Classic Boat Festival

04 September 2021

This September marks the return of the Classic Boat Festival at St. Katharine Docks. This year’s festival, which will run on 4th and 5th September will offer an impressive display of around 40 beautiful vintage boats and a wide array of unique waterside activities. It will be one of the highlights of Totally Thames 2021, a month-long celebration of the London’s iconic waterway and its rich history through a range of river-based events.

St. Katharine Docks provides the perfect setting for a journey through time admiring the festival’s historic vessels, chatting with their passionate owners and hearing their fascinating stories. This year’s boats will include a significant proportion of the surviving ‘little ships’ which rescued 336,000 trapped Allied soldiers on the beaches at Dunkirk in 1940.

Saturday 4th September, 11am-6pm

  • Paddlboarding Taster Sessions available all day. Simply visit our Welcome Tent to book your slot.
  • 11:30am - SKD Talk, Sail Cargo by Gareth Maeer 
  • 12pm - Live Jazz Quartet on Marble Quay
  • 3pm - SKD Talk, Mud Larking on the Thames with Ted Sandling 

Sunday 5th September, 11am-5pm

  • Paddlboarding Taster Sessions available all day. Simply visit our Welcome Tent to book your slot.
  • 11:30am - SKD Talk, Havengore - A Very Special Vessel
  • 12pm - Live Music from the Thames Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • 1:45pm - SKD Talk, The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships 


In addition to all of these waterside activities and attractions, you can also enjoy a spot of lunch or dinner at one of our wonderful bars, cafes and restaurants. Simply show your Festival programme at any of the following to benefit from one of these offers >

Natural Kitchen - Free glass of fizz with every main meal ordered. One free glass of Prosecco with every full priced main dish from the full menu when showing the Classic Boat Festival programme. Must be over 18. Available from midday on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September at Natural Kitchen St Katharine Docks only.

Traders Wine Bar - Complimentary small cheese platter for 2 when you spend over £25 on wine

Ping Pong Dim Sum - Kids eat free. Offer valid for one kid accompanied by an adult spending minimum £15 on any food and drinks. Kids free meal can be chosen from Ping Pong Kids menu only. Offer is valid for a single use only. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer voucher or discount. No cash alternatives available. Ping Pong management reserve the right to change or terminate the offer at any time.

The Dickens Inn - 20% off food

Strada - Kids can enjoy three courses and a drink for £1. Up to 4 x Kids’ Menus discounted to £1 each when 1 x main course is purchased at full price. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or discount




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