The inaugural Thames Festival in 1997 impressed disbelieving Londoners with a river-defying high wire walk and this year could be just as spectacular. A 1,500 strong procession featuring musicians, dancers, giant sculptures and lanterns will once more liven up a traffic free Victoria Embankment while a flotilla of rivercraft will take place at around 6pm. The event concludes with a firework display from Christophe Berthonneau, a pyrotechnician of world renown, whose computer-driven bangs and whizzes take to the skies at 9.15pm.
Best viewpoints are at Victoria Embankment, Waterloo Bridge and the South Bank, (0171-928 899); tomorrow, free
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