Celebrate Totally Thames with 2-for-1 travel
Unearth the rich history of the Capital, visit exhibitions of artwork inspired by the Thames and enjoy special events at key riverside attractions. Keep in the theme of the celebration and travel between inspiring and fun-filled happenings by boat. MBNA Thames Clippers is offering buy-one-get-one-free on adult River Roamer tickets which allows a day of unlimited hop-on, hop-off travel between Woolwich and Westminster. Simply book online using the code: TT16 at www.thamesclippers.com.
Here are just a couple of the eye-catching events taking place:
Light Up The Ladies Bridge
On the evenings of 22-24 September sail underneath Waterloo Bridge as it is filled with live performances and large scale photographic projections to celebrate the 24,000 female construction workers who re-built the bridge during WWII. Hop off the boat at Embankment pier and wander across the bridge to BFI Southbank where, on Thursday 22 September, there is a free film screening and panel discussion about the women.
The Singing Bridge by Claudia Molitor
Disembark at Embankment for Somerset House to experience The Singing Bridge, a newly commissioned sound work for Waterloo Bridge by Claudia Molitor, from 9-25 September. Collect a headset from Somerset House to begin your 40 minute musical experience that features new compositions by Molitor, with contributions from drum and synth duo AK/DK, folk band Stick in the Wheel and poet SJ Fowler. The Singing Bridge weaves you along Waterloo Bridge and its surrounding paths to give you time and space to consider your relationship to this bridge and its environs
Floating Dreams by Ik-Joong Kang
Until Friday 30 September the river will be home to a major light installation from the South Korean artist. Constructed from 500 drawings and illuminated from within, passengers can brighten up their evenings and get close to the three-storey-high lantern structure as it sits in the centre of the river by the Millennium Bridge, near Bankside pier.
MBNA Thames Clippers is London’s leading river boat service, connecting some of the capital’s top attractions and providing passengers with the opportunity to take in the iconic London skyline from the river along the way. Tickets from Central London to Greenwich cost £6.50 for an adult single journey and £3.25 for a child single journey when using contactless or Oyster to pay as you go. Or, book a River Roamer ticket online to enjoy unlimited hop on, hop off travel all day from £14.70 for adults and £7.35 for children.