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Winter Events in London

Winter Events

Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers*

Beyond The Deepening Shadow is a display of thousands of flames in the Tower of London Moat. This artistic tribute was designed by Tom Piper with sound artist Mira Calix & will run for 8 nights from the 4th November 2018 until the 11th November 2018. The commemoration will unfold during the four hour display, starting with a procession led by the Yeoman Warders of the Tower of London. The Yeoman Warders are distinguished service men & women & will ceremonially light the first flame before a team of volunteers light the rest of the installation.

 4th-11th November 2018 – 17:00-21:00

*This photo is the property of Bex Walton on Flickr, is licensed by Creative Commons & has been resized.

Tower Skate

 23rd November 2018-6th January 2019

Skate at Somerset House

The ice rink returns to Somerset House on the 14th November & will be open day & night. Skate Lates will feature music nights throughout the festive season & the Fortnum’s Lodge is the perfect place for a sweet treat after a skating session.

The Fortnum’s Lodge will be serving a number of delicacies designed for two to share including Mulled Wine & a Sharing Mince Pie for Two (£28), Champagne & Chocolate Fondue for Two & Red Wine (£34), Baked Camembert with Brioche for Two (£40).

 14th November 2018-13th January 2019

Southbank Centre Winter Market

For six weeks Southbank Centre are adding two new food & drink pop-ups to their retinue. Visit Bar Under the Bridge for cocktails & a selection of cheese-inspired dishes including cheese boards, charcuterie, croque monsieur & baked Camembert.

The Circus Bar will be situated in front of Royal Festival Hall & will feature fire-pits, hot smoked salmon baguettes, steak, mulled cider & mulled wine. A range of traders will also be serving festive street food including traditional foods like bratwurst & sweeter treats like pancakes & waffles.

The Southbank Centre Food Market is also open from Friday – Sunday in Southbank Centre Square.

 9th November 2018-27th December 2018
 Sunday-Thursday 11:00-22:00
 Friday-Saturday 11:00-23:00

Destinations

Westminster Pier is located on the North shore of the River Thames in the City of Westminster. The pier is a short walk from the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), Westminster Abbey & St. Margaret’s Church (A UNESCO World Heritage Site). Numerous museums & landmarks are within walking distance of Westminster Pier including the Banqueting House, Household Cavalry Museum, the National Gallery & the London Eye.

Thames River Services Winter Timetable

 10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:30**

 

**The 15:30 sailing does not operate during January & February.

 10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 15:50**

**The 15:50 sailing does not operate during January & February.

 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 16:00, 16:30**

 

**The 16:30 sailing does not operate during January & February.

Standard Ticket Prices

A 2 Day River Pass allows unlimited travel on our services for two days. Passengers can embark & disembark at Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay & Greenwich Pier. A River Pass allows you to travel by boat between some of London’s most popular attractions including the New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, Cutty Sark & National Maritime Museum.

2 Days

Adult: 2 Day River Pass: £21.00

Child: 2 Day River Pass: £13.75

Senior: 2 Day River Pass: £15.00

A visit to London isn’t complete without a cruise on the River Thames. Thames River Sightseeing operate regular services from six piers on the River Thames including Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Tower Bridge Quay (St. Katharine Pier) & Greenwich Pier. Thames River Sightseeing cruise 361 days a year & operate a fleet of all-weather vessels with spacious open decks perfect for the summer months & heated saloons with panoramic windows for the colder months. The vessels range from more traditional River Thames passenger boats (London Rose) to more modern vessels purposefully built for the River Thames (Thomas Doggett). A cruise between Westminster & Tower Bridge Quay takes just 30-40 minutes & passes numerous London landmarks including the New Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), the London Eye, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Shard, London Bridge & Tower Bridge.

Passengers can embark at Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, Bankside Pier, Tower Bridge Quay or Greenwich & take advantage of a range of ticketing options. Single tickets are suited for day trippers or passengers travelling in or out of London & return tickets allow passengers to disembark & explore before joining a return sailing later the same day. A 2 Day River Pass is the perfect option for anyone visiting London over multiple days. A River Pass allows unlimited travel on our services for just £21.00 per adult, a family River Pass is just £42.00 (for 2 Adults + 3 Children).

Thames River Sightseeing also offer excellent group rates & discounts which are perfect for families, tour companies or travel trade. Toilet facilities & a Multilingual Audio Guide are available on all sailings. The Multilingual Audio Guide is an informative commentary available through our onboard Wi-Fi in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin (Smart device & headphones are not provided, Read More).

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