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Mayor’s Thames Festival is ‘running’ on the waterside of London. This year it is bigger than previous years. Until 15th September come on over and enjoy the party with Hyde Park Hotels. Westpoint hotel and Abbey Court hotel are 10 minutes walking from where all the fun is. This annual event it is unique and has a lot to offer to all visitors. Walkers, swimmers, kayakers, rowers, sailors, anyone who loves river can join this incredible event.
This year the calendar is even more attractive. You can join in a cruise with Dan Cruickshank. The famous National Geographic and BBC presenter will take you on an architectural tour of London’s bridges. From the past to present, the art historian will show how these Bridges have shaped London’s history.
Thames Festival has a lot more to offer. From climate change, geography and cartography to literature, cinema, art and architecture. Choose what attracts you more and enjoy this party in the riverside.
Do you want to know all the secrets and stories from river Thames? This year celebrated authors and Blue Badge Guides will show fascinating walking exploration of London’s famous river. And why not doing it with a chorus? On 15th September 600 London school children will perform a repertoire of songs inspired by the maritime history.
This year we do not have fireworks and the usual night carnival. That is alright. We all can handle a party without fireworks and dancing. Check how you can celebrate London’s river at http://thamesfestival.org/
London is filled with beautiful architecture. If you intend to come London for a weekend, you will visit the obvious London landmarks, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge, The newest Shard, designed by an Italian architect is the tallest building in the capital. Some say there you can see the best view in the city. The viewing platform gives you an opportunity to see the whole of London, towering over other famous buildings.
There are other iconic buildings that are hidden gems. . .The annual architectural showcase Open House London occurs during the weekend of 21st and 22nd September, and this is an excellent time to see prominent buildings normally closed to the public. You do not have to book to visit the buildings but you do need to get in early to reserve a place.
Visit The Monument, this iconic structure was built to commemorate the Great Fire Of London. Do not forget to prepare yourself and climb all the 311 stairs and get rooftop and enjoy the views of the city. St. Paul’s Cathedral was recently scooped the silver in the 2012 British Travel Award’s best UK Heritage Attraction category. Attractions include the Whispering Gallery at the top of the building. For more information visit: http://www.londonopenhouse.org
There are hundreds of variety of architecture design that you can enjoy during your stay in London. Make your plans and choose a suitable Hotel to stay over. Westpoint Hotel is a historic building, as well. A Victorian building that will make you go back into a different age, and with a touch of modernity. Make your journey, go to www.westpointhotel.com and book your holidays.