All Aboard for ChristmasEnds 31 Dec 2017 at 11:59 PM
As London brims with tinsel-tastic things to do this winter, embrace the seasonal spirit with us, the capital’s river bus service, and take advantage of the many opportunities for festive fun
From ice-skating to festive markets to Christmas lights, there are many magical opportunities to make merry that can be easily reached by boat:
New Greenwich Wintertime Festival: From 1 December the Old Royal Naval College will be home to a new family-friendly experience, combining a traditional covered ice rink with a winter market, artisan food and an enchanting Father Christmas experience. To book your tickets, click here.
Nearest pier: Greenwich
Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason: Part of a winter celebration of contemporary culture at Somerset House, including exhibitions, installations, special events and cutting-edge music, visitors to the site have an array of activities for all ages onsite - from extra-special skating experiences at Skate Lates to festive shopping at Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade. See more and book your tickets here.
Nearest pier: Embankment
Brace your elfs at the London Transport Museum: All aboard for Festive Fun at London Transport Museum from 1 December 2017 until 5 January 2018. Families can visit Santa’s Secret Hideaway or track him down in one of the Museum’s historic vehicles, as well as enjoy storytelling sessions and make simple origami Christmas tree decorations to take home. Get into the festive spirit with a special Christmas Lights bus tour in central London on selected dates as a storyteller brings a little magic to the streets of London. Discover more here.
Nearest pier: Embankment
Festive treats and gifts galore: Every year the South Bank is transformed into a sparkling wonderland as the riverside is decked out with festive decorations and a Wintertime Market. This year’s Bright Nights yuletide extravaganza kicks off 10 November. See more here.
Nearest pier: London Eye
Powering up for a de-LIGHT-ful Christmas: Battersea Power Station is kicking off its Christmas festivities on 30th November with the Christmas lights switch on. The moment marks the start of a month-long series of fun and festive activities taking place at Circus West Village in the run up to the holiday, with festivities such as Christmas Gift Shopping at Circus West Pop-Ups, children's Christmas entertainments, pop-up cinema with The Luna Winter Cinema showing festive classics and a giant misletoe at Grosvenor Arch perfect to take an 'elfie'! Find out more here.
Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station
Winter Trails - Remapping Nine Elms: Winter Trails is a festival of events and activities in Nine Elms taking place between 18 November and 21 December 2017. Winter Trails brings illumination to dark paths and going off the map to explore the area from St George’s Tower to Battersea Power Station this festive season. Events include 'Light Chasers' on 9 December, an evening performance by dancers, skaters and Parkour athletes, and 'Dark Waters: Midwinter Storytelling Walk' on 21 December, a magical night expedition by the river with tales of the Thames and live music to warm your heart. More information here.
Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station/St George Wharf
The Christmas feel is also on board, with festive treats and beverages to make your trip down the Thames extra special this winter.
Grab a mince pies, gingerbread men, cupcakes, gingerbread lattes or salted caramel hot chocolates from our bars - available now until the end of December!