We're looking forward to the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on June 3rd. It will feature 1,000 boats and be watched by over a million spectators, as it travels down the river between Putney and Tower Bridge. Taking about 90 minutes to pass any given point, the flotilla will be over seven miles long and – [...]
We are running a Cafe and Christmas Market on the moorings from Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th December. We will be open from 10am-4pm and late night on Wednesday until 7pm. (we wont be open on Friday 9th).
The Oral History Cafe (coffee, cream teas and home-made cake!) at HCM is open from 10th to 18th September, every day from 11am to 4pm, in the beautiful surroundings of Hermitage’s floating Pier House on the Thames. While you enjoy a cuppa and a cake, you can listen to tales and memories from A Sense [...]
The Summer Shindig will be on Saturday 9th July on The Green, Wapping Lane, and will coincide with the HCM Open Weekend (9th and 10th, 11am-4pm). Events include Wapping Olympics, riverboat cruises, history walks, live music, homemade food and clothes stalls. The Children’s Parade will be crowned by Shaun Austin, the Pearly King of Wapping who [...]
This evening the moon reached its closest point to the Earth for almost two decades (although the 0.3% difference would be hard to see!). A clear, still and cool evening meant that conditions were good for photographing from the moornings. (other links: guardian / wikipedia /astronomy / sky at night) (NB: there was no substantial [...]
HCM is featured again this year in Open House London Weekend – the capital’s greatest architectural showcase. Please feel free to come along between 10am and 4pm on either day of 18 & 19 September - address and maps here. Find out more about this year’s OHLW highlights, including; Neighbourhood walks looking at the spaces [...]
Please join us on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June, between 11am and 4pm for our Open Weekend. Aside from the usual stunning views of Tower Bridge and a collection of beautiful historic vessels, we'll be holding a boat jumble sale - with all proceeds to our resident charity (Hermitage River Projects) - and serving [...]
Canadian Clive Hamman has been sailing round the globe in his vessel, a Chinese Junk replica called Nuthin Wong, for the last 17 years. The next leg of the voyage over the next 9 months is to get across the Altantic. The vessel is only 18m or so and 4m on the beam. He is [...]