Friday 14 September 2012

Mayor's Thames Festival 2012

The 8th and 9th of September saw the Mayor's Thames Festival come alive again for another year. This annual event takes place all along the South bank of the river Thames from Tower Bridge up to the London Eye.

It was our fourth year to join the festival and our third year in the More London area which hosts many performing artists in the amphitheater cut into the walkway. The weather was perfect throughout the entire duration giving us all perhaps one last taste of summer.

The festival seemed smaller this year as the large grassed area near Tower Bridge had been given over to spectators of the paralympics where they could watch sports live on a large screen.

Those who have seen our stall before will note from the above photo that we used a smaller stall than usual. Our regular stall is too deep to be accommodated along the walkway, but we managed to show almost all of our usual products.

 The Mayor's Thames Festival always finishes with a spectacular, if not rather late, fireworks display further up the river. This year was no exception, but for those of us near Tower Bridge, we were treated to an additional short display of fireworks marking the end of the London's paralympic games.

For more information about this annual event, please follow the link below to the official website: