Royal Greenwich in London will host to an action-packed festival starting next week

More than 50 elegant

tall ships are set to descend on London’s Royal Greenwich as part of the Tall

Ships Regatta 2014.

Racing from Falmouth

to the Isle of Wight over the next few days, the 52 vessels will then make

their way to London ahead of the festival’s start on the 5th of September.

This will be London’s

largest Tall Ship event in 25 years, finishing on the 9th September.

Members of the public

will have the chance to step aboard many of the ships at the festival at a

number of locations on the river.

A small fee of £3 will

be charged for taking a river shuttle from Greenwich Pier to see the largest

ship visiting the festival, the Dar


Meanwhile, for those

who wish to stay on dry land, there are plenty of events going on across the

festival for the whole family to enjoy, from fireworks displays to live music

and performances.

One of the highlights

of the festival will be the Royal Pageant on the 7th of September,

featuring the Queen’s row barge Gloriana.

The parade will take

place between 11.30am and 1pm at Maritime Greenwich.

For more information

about the festival visit their website here.