Totally Thames takes place over the month of September and brings the river to life via an exciting season of arts, cultural and river events throughout the 42-mile stretch of the Thames in London.

In 2016 we attracted 2.2 million people, programmed over 120 events and the London-wide marketing and PR campaign achieved a reach of 124 million people.

Totally Thames is endorsed and supported by The Mayor of London, London First, Arts Council England, Port of London Authority and 17 London boroughs with a riverfront. It is organised and delivered by Thames Festival Trust. The charitable trust has a 19-year track record in delivering high quality river and riverfront events including the Thames Festival and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

We aspire to: 

  • Increase visitation to the multiple assets and attractions on the Thames in London
  • Be widely acknowledged as the best season of river events in the world

What we do:

  • Commission highly distinctive, artistic, river, foreshore and waterfront interventions.
  • Installations, exhibitions, performances and animations in river environments.
  • Riverfront festivals and celebrations.
  • A programme of river cruises in the company of inspirational speakers.
  • A series of talks and walks in river locations.
  • River races, regattas and rallies and the visits of extraordinary vessels.
  • Education and outreach programmes to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the river’s history, environment and ecology.
  • Promote Thames leisure pursuits like walking, running, cycling, swimming, fishing, mud-larking, rowing, kayaking, paddle boarding, cruising and sailing.
  • Encourage the use of river transport and visitation to the many Thames assets: parks and open spaces, places to eat and drink by the river, heritage and arts attractions.