, Fire hosts a cluster of different club nights including more and more straight-friendly one-off parties over the weekends. Newly redesigned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 12 minutes from River Thames
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Tapster
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
3 Brewers Green, Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1H | 15 minutes from River Thames
Wine Bar ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near River Thames

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near River Thames.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from River Thames
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from River Thames
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. Originally built in ... More
 
 
 
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Emmanuel Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 10 minutes from River Thames
Located in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a distinctive Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker. The Centre houses ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2019 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

Van Gogh's formative years, when he moved to London at the age of 20, instilled in him a lifelong love ...More

 
Don McCullin
Don McCullin
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Tate Britain 2 minutes walk from River Thames

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display of his most powerful images ...More

 
Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2020 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 17 minutes walk from River Thames

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Toast
Toast
Theatre | Until 3rd August 2019 

The Other Palace Theatre 18 minutes walk from River Thames

Based on Nigel Slater's award-winning autobiography, Toast recreates suburban England in the 1960s as Nigel's childhood is told through the ...More

 
Dinner is Coming
Dinner is Coming
Theatre | Until 2nd June 2019 

The Vaults 19 minutes walk from River Thames

Game Of Thrones fans can get fully immersed in their favourite show. As the final series airs Dinner Is Coming ...More

 
Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

26 Leake Street 19 minutes walk from River Thames

Following on from the Southbank Centre's centenary exhibition last year, another Nelson Mandela Exhibition comes to London in 2019. Taking ...More

 
Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs
Russia: Royalty & the Romanovs
Exhibitions | Until 28th April 2019 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 20 minutes walk from River Thames

Exploring 300 years of history between Russia and Britain, Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs shows works of art in the ...More

 
All My Sons
All My Sons
Theatre | Until 8th June 2019 

Old Vic Theatre 22 minutes walk from River Thames

The second in an Arthur Miller double-bill, The Old Vic presents an all-star production of All My Sons. Co-produced with ...More

 

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Dido
Dido
Theatre | From 11th May 

Unicorn Theatre

A new production of Purcell's masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, gives a contemporary staging of the ...More

 
Luna Kids Cinema: Dulwich Park
Luna Kids Cinema: Dulwich Park
Kids Events | From 15th May 

Dulwich Park

Families can enjoy films in the open air ...More

 
Luna Kids Cinema: Hampton Court Palace
Luna Kids Cinema: Hampton Court Palace
Kids Events | From 14th August 

Hampton Court Palace

Families can enjoy films in the open air ...More

 
Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin
Theatre | On 30th May 

Underbelly Festival

The Australian duo, Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood, present a darkly comic show, sharing tales of love and women, gin and secrets....More

Flip Fabrique: Transit
Flip Fabrique: Transit
Theatre | From 27th May 

Underbelly Festival

The Quebecois Flip Fabrique bring their mix of physical theatre and circus to the live ...More

 
Afternoon Tea at The Game Bird
Afternoon Tea at The Game Bird
Dining 

The Stafford London takes inspiration from its well-heeled ...More

 
The Flying Bath
The Flying Bath
Theatre | From 2nd May 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Unplug the kids for a new stage adaption of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts' hugely ...More

 
Avalanche: A Love Story
Avalanche: A Love Story
Theatre | From 27th April 

Barbican Centre

Maxine Peake stars in this adaptation of Julia Leigh's book, which follows the journey one ...More

 
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Food: Bigger than the Plate
Exhibitions | From 18th May 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Take a sensory journey through the food cycle, ...More

 
The Stratford Brasserie
The Stratford Brasserie
Dining 

Ben Harrington, formerly of Soho House Group, oversees the food at The Stratford Brasserie, a ...More

 
Allegra
Allegra
Dining 

Patrick Powell, former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse, heads up the kitchen at Allegra, the ...More

 
River Walk Market
River Walk Market
Shopping 

Joining a host of new restaurants, bars and cafes that have opened within the new ...More

 
Pebblefest
Pebblefest
Exhibitions | On 27th April 

Flat Iron Square

Sustainable lifestyle magazine Pebble presents its very own festival this weekend, hosting a whole day ...More

 
Top Of The Pop
Drinking 

Upstairs at Poptata, the street fries specialists in Tooting Market, sister bar Top Of The Pop is an all-day hangout offering playful cocktails, craft beers and wines....More

Tooting Market
Shopping 

Tooting Market, established over 80 years ago, is a colourful indoor market in South London and includes the Yard Market food court....More

The Soak
The Soak
Dining 

From house kombucha to 'soaked' cocktails, everything on offer at The Soak is centered on ...More

 
Parrillan
Parrillan
Dining 

Outdoor dining doesn't come much better than sitting out on the terrace at Parrillan....More

 
Barrafina Coal Drops Yard
Barrafina Coal Drops Yard
Dining 

Creating superior Spanish tapas in London since 2007, Barrafina Coal Drops Yard, opened in 2018, ...More

 
Morty & Bob's
Morty & Bob's
Dining 

After the huge success of their first restaurant in Hackney, Morty & Bob's, named after ...More

 
Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell
Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell
Theatre | From 7th May 

Norman's Coach & Horses

Soho institution Norman's Coach & Horses becomes a theatre in a stand against Fullers by ...More

 
Easter Bottomless Brunch in London
Easter Bottomless Brunch in London
Article 

With four glorious days off work, the ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

 
 
 
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