Totally Thames is an exciting month-long celebration of London’s river featuring arts, music and community festivals; colourful regattas; thrilling river races; foreshore archaeology, exploration, environmental and educational activities; as well as river-linked activities in London’s 17 riverside boroughs.

The inaugural Totally Thames was enjoyed by over 2.7 million people, who attended over 170 river related events throughout the month of September.

A collaborative effort, more than 70 partners helped programme, fund and promote Totally Thames and the London wide marketing and PR campaign achieved 500+ media breaks reaching 124 million people.

Highlights - Totally Thames 2014

HippopoThames by Florentijn Hofman

A site-specific piece by renowned Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, his first UK commission, HippopoThames (visited by 132,000 people) wallowed happily in the waters at Nine Elms on the South Bank for the month of Totally Thames.

Commissioned by Thames Festival Trust with support from the Mayor of London, Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, Wanda One (UK) and Vauxhall One.


Fire Garden by Carabosse at Battersea Power Station

Fire alchemy at its very best: Fire Garden by Carbosse at Battersea Power Station was a monumental, breathtaking celebration of the iconic site's gritty, smoke belching industrial past. The final public event before it closed for redevelopment.


Rivers of the World

Delivered in partnership with the British Council, this extraordinary year-round project links thousands of young people in river cities around the world through learning about, and creating magnificent large-scale artworks that explore a common theme: their waterway.

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Totally Thames is delivered by the Thames Festival Trust in partnership with London First, the Mayor of London, Arts Council England, London & Partners, dozens of partners in the riverside boroughs, and many other sponsors and supporters.