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Ditch the hustle and bustle of the capital for our Summer by the River, where bliss is just a deep breath away. Starting on 1 June 2023 lose yourself in new experiences, reconnect with old friends and feed your curiosity or your appetite.

Running until 1 September, this year’s festival is bringing riverside retreat vibes to the banks of the Thames over three locations – The Scoop, Hay's Galleria and The Pier.

Live at The Scoop, join us for a vibrant mix of music, film, theatre and pop-up events all summer long. Lights Camera actions From family favourites to this year’s box office hits, we’re bringing the best of the silver screen to The Scoop every Tuesday evening. Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis, Matilda and more will have you gasping, laughing and singing along while the sun sets over the Thames. Fresh Summer Sounds. Thursday night is new music night at The Scoop, showcasing the hottest up-and-coming talent, including blistering line-ups presented by Jess Iszatt from BBC Music Introducing in London.

Anyone for tennis? Missed out on tickets to Wimbledon or Royal Ascot? Catch all the action from the summer’s biggest fixtures here in London Bridge City. Screening highlights from the cricket too, The Scoop’s the place to be – strawberries and Pimm’s optional.

Refresh and Unwind. Take time out for a little R&R at one of our pop-up bars this summer. Overlooking the Thames with stunning views of the City, the Riverside Terrace and Riverside Pavilion are serving up the hottest food and drink in town. Choose from an irresistible range of fried chicken burgers from Honey Honey Chicken or the ultimate comfort food, served hot and made-to-order by Bad Boy Pizza, before treating yourself to ice cream from crowd-pleasers Nice Day.

Whether you’re catching up with friends, planning the perfect date or just looking for somewhere to sit and watch the world roll by, our bars with their live DJ sets offer the ideal backdrop for your summer.

This is Summer by the River 2023. What are you going to do first?