Totally Thames – London’s river festival • London Hostel, Palmers Lodge
The Houses of Parliament looking onto the Thames.

Totally Thames – London’s river festival

It’s time to go Totally Thames – London’s river festival running for all of September!

Totally Thames is a celebration of all things Thames, taking place throughout September. It will feature arts, music and community festivals; colourful regattas; thrilling river races; foreshore archaeology, exploration, environmental and educational activities; as well as river-linked activities in the 17 London riverside boroughs.

Looking magnificent, the sails of the Tall Ships flotilla will reach Greenwich on Thursday 4th of September and stay until Monday 7th and the Totally Thames Festival brings other surprises. So get up close and see it all from the river. Don’t miss out!!

City Cruises has special boats lined up and great offers on all other cruises. Totally fun and great value too – You can get the tickets from our reception. Have a look below for great offers!



Totally Thamesjet – 50% off


Start with a Thamesjet speedboat ride, and get unique riverside views of a giant wooden hippopotamus lurking in the Thames this month, then hold on tight as our RIB jetboats take you to the max, passed all the sights from Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf.

Adult: £24.50 I Child: £15.00 I Student: £17.15

Wednesday – Sunday during September


Tall Ships Fireworks – BOOK NOW FOR 4th-7th September    


Observe magnificent fireworks lighting up the sky above the Tall Ships. See and hear all their sound and fury from a fabulous 2 hour cruise complete with a glass of fizz and canapes. Spectacular!!!

Adult: £21.00

4th, 5th, 6th & 7th September


Tall Ships Afternoon Tea – 30% off


The highlight of the Greenwich Tall Ships festival is the magnificent “Parade of Sail”. Be part of this spectacle whilst indulging in our Afternoon Tea excursion.

Adult: £17.50 I Child: £10.50

9th September


Tall Ships Jet – 50% off       


Enjoy more speedy high jinks when the Tall Ships are in town, zipping past the Tall Ships, some that are moored and some sailing on your way to the Thames Barrier and back.

Adult: £24.50 I Child: £15.00 I Student: £17.15

4th – 7th September


Dining Cruises – 30% off bookings made during September     


To celebrate Totally Thames we have offers on dining and drinks. Sit back, relax and dine as live entertainers give you The London Showboat experience – 30% off.

Or listen to smooth saxophone on a Sundowner cocktail cruise with a welcome drink of fizz – 30% off.


Hispaniola Dining

Not to forget more great offers at the tightly-moored restaurant boat, the R.S. Hispaniola.

So don’t waste anymore time and ask our receptionists about this offers!!!