Art Night returns to London on 7 July 2018 with a special all-night River Bus service
MBNA Thames Clippers will have Londoners tater-ing at the edge of their seats as they sail from pier to pier this Art Night on the capital’s fleet of high-spud catamarans, as Bompas & Parr presents a night of potato-based art and entertainment inspired by the humble tuber’s journey from New World delicacy to global culinary ubiquity.
This year, Art Night and MBNA Thames Clippers have created a bespoke overnight River Bus service for Art Night audiences. Running on a half-hourly loop from 1900 to 0400, the MBNA Thames Clippers Art Night boat will stop at London Eye (Waterloo) Pier, St George Wharf (Vauxhall) Pier and Battersea Power Station Pier. The usual scheduled RB2 service will also be running for the start of the festival.
Food art maestros, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, will be entertaining travellers with their special ‘Ode to the Potato’ on the river with a waterborne sports bar, dispensing high-starch libations and snacks on the Thames’ only potato party-boat against a canvas of potato-based video art.
Art Night is one of London’s largest free contemporary art festivals. For the first time, Art Night heads south of the river, transforming the Thames riverbank between the Southbank Centre and Battersea Power Station. Art aficionados will be able to travel on the River Bus between venues and exhibitions using contactless and Oyster Pay As You Go with single fares from £5.60 for TfL Travelcard holders.
MBNA Thames Clippers is London’s leading river boat service, connecting many of the capital’s top attractions and providing passengers with the chance to take in the iconic London skyline from the river along the way. A River Roamer ticket online costs £16.30 for adults and £8.15 for children, with a family ticket (two adults and up to three children (5-15 years; under 5s travel free as standard)) costing £32.60.