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    Check out our 2018 diary for Thames events, Thames festivals and regattas. For Thames walks please click here

    Occasionally, there's a Royal Wedding like that of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, May 19th at Windsor that captures the attention of the whole world for a moment.And then there are numerous other regular top events events each year along the River Thames like Henley's Royal Regatta (June/July each year), the  annual Oxford and Cambridge university boat races (March/April each year), riverside music and flower festivals (Chelsea & Hampton Court), numerous town exhibitions, town and club races, small village fun and games- all celebrating their connection with Old Father Thames+++

    What's on in May 2018

    What's On Month-Date Location Link
    Charles II Art & Power 8th December 2017- 13th May 2018 The Queen's Gallery - Buckingham Palace More Info
    The Great British Seaside – a major photography
    exhibition celebrating Britain’s love affair with the seaside.
    March 23 – 30 Sept National Maritime Museum- Greenwich More Info
    The Tudor Pull - May 13th (ceremonial start 9am) from Hampton Court and on to Tower of London aboard Gloriana More Info
    Canalway Cavalcade May 5th - 7th Little Venice Regent's Canal More Info
    Mapledurham Food Festival 2018  5th-7th May 2018 Mapledurham House near Reading Berkshire More Info
    Abingdon Air and Country Show 6th May 2018        Abingdon Airfield  More Info
    London on Water Yacht May 10th - 12th St Katherine's Dock More Info
    The Royal Wedding - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle). May 19th  British pageantry, world class 
    RHS Chelsea Flower Show May 22nd - 26th Royal Hospital More Info
    Lechlade Music Festival Riverside  May 25th - 27th Lechlade Gloucestershire More Info
    Figureheads Design Your Own   May 27th -29th   National Maritime Museum        More Info