I have to say, The Mayor’s Thames Festival every September is one of my all time favourite things to do in London. I can’t recommend this more highly.
The Festival is London’s largest outdoor arts festival and one of the most spectacular events of the year. It’s a celebration of the cultural diversity and creativity of London which is free and open to all. With a vibrant fair featuring live music, dance, food, shopping and art along the Thames, it brings Londoners together at the heart of their city.
Eat your way down the Thames with every imaginable type of international food available. And to make it a more ‘jolly’ experience, there’s beer stands so you can drink your way as well. But the ultimate experience is the parade on the final Sunday night of the festival through the streets, over the bridges and along the Thames. It’s the best parade I’ve seen in my life with ghouls and goblins, showgirls and things that glow in the dark, it’s got to be seen. And to end it all, grab yourself a spot on a bridge over the Thames for a spectacular fireworks display.
Pictures from www.thamesfestival.org