Take to the water this Summer and explore some of London’s exciting events that are taking place along the Thames.
Macs magazine has chosen three events that we would recommend taking part in for an interesting and different timeout in London.
Architecture on the Thames Sunset Tours
This Saturday 7th or Wednesday 15th of June enjoy a fascinating trip along the Thames and see some of the Capital’s most iconic architecture in the process. The river trip will focus on the importance of the river front architecture and how there is such an architectural diversity along the Thames. All taking place as the sunsets, cruise along the river and taking in the beautiful surroundings. Take on board the fantastic commentary provided from your guide Benedict O’Lonney who has a true interest in the architecture of the buildings and bridges along the Thames. With ticket prices at £35.50 this is certainly a trip not to be missed. Bookings must be made in advance and tickets are set to sell out quickly.
For more information visit http://open-city.org.uk/activities/yearround/boat.html
Beginners Evening Paddle
This is an event that has been set up in London to get people in to canoeing and kayaking. This summer take to the water at Westminster Boating Base for a three hour training session. All the equipment is provided and a session costs as little as £13. With experienced trainers on hand you are certain to learn the essentials of canoeing along the Thames. It is important you bring a change of clothes, as you’re guaranteed to get wet, but it being sunny and hot should mean you dry off pretty quickly. If you are aged between 18 and 80 then this will be a fantastic experience for you.
For more information visit http://www.westminsterboatingbase.co.uk/activities/kayak-canoe
River Rat Race – 16th August 2014
The River rat race is London’s first water based obstacle course. The 10 Kilometre challenge is fundraising for the homelessness charity Shelter. Every participant’s entry includes a £10 donation to Shelter. Participants will need to run, jump, swim, kayak and climb their way across the course at the Docklands in Excel East London. The biggest obstacle to overcome is the 20ft plummet into the Thames. There is expected to be a huge crowd of spectators lining the banks of the Thames to cheer on the participants. We definitely recommend this event as it will be great fun and part of your ticket goes towards charity.
For more information on the river rat race visit http://www.londonriverratrace.com/
Written by Elliot Flood