Thames Festival, Signing Off

The scene: sundown on a calm Sunday evening with clear-ish skies.
oxo tower and sky

Features among the cast of characters:
Prehistoric animals

(Yes, that is London Eye in the background. Yes, that is wicked cool.)

mardi gras singers

scaring children

lion on stilts

monkey head

cleopatra and st pauls

(Yes, that is St Paul’s in the background. I know, I know – I’ll give it a rest.)




And the finale –

Go to Vimeo.

This will become a new tradition for The Huddlestons. Let us know if you fancy joining us next year!

Thanksgiving, Lord Mayor’s Style

No one told me that London celebrates Thanksgiving. Ok, so they call it ‘feast on the bridge’… Whatev.
feast on the bridge

Apparently the end of summer is marked by the Thames Festival, a two day outdoor arts event put on by the Thames Festival Trust.
thames festival

The Southwark Bridge was lit up like a garden reception.
Jen and the bridge

It’s the biggest end-of-summer-harvest party I have ever seen.
southwark bridge dining

dining on southward bridge

southwark bridge crowd

There were unique stalls and installations – some educational, others just fun.
thames festival activity

bicycle cinema

Yeah, I could use this kind of thing at home.
bicycle cinema two

To work off dinner.
buddha bowl

(Must. Replicate.) Brown Rice, sweet potato and pineapple curry, kale?, blackened tofu. MMMMmmm.

Oh, yeah.
konditor and cook

I did have a gingerbread man from Konditor and Cook.
gingerbread men

You should have been here for this.

Festivities stretched along the southbank from Westminster to Tower Bridge.
vw and tower bridge

You would look good in this picture. See you September 2011?
tower bridge

Sunday = Carnival+fireworks. For the win. Full report coming soon, same Bat time – same Bat channel.