2021 is sailing by, it's already time to start planning September! There's plenty to explore across London this month, check out some of our favourites below.

Please bear in mind that all events listed are subject to change, check whether they are going ahead and book in advance where possible. Remember, you must wear a face-covering aboard our services, and measures are still in place for the safety of our staff and fellow customers.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

For the first time in its 109 year history, the Royal Horticultural Society's Chelsea Flower Show is taking place in autumn!

If you've sowed an interest in all things horticultural over the pandemic, then the cream of the crop of flower shows is the perfect place to grow your knowledge. The Chelsea Flower Show returns to the Royal Hospital Chelsea's grounds Tuesday 21 - Sunday 26 September.

As well as the world-famous Show Gardens, this year's show will feature House Plant Studios and special joint events as it coincides with Chelsea History Festival

Some tickets are still available for Sunday 26 September, which includes the final day plant sell-off, book your tickets here

Nearest piers: Cadogan or Battersea Power Station

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Battersea Power Station Street Party

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An electric atmosphere takes over the streets surrounding the iconic Battersea Power Station on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September, 11:00 - 18:00. The epic street party includes buskers, international and local street artists, food trucks, games and roaming entertainment throughout the site.

The street festival is taking place to mark the arrival of the tube's Northern line providing Battersea and Nine Elms residents and visitors with even more options to commute and explore. Get there by boat, with direct connections from North Greenwich and central London you can sail directly to the heart of the party; you can’t beat the view of the Power Station as you approach from the river!

Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station

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Uber Pride on board

Although the Pride in London event may not be taking place this year, that's not going to stop us celebrating pride on board!

Drag royalty Karma Doll and Taylor Trash will be serving family-friendly performances aboard select RB1 services on Friday 10 September. If you'd like to sail even more fabulously than usual, the queens' Clipper will  be operating the following sailings:

North Greenwich 17:09 RB1 Westbound
Westminster 18:05 RB1 Eastbound
Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) 19:08 RB1 Westbound

Check our timetable to see all departure times, you can board the queens' Clipper using any of our usual ticket types.

All proceeds from the performances, which have been organised by Uber, will be donated to The Albert Kennedy Trust (akt) which supports homeless LGBTQ+ youth.

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Heading to GDIF? Hop around the festival with our new East Zone River Roamer and enjoy unlimited all-day travel between Canary Wharf and Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) piers.

Meet me at the Pier

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Sail to Royal Wharf’s beautifully landscaped riverside between Lyle Park and Thames Barrier Park, and discover Meet Me At the Pier, a brand new exciting summer events programme for East London’s community.

Taking place until 26 September, highlights include the Riverscape Pop-Up, a pop-up bar right beside the pier with live music and stunning views.

Save 20% on all food and drink at the Riverscape pop up  – simply show your Uber Boat by Thames Clippers ticket (purchased/used that day or your season ticket)) to the staff serving you.

Nearest pier: Royal Wharf

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Totally Thames 2021

The month-long celebration of the river is back!

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At Greenwich Peninsula

Sail with us to North Greenwich Pier and discover London's new creative quarter.

Last chance for London in the Sky

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London’s most unique dining experience offers a range of exciting sky-high experiences every day beside The O2 until 26 September. Experience first-class food, delicious drinks and unparalleled views of the capital’s skyline, all while suspended 100ft in the sky.

Guests at the 22-seat tables can enjoy a range of specially curated experiences & menus including Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Cocktails and Dinner. 

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Turning Tides

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The Tide, Greenwich Peninsula's linear park, is alive with music, art and dance for the free Turning Tides Festival. The grand finale of the peninsula's Summer Sessions takes place across Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September and is headlined by Oscar Jerome and Zara McFarlane.

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Uber Boat By Thames Clippers at The O2

Heading to a gig at The O2?

We'll be running post-show services for the NTAs and Trever Noah this month.

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Live at The Globe

Head to Shakespeare's Globe on Monday 13 September for a night of stand-up comedy!

The iconic wooden O's comedy night will be headlined by internationally renowned stand-up, and Mock The Week host, Dara Ó Briain. Dara will be joined by British Comedy Award winning Nina Conti, Athena Kugblenu (BBC Radio 4’s Athena’s Cancel Culture), and Suzi Ruffell (Live at the Apollo).

For Shakespeare fans, The Globe's acclaimed performances of Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night will continue into October.

Nearest pier: Bankside

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Chelsea History Festival

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This September, join world-class speakers as they bring the past to life across the Royal Borough.

Over 70 exciting physical and virtual events take place between 17 and 26 September with highlights including Jonathan Dimbleby and Andrew Roberts discussing Operation Barbarossa, Olivette Otele and Peter Frankopan considering the challenges of telling stories of people and places that are often overlooked, and a conversation between Iain Dale and Sir Anthony Seldon marking the tricentennial of the office of Prime Minister.

Brand new for this year, step back in time with the immersive outdoor History Village and learn first-hand what life was like in Roman London or the First World War. Prices range from free - £14.

Nearest pier: Cadogan or Battersea Power Station

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See London in a new light

Our Illuminated River Official Boat Tours return this month, taking place on 2, 11, 16, 24, 25 and 30 September.

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Welcome to Woolwich Works

A brand new venue opens in Woolwich this month. Based in former Royal Arsenal buildings located a stone's throw from Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) Pier, Woolwich Works opens 23 September!

Woolwich Works aims to advance Woolwich's art scene for the public benefit, providing facilities to improve the conditions of life of residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Upcoming performances include the New Regency Orchestra on 24 September and Andrew Ashong on 25 September.

Keep an eye out for more upcoming gigs and things to do at Woolwich's exciting new events space!

Nearest pier: Woolwich (Royal Arsenal)

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Royal Wharf Summer Fête

Royal Wharf Summer Fete

Sail to Royal Wharf Park on Saturday 25 September for feel-good summer festival vibes at east London's vibrant riverside community. Taking place 11:00 - 18:00, the fête is the perfect family day out featuring jumbo garden games, live acoustic music, face painters, magic, balloon modelling and much more! The event will also showcase and celebrate the Royal Wharf community’s creative talent.

Nearest pier: Royal Wharf

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