A month-long annual arts and cultural festival, at venues spanning the length of the Thames. The sheer variety of events is staggering, from concerts and art installations to activities and exhibits.
This year’s centrepiece is the “Ship of Tolerance” installation on the Royal Docks. There’s also a scented look at Barking’s industrial past and a night of tango dancing aboard a 19th century paddle steamer. There’s plenty of action on the water too. That includes sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard taster sessions, a regatta and a Thames swim. Be sure check our complete guide for highlights before you make your way over!
If you’re on the lookout for something alternative this Christmas, where better to go than an independent artist’s market? The E17 Designers Market is back again this year, with new and regular makers and creators selling their wares. There’ll be […]
Hosted by the good folks behind Hackney Vegan Village and Ethical Emporium, Hackney Christmas Market returns triumphant and bigger than ever, with around 50 independent traders. What to see and do The focus is on socially conscious gifting, upcycling and […]
Columbia Road is usually at its busiest during the Sunday flower market, but the area is also home to over 60 independent shops, as well as restaurants, galleries and cafés. Shops and restaurants are opening late from 5-9pm on Columbia […]
Broadgate Circle will get a sparkling, festive makeover from concrete city space to a winter forest throughout November and December. The forest will be lined with pine trees, cosy wooden cabins and twinkly lights. Expect lots of food and drink,workshops,charity […]