If you plan to visit any of the events listed, please check whether the events are going ahead and book in advance where possible. Please also remember that you must wear a face-covering aboard our services, maintain social distance and adhere to our Covid-19 safety measures.

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Queen's House Ice Rink

The ice rink returns to Royal Museums Greenwich from Saturday 5 December to Sunday 24 January 2021.

Slide and skate through a UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy the unbeatable views of the River Thames and Greenwich Royal Park as you weave (or wobble) your way around the beautiful rink. This year’s rink is larger and increased safety measures are in place.

Enter our competition and you could win two tickets!

Nearest pier: Greenwich


The Winter Village at Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station is ready for Santa Claus to slide down the iconic chimneys!

Over 1000 baubles have been hung on The Winter Village’s Christmas tree this year and over 100 Christmas trees are spread around the Circus West Village. Mulled wine, hot chocolate and sweet treats add to the Christmas cheer around the world-famous site and Turbine Theatre will be hosting its adults-only pantomime ‘Cinderella: A Socially Distanced Ball’.

Wreath-making workshops and Christmas movies will be taking place in the run-up to the big day and the restaurants are serving seasonal favourites.

Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station

Unreal City AR art festival

36 new sculptures have been unveiled along the South Bank between Waterloo and Millennium bridges, but you won’t be able to see them with the naked eye!

Unreal City is London’s biggest public festival of AR art. Download the free Acute Art app and see London like never before with works created by leading artists from all over the world including Nina Chanel Abney, Olafur Eliasson and Cao Fei alongside new and never-seen-before works by Darren Bader, KAWS, Bjarne Melgaard and Tomás Saraceno.

Nearest pier: Bankside

Arthur's Christmas at Tower Bridge

From Saturday 19 December until Christmas Eve, Tower Bridge invites you to discover the story of Arthur Gaunt, a Victorian engineer who has to keep Tower Bridge working over Christmas. Families will enjoy solving clues with the help of costumed characters in this interactive tour of London’s most famous bridge to find gifts to give to Arthur, who is working in the Engine Rooms. Families will then visit the Engine Rooms to wish him a happy Christmas and see the magical Victorian Engines that once powered the Bridge. The tour includes also a trip to the bridge’s glass walkways.

Join the adventure to find presents and spread Christmas cheer at London’s most iconic attraction.

Nearest pier: London Bridge City or Tower

Tate Britain Winter Commission

Have you seen this year’s Winter Commission yet? Chila Kumari Singh Burman has transformed Tate Britain’s façade into a celebration of bright lights and colour!

‘Remembering a Brave New World’ is inspired by Blackpool Illuminations, Hindu mythology, Bollywood imagery and colonial history. The display was first lit in November to coincide with Diwali but is on display for the whole festive period until 31 January.

If you plan to visit, remember children can travel to Tate Britain for free with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers for the duration of Steve McQueen’s Year 3 exhibition!

Nearest pier: Millbank

RNLI Virtual Reindeer Run

Save lives at sea this December, the RNLI’s annual festive Reindeer Run takes place online Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December. This year’s Reindeer Run takes place online so you can choose your own route, whether that’s round and round the garden, through your favourite park, along the Thames or on the treadmill! Choose your own distance; 1k, 5K, 10K+, half-marathon (21K) or a full marathon (42K) and go at your own pace.

RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and help also those affected by flooding. Your kindness and generosity will ensure volunteers are trained and equipped to continue braving the unexpected.

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