Boats working the river – a Totally Thames gallery

Totally Thames is an annual season of diverse and accessible arts and culture that runs throughout the month of September. The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses. Its aims are to: Spotlight the river with excellent, surprising and spectacular art Champion a diverse and …

Giles BroadbentBoats working the river – a Totally Thames gallery
Winter Lights is returning to Canary Wharf in 2018 (Image: Canary Wharf Group)

Winter Lights returns to Canary Wharf in January

One of the most spectacular and successful installations at Canary Wharf is returning in the new year. Winter Lights, which saw brilliant and mesmeric artworks in unexpected corners of the estate, will be shining bright between January 16-27 in 2018. Read more: Think about this – Rodin is coming to Canary Wharf The sculptures, structures and installations are the creations …

Giles BroadbentWinter Lights returns to Canary Wharf in January
The traditional skills of fishmongers will be put to the test at Billingsgate

Top fishmongers put through their plaices at Billingsgate

The UK’s top fishmongers will be flaunting their fish filleting skills in London this August bank holiday weekend (August 26-27), as the British Fish Craft Championships return to the historic Billingsgate Market neighbouring Canary Wharf. It is the competition’s 65th anniversary and is being held at Billingsgate for the first time since the mid-80s. The competition will feature 55 of Britain’s finest …

Giles BroadbentTop fishmongers put through their plaices at Billingsgate
Jupiter and Mercury Clippers on the Thames together for the first time

New Thames Clippers vessels enter service

Two new Thames Clippers are now working together on the thames. Jupiter began service on Thursday (August 17) after completing the 200 mile journey from the Wight Shipyard Co Ltd on the Isle of Wight to Clippers HQ at Trinity Buoy Wharf. She joined sister ship Mercury which was put to work on the Thames in June. MBNA Thames Clippers’ co-founder and …

Giles BroadbentNew Thames Clippers vessels enter service
Rail workers remove points at London Bridge as part of the Thameslink upgrade

DLR comes under pressure as trains avoid key stations

DLR stations serving south London are likely to be busy next week because of a knock-on from Network Rail works, says TfL. Southeastern Trains are not serving Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge because between Saturday, August 26, and Saturday, September 2, leaving thousands of people looking for alternatives. The pressure will transfer to Woolwich Arsenal, Greenwich and Lewisham …

Giles BroadbentDLR comes under pressure as trains avoid key stations
Crossrail escalators at Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf gets an extra burst of escalator speed

Canary Wharf people move faster than the rest London. It’s a conclusion that can be made from observation at the Waitrose Self Service tills – and soon it will be built into the fabric of Crossrail. The escalators at Elizabeth line stations will all travel at 0.5 metres per second. Except in Canary Wharf where they will hit 0.75 metres …

Giles BroadbentCanary Wharf gets an extra burst of escalator speed