Here comes the Martime Summer!

Here comes the Martime Summer!

Maritime Summer is Here! Maritime Radio is opening up the BBQ Bangers again. A fantastic set of songs to provide the perfect soundtrack to your summer!

Turn your radio up and chill out with us this summer.

If there’s a song you think we should add to our Maritime summer line-up, get in touch.  Text us on 07716 432 711 or send us an email at

Throughout August, stay tuned to find out what’s going on locally. Even though things are a bit different this year, there is still plenty to see and do this summer.

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival

In August and September, Greenwich & Docklands International Festival (GDIF) returns. From the 28th August to the 12th of September.  This year organisers have worked to adapt the programme and prioritise the safety of artists and audiences. Bringing you stunning installations, site-responsive theatre and dance, and a touring programme of street arts delivered on people’s doorsteps.

GDIF is set to be the UK’s first full festival to take place since lock-down began in March. Much of the programme reflects the challenges and embraces the positives to come from the last few months. Whilst incorporating social distancing, ticketing for capacities, and some inventive re-imagining of public space to keep everyone safe.

You can find out more about the festival on the website.

Royal Greenwich- It’s Time

After months of staying at home and many events and shows postponed due to COVID-19, residents of Royal Greenwich are in for a treat with a festival set to take over the whole of the borough throughout August and September.

They have joined forces with Visit Greenwich and South East London Chamber of Commerce to plan and programme a celebration that will bring our communities together again and encourage residents onto our high streets and into our tourist attractions.

From Thamesmead and Abbey Wood to Eltham and Greenwich Town Centre, Royal Greenwich – It’s Time festival will feature special activities, events and offers for local people to enjoy in a safe and socially distanced way.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Council on the festival

Councillor Danny Thorpe, Leader of Royal Borough of Greenwich, said: “COVID-19 has affected our borough in ways we could never have imagined, and we know it’s been a tough time for many residents and businesses. Royal Greenwich – It’s Time is a way to celebrate our residents for staying at home to stop the spread of the virus and thank all the key workers who have kept the borough going.

“It’s also a way for us to kick-start our borough’s economy again, inspiring confidence among our residents to get back on the high streets and explore local attractions on their doorstep. With a whole range of events and activities planned, the festival promises to be a cultural extravaganza that unites residents from across the borough and supports our businesses to speed up the recovery of our local economy.”

COVID-19 has had an immense detrimental impact on tourism globally. For Greenwich, 2019 was a record year in terms of the value and volume of visits. 20 million tourists spent £1.56bn in the local economy last year. For 2020, since the lockdown in March, the visitor economy has been in freefall.

Visit Greenwich commenting on the impact the festival will have

Barrie Kelly, CEO, Visit Greenwich, added, “This is an opportunity to restart our visitor economy with our local audiences knowing they will be more confident to visit places on their doorstep. This is a great opportunity to create a stronger local, loyal, visitor market who in the future will return time and time again, spread the word and bring family and friends.

“We want to remind residents that they live in a wonderful place, one that millions of people travel from all over the world. Without tourists, locals can enjoy the whole borough as never before!”

The celebration will run from 1 August until 30 September. It is timed to complement the number of great events that are planned to take place. Including Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, Greenwich Comedy Festival, Open House London and Totally Thames.

Royal Greenwich – It’s Time will be open to everyone who lives, works or studies in the borough.

You can find out about events, activities and offers that are part of Royal Greenwich – It’s Time on the Visit Greenwich website.

Icon Outlet at the O2

And, if you fancy hitting the shops. Don’t forget you can get a fantastic discount with Maritime Radio and Icon Outlet at The O2!  Enjoy an extra 10% off the outlet price at some of the best designer brands. Brands included are Adidas, Calvin Klein, Nike and Tommy Hilfiger. That’s an extra 10% saving on top of already discounted prices. So now you really can afford to shop ‘til you drop.

To be an Icon Outlet VIP for the day, simply register online here and we’ll send your exclusive one day VIP card ready to use on your next visit.

Whatever you get up to, have a fantastic Maritime summer!