Festive fun with MBNA Thames ClippersEnded Dec 30, 2014 at 3:50 PM
Celebrate Christmas with MBNA Thames Clippers
Enjoy Christmas on the river this year and explore London with MBNA Thames Clippers. A special Christmas timetable will be in operation from December 24th – January 1st. Click here to view the timetable
Start the festivities early and travel in style to your Christmas party. Enjoy a stunning start to the night as you cruise along the sparkling banks of the River Thames. It may be cold outside but the climate controlled seating areas are luxuriously warm and comfortable. With a licensed bar on board let MBNA Thames Clippers get the party started. Book to receive 10% discount for groups of 10 or more.
In partnership with Snowman Enterprises Ltd, Emirates Air Line cable car brings you a fantastic themed experience with The Snowman and The Snowdog. Join them in a unique flight across the Thames between 13 December and 4 January 2015.
The festive experience brings to life the iconic Snowman’s flight throughout your Emirates Air Line trip – making you and your family feel that you’re part of the story.
From your arrival at the terminal, you will experience immersive digital effects including specially edited sequences of the film and sound track. This is combined with new aerial footage of the cable car and its surrounding landmarks – treated to create wintery animation effects and featuring the film’s characters.
You will also have the opportunity to take your own photos with a life-sized Snowman model before boarding your flight. Children will love the free goodie bags – there are 15,000 to be given away (on a first come, first served basis). They contain a Thornton’s Snowman chocolate, in-flight binoculars, an i-spy challenge and a Snowman or Snowdog character mask.
Click here to book MBNA Thames Clippers and Emirates Air Line joint tickets for a fun festive day out!
Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends from Disney’s Mulan, The Lion King and Pinocchio, and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story, as they take to the ice for a grand celebration in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Produced by Feld Entertainment, this fanfare production features unforgettable Disney stars that span the decades, a sing-along score of award-winning Disney music, stunning choreography, elaborate sets and beautiful costumes. The show runs from Wednesday December 24th through to Sunday 4th January 2015.
The best way to arrive at The O2 is by river from central London, with fast and frequent MBNA Thames Clippers services every 20 minutes to North Greenwich Pier (located next to The O2). And exclusively for this event, kids can travel to The O2 for free!
Book an Adult River Roamer ticket and get a Child River Roamer free. Kids can channel their inner pirate with a day out on the river, exploring all London has to offer and getting to and from The O2 in an easy and relaxed way. Find out more here.
Free travel for children to Vauxhall One- London’s newest winter attraction
Ice Skate Vauxhall comes to the heart of the Capital for the first time. This brand new winter experience is located in the historic Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and runs from 21st November to 4th January 2015. Visitors can experience a full size 600sqm urban Ice Rink and London’s first Christmas Tree Maze, made from Nordmann fir trees. St George Wharf Pier is located just a couple of minutes’ walk away. Book Ice Skating tickets here.
Take the kids to travel for free by river when you purchase an Adult River Roamer ticket, find out more and book.
Vinopolis Competition – Wine tasting and river travel
If you enjoy wine you’ll love Vinopolis! The self-guided wine tasting experience lets you explore different tasting zones and choose from over 100 wines, spirits and Champagne to taste. Wine hosts are on hand to share their knowledge, make recommendations and answer any questions you may have.
Win a pair of Vinopolis Essential tickets and two MBNA Thames Clippers River Roamers for a whole evening’s entertainment with wine and sights this December. Click here to find out how!
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King at the Unicorn Theatre
This Christmas the Unicorn goes back to the roots of E.T.A. Hoffman's magical story to create this wondrous and festive production of an old and favourite title. It's Christmas Eve, 1805. Seven year-old Marie retrieves the sad and broken Nutcracker from under the Christmas tree and promises to look after him. But on the stroke of midnight he comes alive, and after enlisting Marie’s help in his battle with the evil Mouse King, they journey together through strange and fantastical stories until they finally arrive in a secret land made of nothing but candy. Full of magic, mice and adventure, this will be a Christmas show to remember.
The Unicorn Theatre is just 5 minutes’ walk from London Bridge Pier. Why not buy a Family River Roamer ticket for £36.00 for 2 adults and up to 3 children for unlimited ‘hop-on, hop-off’ travel across the river from 9am (not valid on Putney – Blackfriars Route or River Bus Express).
Win Family tickets to Treasure Island at the National Theatre
This winter, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life on the Olivier stage in a thrilling new adaptation by Bryony Lavery.
We have an exclusive competition to win theatre tickets for the family plus a day out on the river with a Family River Roamer!
Disembark at London Eye pier for The National Theatre.
Canary Wharf at Christmas
Canary Wharf is a great destination for Christmas with over 100 shops, outdoor ice rink and festive activities at Four Seasons Canary Wharf.
Visit Santa’s Workshop on the Wharf, a children’s confectionary celebration on 6 December 2014, held within the winter wonderland decked-out walls of Four Seasons Hotel London at Canary Wharf’s River Room. And from 28 November until the end of December, three or four course festive menus and festive “A Christmas Carol” cocktail collection are available at Quadrato Restaurant and Bar.
All of the boats are equipped with licensed Costa Coffee bars on board selling a selection of hot drinks, alcohol and tasty treats. Keep an eye out for Costa’s festive Christmas cups and their Christmas menu onboard, guaranteed to keep you toasty and warm no matter what the weather! The menu includes Gingerbread Latte, Praline Cappuccino, Walnut Brownie hot chocolate and a variety of festive sweet treats.