What's on JulyEnds 31 Jul 2019 at 11:59 PM
A July to eclipse all others
Greenwich Music Time
Greenwich Music Time returns to the Old Royal Naval College from Monday 1 July. Featuring live performances from artists such as Cliff Richards, Groove Armada and Paul Weller in the surroundings of a UNESCO World Heritage site, Greenwich Music Time promises to provide a unique experience for everyone.
Nearest pier: Greenwich
London’s brand new riverside linear park, The Tide, opens at Greenwich Peninsula this month. The new greenspace, which is inspired by the ebb and flow of the river, features elevated walkways 9 metres high and flows through native trees and giant sculptures by Damien Hirst and Allen Jones. To celebrate the launch of the the first 1km of the 5km long landscape, Turning Tides Festival will bring free performances by Sink the Pink, free art tours and live music to Greenwich Peninsula Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July and Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July.
Nearest pier: North Greenwich
Pride in London
2019 is Pride in London’s Golden Jubilee and this year’s parade will bring colour, glitter and glamour to the streets of Soho and the West End from midday on Saturday 6 July. MBNA Thames Clippers, the fastest and most fabulous fleet on the river, will be taking part in the parade as part of our AEG Europe family, so be sure to give us a cheer! When you sashay away to the UK’s largest celebration of LGBTQ+ equality, diversity and visibility, remember to arrive like the queen you are aboard one of our flag-flying #Rainboat vessels too.
Nearest piers: Embankment
The Barge Race takes place on Saturday 6 July. Starting from Greenwich Pier at 13:00, the 44th Barge Race sees teams of between four and six row and steer 30 ton barges seven miles to Westminster Bridge. The event commemorates the skills of Lightermen who manually moved freight along the Thames in this way right up until the 1930s.
Nearest piers: Greenwich – Westminster
The Summer Screen returns to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Tuesday 9 - 16 and Tuesday 23 - 30 July. Celebrate the return of long evenings with food, friends and feel-good modern classics including The Devil Wears Prada, Mean Girls and Bend It Like Beckham.
Nearest pier: St George Wharf (Vauxhall)
Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life
Tate Modern’s radical new exhibition opens on Tuesday 11 July. Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life features captivating installations that will make you become aware of your senses, people around you and the world beyond. Some artworks introduce natural phenomena such as rainbows to the gallery space. Others use reflections and shadows to play with the way we perceive and interact with the world. Many works result from the artist’s research into complex geometry, motion patterns, and his interest in colour theory and all but one of the works have never been seen in the UK before.
Nearest pier: Bankside
Moon Festival invites you to discover the endless ways the moon has made it into culture since the very beginning of time. A week-long cultural extravaganza celebrating the moon across disciplines, cultures, and time, Moon Festival will make its debut at venues across Greenwich, the spiritual home of British astronomy, Friday 19 - Friday 26 July.
Our RB1 service will whisk you between Central London and Woolwich on the festival’s opening night with a special post-event “Moon Express” return service. Plus you can receive 50% off River Roamer tickets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. Book here. →
Nearest piers: Woolwich and Greenwich
Not to be outdone by the Lunar festivities surrounding the National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich are hosting The Moon Exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. The Moon exhibition is the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s celestial neighbour and features over 180 objects, including artefacts from NASA's Apollo 11 mission. The Moon opens at the National Maritime Museum on Friday 19 July .
Nearest pier: Greenwich
Summer by the River
London Bridge City has been transformed into an elegant coastal retreat for the return of their Summer by the River programme. With live music performances, including BBC Music Introducing Live, pop-up bars, street food, an open-air cinema, live comedy, big-screens, family days and fitness classes, London Bridge is the place to be this summer. Summer by the River runs until August.
Nearest pier: London Bridge City
Untangling the tracks
The UK runs on the world’s oldest railway network dating back to 1825. Almost 200 years of operation can develop incongruences however. Untangling the tracks the latest exhibition at London Transport Museum, shines a light on the extraordinary feat of engineering that has redeveloped London Bridge Station and the entire Thameslink network, transforming a 150 year old railway to meet modern demands.
Nearest pier: Embankment
Icon Outlet at The O2 - Summer Sale
ICON Outlet's sale is in full swing! Don't miss out on up to 70% off premium and fashion and lifestyle brands. There is a great selection of offers from some top brands, including James Lakeland, Rolling Luggage and Ted Baker.
Nearest pier: North Greenwich
Zip Now London
Ever wondered what it’s like to fly through Central London? Now you too can experience London from above at Zip Now London. Reaching speeds of up to 50kph, you can soar 35m above Archbishop’s Park, Lambeth, taking in bird's-eye views of the Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Waterloo, and of course, the Thames.
Nearest pier: London Eye
The world’s greatest tennis players return to SW19 for The Championships, Wimbledon Monday 1 – Sunday 14 July. Although none of our piers are particularly near to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, big screens at Battersea Power Station, Canary Wharf, and London Bridge City will be broadcasting the major grand slam.
Nearest piers: Battersea Power Station, Canary Wharf and London Bridge City
Riverwalk Market at Battersea Power Station
Have you visited Riverwalk Market at Battersea Power Station's Riverwalk Market yet? The independent market straddles the south shore of the river Thames and features pop-up street food traders, high-quality independent makers, local producers, sellers and artisan food producers. Riverwalk Market opens every Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm.
Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station