THE ROYAL Greenwich Tall Ships Festival drew to a close last week with the stunning sight of some fifty ships sailing down the Thames.
Thousands of spectators lined the sides of the river as the Parade of Sail took shape near Limehouse and then was led down the Thames by Polish sail training ship Dar Mlodziezy.
The brigs, the barques, the cutters, the sloops and the yawls that had been in London for five days in the capital's biggest tall ships event for twenty-five years delighted the onlookers on a warm late summer's day.
While Sail Greenwich, the company offering ticketed sailings from Woolwich Pier aboard a tall ship, should return in 2015, the next big tall ships event in London looks set to be the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta with the tall ships setting off from Greenwich to Quebec.
You can also enjoy tall ships in 2015 with the On The Thames calendar which is available now for £6 and includes the Alexander Von Humboldt II on the cover and inside, the Jolie Brise (which appeared in the recent festival) and also a collection of tall ships at Woolwich Royal Arsenal Pier as the sun sets behind.