The festival's River Parade is an annual event celebrating the Thames and all who float on her: from pleasure cruisers to sailing barges, luxury yachts to oyster smacks, the River Parade swells the Thames with big boats, small boats, old boats and new boats – with a healthy disregard for pomp and pageantry!
This year, there is music from the Trumpet Heralds of the Royal Marines, Soloists of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Dixieland Jazz Band, the Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band and Beatroots Bateria. The Parade is due to proceed downriver through Westminster Bridge at 3.00pm reaching Tower Bridge by 3.30pm. There is live commentary on all the action on Millennium Bridge.
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