Thames Sailing Barge Parade & Popup Museum

16th &17th September 2017

Schedule - Times to be confirmed.

Friday 15th September:

Saturday 16th September 2017 (Parade Day) 

Tower Bridge Lifts at approx 12 Noon tbc

Address: Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2AA
River Thames, City of London, Upper Pool.


Best vantage points for pictures when the barges arrive are:
London Bridge (gives front view of barges - looking  down onto the whole parade with Tower Bridge in the background).

The banks around the Upper Pool:
South Bank (port view of barges - left side).
North Bank (starboard view of barges - right side)

Tower Bridge gives rear view of barges with ability to see the whole parade stemming the tide at London Bridge.

The barges are in the Upper pool for some 30-40 minutes before they are turned by tug boats and head back out towards West India Dock. Best view of the tugs turning the barges is at London Bridge.

Best vantage points for pictures when the barges are leaving are from the banks if you want Tower Bridge in your shots.
South Bank (starboard view of barges - right side).
North Bank (port view of barges - left side).
Taking pictures from Tower Bridge as the barges leave will give you an overhead view of the barges down onto the decks. You will need a wide angle to get the whole barge in your shots.

Sunday 17th September 2016  (Popup Museum) 10am - 5pm
Address: Millwall Quay, Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, E14 9SG

Public Transport : South Quay DLR line

Last Updated 17th March 2017
Please check back regularly, especially nearer the event days for up-to-date-information on the scheduling.