The Thames Revival – Vintage Boating At St Katharine Docks, London
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th September 2010
Dockside Activities from Noon
Tickets to the Enclosure are available in advance only via Ticketweb and cost £15
Dress Code – Nautical Glamour Through The Ages
The Thames Revival is an annual event that celebrates vintage glamour, classic boats and the golden days of sailing and will be taking place from Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th September 2010.
Taking place in St Katharine Docks in the shadow of Tower Bridge, The Thames Revival will feature beautifully restored classic boats and stylish vintage dress, forming an eye catching gathering never seen before in central London.
Over fifty classic boats, including vintage Oyster Smacks, Thames Barges, Oxford and Cambridge boats and Classic Yachts will moor in St Katharine Docks for the occasion, representing London sailing throughout the ages. Making the spectacle even more charming, the sailors will be in classic sailing costume that is particular to the era of their boat, reviving the timeless elegance of English boating. Over Saturday and Sunday, St Katharine Docks will be awash with nautical revelry as guests decked out in their finest vintage regalia gather on the dockside enclosure and floating pontoons. Throughout the day, live swing and jazz bands will play as guests dance between the bunting and fairy lights strung between the boats, while others can enjoy old-fashioned deck games and boat-themed activities.
The bar, run by Bourne and Hollingsworth, will serve signature classic cocktails and Champagne, while beer enthusiasts can enjoy a selection of Ales from barrels rolled straight out of the Shepherd Neame Victorian Thames Barge anchored nearby. Peckish sailors will be able to choose from a selection of British hearty fare, including a succulent Hog Roast and sausage sandwiches. The more dainty can enjoy Afternoon Tea while taking a break from a strenuous game of shuffleboard.
Delighting sailing and vintage enthusiasts alike, The Thames Revival is a unique and quintessentially English event that after a successful launch last year has grown significantly and is set to become an iconic fixture on the London summer festival circuit.