Summer by the River is the perfect festival for those who enjoy summer and rivers. Obviously.
When the sun shines in London, there’s no better place to be than by the river. So it’s rather nice that, from June 1st, London will get a three-month festival overlooking the Thames at Tower Bridge. The 2018 incarnation of last year’s London Riviera, the succinct but unimaginatively-named Summer by the River will set up outside City Hall, laying on suspiciously summery events until September. And helpfully, the entire festival will be free.
In fact, Summer by the River is the largest free outdoor festival in the capital. They’ll bring #summervibes to London Bridge City, by transforming the space into a beautiful English country garden. Pimms at the ready for this one, chaps and chapettes. It’ll occupy a slice of the riverside from London Bridge Pier to The Scoop outside City Hall.
Aside from the pretty special views of Tower Bridge and its surroundings, Summer by the River will be laying on a programme of food and entertainment. A top lineup of street food vendors will rotate throughout the summer, serving food to hungry garden-goers. Meanwhile, live comedy and music, big screen films and sporting events, and family days will keep visitors entertained. Summer by the River will lay also on weekly events designed to make the best of summer. Look no further if you’re angling for some riverside revels this summer.
Location: London Bridge City, SE1 2DB. Nearest station is London Bridge
Opening hours: TBC. Summer by the River will run from June 1st to September 2nd.
Entry: free to participate, but food and drink will need to be purchased.
More information: keep an eye on the London Bridge City website.