Laze away the autumn Sundays in November with a relaxing and scenic brunch on the Thames on board the R.S. Hispaniola, while being treated to the sounds of jazz from highly renowned jazz duo Alejandra Isabel and Peter Elliot.
The perfect setting as the weather starts to get chilly; the R.S.
Board the R.S. Hispaniola for Christmas tea, including a selection of festive sandwiches (turkey and stuffing, mature cheddar and cranberry, duck egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon), fruit and plain scones with strawberry jam and crème chantilly, mini mince pies, and more delicious treats…
Kick your week off to an unforgettable start with the London Riverparty. Dance, drink and, of course, party with the riverside sights of London setting a stunning backdrop. Once on board, guests receive a free shot with their first drink, and are treated to a trip down the Thames while the party gets started….
The annual carol service of The Sick Children’s Trust takes place 6th December. The choir of Boutcher Primary School will perform traditional Christmas favourites, with celebrities providing readings….
In my opinion, the best fireworks display in London. End the year with a bang (as the cliche goes) and see the sky burst into multi-coloured light with a stunning pyrotechnics display.
Read more about the fireworks display in our New Year’s Eve feature here.
Start your Christmas festivities in Greenwich, with the traditional lantern procession, led by local school children, and the switching on of the Christmas Lights.
Billed as a “Season of Magical Encounters”, the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival brings an exciting mix of culture, shopping and music to London’s riverside.
There’s so much on, I’ll get straight into the highlights (click the link for ticketing and more info on
“Discover 500 years of Britain’s encounter with the world at sea. See the spectacular story of the Thames brought to life in Royal River… See the uniform Nelson wore at the Battle of Trafalgar, steer a ship into port and fire a cannon in our Maritime galleries.
Unused since the former power station was converted into a world-famous art gallery, the Tate Modern’s oil tanks have undergone a radical transformation into a dramatic new art space, dedicated to live art, performance, installation and film.
Taking place on the closing weekend of the London 2012 Games, the Thames Festival promises to be “the Mayor’s, and the city’s, final celebration of an amazing year for London”.