In what is an all too infrequent event the Royal Group of Docks in the east end of London has seen a large number of boats gracing the waters.
Whilst these are small luxury motor yachts rather than the cargo ships of days gone by it is none the less good that the waters are busy once more.
The reason for the flurry of activity is that the first arrivals for the London Boat Show 2016 have made their way to London.
Whilst the show itself doesn’t open until 8th January 2016 it takes quite a bit of time to set up the show as the majority of the boats are exhibited inside the ExCel exhibition centre.
There will be a few more arrivals by water over the coming weeks and a large number of exhibits will arrive by road.
This is a video of the second group passing through the bascule bridge.
The final big yacht to arrive for the show was the Sunseeker 131 – arriving for its official launch at the show.
More pictures can be seen here.