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What's on June

Ends 30 Jun 2019 at 11:59 PM


Scorching summer activities taking place in London this June


Greenwich Book Festival

See your favourite authors or discover someone new at the fifth Greenwich Book Festival. With activities taking place Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th June at exquisite historic venues across Greenwich, every book is a journey of discovery. For the 2019 festival, Greenwich Book Festival will be setting sail with Michael Palin, exploring activism with Billy Bragg, listening to the Woolwich laureate Bernadine Evaristo, learning about bias with Caroline Criado-Perez, showcasing the New Daughters of Africa anthology, welcoming English PEN, hearing about Tracey Thorn’s suburban adolescence, paying tribute to the late Andrea Levy, laughing with Paul Ewen and much more.

Your valid ticket for MBNA Thames Clippers also entitles you to a concessionary ticket to Greenwich Book Festival.

Nearest pier: Greenwich

Cricket World Cup

England and Wales are hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup this year! The tournament started with England V South Africa on Thursday 30th May at The Kia Oval in Kennington and the final will be held at Lord’s on Sunday 14th July. Remember – if you are travelling to a fixture at The Kia Oval, our RB1 (AM peak and weekend evenings only), RB2 and RB6 services offer a fast service between Surrey County Cricket Club's ground and Central London.

Nearest pier: St George Wharf (Vauxhall)

London Seafood Festival

London Seafood Festival takes place Wednesday 12th – Sunday 16th June. Featuring masterclasses, one-off dining experiences and a free riverside festival from Friday 14th, there’s some-fin for everyone at London Seafood Festival.

As part of London Seafood Festival, we are also hosting an Oyster Masterclass with Wright Bros. aboard our very own Venus Clipper, on Thursday 13th June, that features expertise, exquisite oysters, sparkling wine and breathtaking views of the capital.

Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station

Vauxhall Beer Festival

Thursday 30th May - Saturday 15th June is Vauxhall Beer Festival. With 11 pubs and bars taking part across Vauxhall, the Vauxhall Beer Festival promises to provide hop lovers with discounts, offers and prizes as well as guest ales and craft brews. To take part in the beer trail, simply pick up a stamp book from the first Vauxhall Beer Festival bar you visit and remember to collect a stamp at all 11 participating pubs, bars and restaurants to be in with a chance of winning.

Nearest pier: St George Wharf (Vauxhall)

Firsts Rare Book Fair

Battersea Park’s Battersea Evolution will play host to Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June. Literary highlights at this year’s fair include letters from Professor Albert Einstein, workshops on everything from bookbinding to creative computing and talks from numerous authors and specialists. The fair will be opened by Stephen Fry.

Nearest pier: Battersea Power Station

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, there is something for everyone at London Bridge City this summer. Summer by the River runs until August.

Nearest pier: London Bridge City

Secret Rivers

We all know that the River Thames is the river that flows through London, but what about the rivers Effra, Fleet and Neckinger? From Friday 24 May - Sunday 27 October, the Museum of London Docklands will be lifting the lid on London’s lost rivers and ensuring you can tell the Wandle from the Walbrook.

Nearest pier: Canary Wharf

Theatre Tots

Theatre Tots takes place on Friday 28th June. at The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula, and turns toddlers into thespians. Led by author Laura Sydonie, Theatre Tots produces workshops, shows and books for early years’ children encouraging little ones to go on adventures and become part of the storytelling.

Nearest pier: North Greenwich

The Great Supper at NOW Gallery

A brand new sculptural work by Pakistani Visual Artist Sara Shakeel has recently been unveiled at Greenwich Peninsula’s NOW Galley. The Great Supper , plays on a family meal transformed by glass crystals encouraging viewers to revaluate the everyday. The Great Supper is on display until Sunday 23rd June.

Nearest pier: North Greenwich

Riverwalk Market at Battersea Power Station

Have you visited Riverwalk Market at Battersea Power Station's Riverwalk Market yet? The first independent market straddling the south shore of the river Thames took place last month 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

London Festival of Architecture

The world’s largest celebration of the built environment, London Festival of Architecture (LFA) returns to the capital this June. With over 400 events taking place across the capital between Saturday 1st and Sunday 30th June this year’s LFA considers the idea of boundaries – those that architecture creates and overcomes. For the first time, LFA will feature hubs in the West End (Heart of London), London Bridge, Royal Docks and the City of London.

To mark LFA, we are also offering you the opportunity to explore London’s extraordinary architecture aboard our vessels. Our Bauhaus inspired Boats Bridges and Boundaries activity is designed to encourage families and children aged 4+ to engage with their surroundings and our guided on-board tours with New London Architecture offer you the opportunity to learn more about the built environment.

Nearest piers: London Bridge City (for London Bridge festival hub, New London Architecture Tours and Boats, Bridges and Boundaries), Blackfriars or Tower (for the City of London festival hub), Embankment (for Heart of London festival hub), North Greenwich (for the Royal Docks festival hub)

Tower Bridge turns 125

The landmark gateway to the City of London was officially opened by the then Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) on 30th June 1894. To celebrate their 125th year, Tower Bridge will be offering entry to the icon’s upper deck and engine room for just £1.25 on 29th and 30th June.

Please be aware that £1.25 tickets cannot be booked in advance and are only available while there is capacity – of course, we think the best way to view Tower Bridge is from the river itself. Hop on an RB1, RB1X or RB6 service and you'll pass under Tower Bridge between Tower and Canary Wharf piers. Eastbound services usually travel below the raising central section.

Nearest pier: Tower

Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Returning to London’s docklands this June, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (GDIF) combines free outdoor theatre, dance & street arts. East London will come alive with free performances and installations celebrating the capital’s culture and diversity. GDIF kicks off on Friday 21st June and ends Saturday 6th July.

Nearest piers: Tower, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, North Greenwich, Woolwich