Things to do
Londoners have a whole host of reasons to head down to St Katharine Docks this summer, as Central London’s only marina comes alive with an exciting programme of events.
- The newly-refurbished marina gets ready to host some of the capital’s most exciting cultural highlights
The schedule guarantees something for everyone including the return of the popular floating film festival, water zorbing in the marina (yes, really!) and a giant screen dedicated to showing the best of the summer’s sporting highlights.
The lively and picturesque Docks is also a natural location for the summer’s best Thames and boating-related events. St Kats will host the renowned boat show London On-Water and once again be a major focal point for the Totally Thames Festival. There will also be a wide range of fun activities to support For Fish’s Sake, which aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the Thames.
Feel Good Fridays at the Docks will also be a magnet for everyone looking to kick back and relax after a busy week, with live music and some of the capital’s best street food.
Summer at St Kats will be kicking off on the 2 June and will run up until 29 September.
- Summer at St Kats launch: St Katharine Docks is kicking off its summer events programme in style, with a launch on Friday 2 June, where participants are able to gain their passport to summer at St Kats! There will be live music, delicious street food from the World Food Market and lots of giveaways.
- London on Water: London on Water, London’s number one floating yachting and boating festival, will be hosted at St Katharine Docks 8 -11 June. The four-day free event will showcase the top yachts and boats available, from luxury yachts to RIBs, and there will also be a ‘Mariner’s Retail Village’ selling everything from specialty clothing to unique gifts, perfect for nautical devotees. This year for the first time the Docks will also be screening the Americas Cup races from Bermuda on a large outdoor screen on Marble Quay.
- Art Night: St Katharine Docks’ very own White Mulberries will be transformed into the bar of The Egg Eating Egret as part of renowned free contemporary arts festival, Art Night, which transforms London’s public spaces, secret venues and landmarks on 1 July. This year’s focus on the East End is in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery and independent curator Fatos Ustek.
- Summer Sports Screenings: The Docks is ensuring you catch the best of this summer’s sporting events by hosting a big screen between 3 July – 13 August on the floating pontoon, with screenings including Wimbledon and the World Athletics Championships. Complete with deckchairs to sit back and relax in whilst watching the games and a host of places to buy food and drink, there’s no better place to watch sport this summer
- Floating Film Fortnight: The docks will be hosting a fortnight film festival on its floating pontoon 17-30 July, screening the very best modern classics that cinema has to offer. Film showings start at 7pm as well as two family screenings on Saturday and Sunday starting at 2pm. Guests are invited to sit on bean bags and deckchairs and enjoy the films with snacks, cool craft beer and cocktails. Tickets are £10 and will be available from YPlan, with the full film programme available soon.
- Zorbing For Fish’s Sake: Teaming up with Hubbub, St Katharine Docks will be hosting a fun day of zorbing on 3 August, where visitors can go for a zorb or else learn about this fantastic campaign which is aiming to encourage London’s residents, commuters and tourists to stem the flow of litter into the River Thames #FFSLDN.
- Classic Boats Festival: St Katharine Docks will again provide its annual fun day for the entire family, by holding the Classic Boats Festival in association with Totally Thames Festival, a celebration of beautiful classic boats, alongside a range of waterside attractions on 9 –10 September, 11am – 5pm. There will be live music family entertainment and open boat tours as well as classic street food.
- Feel Good Fridays: Kicking off the September weekends in the right way, the Docks will be hosting Feel Good Fridays on 8,15, 22 and 29 September with each Friday focusing on a different genre of live music, in association with DiscMuseum, complemented by the weekly World Food Market which will be serving up everyone’s favourite street food.