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Giant hippo heralds start of Totally Thames festival

London SE1 website team

A 21-metre wooden hippopotamus was towed up the Thames through the centre of London on Tuesday to mark the start of Totally Thames, a month-long river festival.

Giant hippo heralds start of Totally Thames festival
Photo courtesy of Team London Bridge

Totally Thames is the new name for The Mayor's Thames Festival, the long-established September celebration of all things river related.

The giant hippo – created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman – will be exhibited throughout the month at Nine Elms.

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