Waka on the Thames @ Tower Bridge (1 July)

July 1, 2011

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Want to see something this week that you’ve never seen before? Well, we reckon we’ve found the perfect event for you!

On 1st July on the Thames, watch an amazing free event called Waka on the Thames, where a traditional New Zealand war canoe takes to the river with a 16 man crew, all in full traditional dress.

A Waka is a Maori war canoe that can be up to 40 metres in length. Usually hand carved and decorated, these canoes are pretty spectacular.

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After Waka on the Thames be sure to visit Paternoster Square for another excellent demonstration. Here the Waka will be on display alongside the Maori tribesman who will perform the dance made famous by the All Blacks Rugby Union team, the Haka. Haka performances are at 1pm – 1.15pm and 1.45pm – 2.00pm.

This is part of the City of London Festival, where the City’s unique buildings and outdoor spaces are brought to life with an extensive artistic programme of music, visual arts, film, walks and talks, much of it free to the public.

The Festival entertains all those that live, work and visit this special location with unique events and world-class artists in beautiful surroundings.

Event Info:

In order to get a good view make sure to visit the north Riverside Walk.

Location: Tower Bridge

Time: 10.30am

Price: FREE