Totally Thames is an annual festival that celebrates the River Thames, London’s iconic waterway. The two-week event includes over 100 activities and experiences, from boat tours and river crossings to concerts, art installations, open-air film screenings and street theatre performances. Each year the event culminates in the Great River Race, a tough 21-mile rowing race along the Thames from London Docklands to Ham House. The race is open to all kinds of boats – paddle steamers, fishing boats, dinghies, wooden skiffs – and attracts hundreds of amateur rowers each year. The best place to stay for this festival is London’s luxury hotel The Montcalm at the Brewery London city.