London Mayor’s Thames Festival – 2010 – Revel in the Joy of Fun and Games

The city of London has garnered a name for itself as a ‘world in one city’. This should be attributed to the fact that this teeming metropolis has managed to flawlessly imbibe the flavors of the world over with that of what is essentially British culture. London also has the prestige of being home to the Westminster Parliament, the London Eye and Tower Bridge.

In keeping with London’s fast paced, vibrant lifestyle, the Mayor’s Thames Festival is celebrated as one of the city’s biggest crowd pullers. Established in 1997 by having a high wire walk spanning the Thames, it’s now the largest arts festival that is open to one and all free of charge. A spectacular way to celebrate the cultural diversity within the city, this lively, colorful festival promises to be one long party until the end. Displaying everything from river events to street art, to circus performances and pyrotechnics, this event is set to entertain crowds without reserve.

Going on board within the month of September, this two day festival is usually held within the boundaries that span the Tower and Westminster Bridges. Held as an annual event, this fun filled fiesta is abundant with good food, music, dance and even street markets. With an active interest towards participation, the daytime festivities are nothing compared to the revelries that take place when dusk falls. Thames Festival Night Carnival is one of the most anticipated events in the agenda. Continuing with its dance and music revelry, nighttime at the festival also comes with multicolored lantern processions, vibrant costumes and floats. The night ends with a literal bang as fireworks are set to light up the city sky in a wonderful display of color.

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Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.