Totally Thames


Running from 1 September to 30 September 2017, London’s annual celebration of the River Thames will take place over 4 weeks to include river races, community events, arts festivals, environmental activities and more. 

Some of this year’s highlights include:

Sing for Water

Join 500 choir singers from across the country to witness this spectacular event, when they will put on an unforgettable performance on the banks of the Thames to raise money for WaterAid. Guest performances include Mouthall and Una May.

The Scoop at More London, London Bridge, Sunday 17 September

Tidal River Swim

Looking for your next challenge and to join a big, wild river swim? Around 100 swimmers will take part in this event and jump from the banks of Hammersmith to swim this 1500m course around Chiswick Eyot.

Black Lion, Ravenscourt Park, Saturday 2 September

Future Dust

Artist Maria Arceo, will present her large-scale artwork ‘Future Dust’ at different Thames’ side locations, made up of plastic collected from over 40 beaches along London’s famous river. Plastic is clogging up our rivers and oceans, the World Economic Forum has predicted there’ll be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050!

Potters Fields Park, London Bridge, Friday 1 September – Saturday 30 September

Thames Sailing Barge Parade

Witness the troop of sailing boats parade into the Pool of London for the largest gathering of the vessels since the beginning of the 20th century. The Thames will travel back in time as a huge group of sailing barges make their way from the Isle of Dogs to London Bridge.

Various London locations, London, Saturday 16 September

For further information and to view all events, visit