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Useful Links

We are pleased to offer  links to other organisations with river interests that you may find useful.


Organisations dedicated to the care and improvement of the River Thames:

Port of London Authority

Environment Agency

Thames Anglers' Conservancy

Thames Rivers Trust

Thames 21

Upper Thames Protection Society


Other organisations with an interest in the Thames:

Thames Estuary Partnership

Inland Waterways Association

Campaign to Protect Rural England - Oxfordshire

Cotswold Canal Trust

National Coastwatch Institution

Canal & River Trust

River Thames Boat Project

The Swan Sanctuary, Shepperton


Information for visitors and other river users:

River Thames Guide

River Thames News

Boating on The Thames

Thames Path Guide

Thames Path National Trail

Discovering Britain From the Royal Geographic Society, a series of walking routes, including the Thames near Marlow and Oxford.

Thames Landscape Strategy - a 100 year blueprint for the Arcadian Thames between Weybridge and Kew.

Visit Thames

Thames Estuary Path

Thames Discovery Programme


Local interests & societies:

Marlow Society

Maidenhead  Heritage Centre

Maidenhead Waterways Restoration Group

Friends of Battersea Park

Leigh Society

Chiswick Pier Trust

Walton-on-Thames Trading Alliance

East Berkshire Ramblers' Group

Oxford Preservation Trust

BlueTown Heritage Centre -  Sheerness, Kent


Watersports & clubs

Thames Traditional Rowing Association - Promoting fixed seat rowing and sculling in traditional cutters

Westminster Boating Base - A charity teaching water skills in the heart of London

Merchant Navy Association Boat Club

On the Water - British Marine Federation's online guide to boating and watersports; essential information to inspire you to get on the water.

DBA - The Barge Association - For anyone interested in leisure boating on the inland waterways of Europe.

Outdoor Swimmer - The world’s first and only dedicated open water swimming magazine. 


Education and promoting access to the river:

Thames Explorer Trust

Rivertime Boat Trust - access to boating for children and adults with disabilities

River and Rowing Museum - Henley-on-Thames

Researching the River Thames - an environmental history guide from the University of Greenwich

Panorama of the Thames - a unique visual record of the river from Georgian times to the present day

Thames Discovery Programme


Historic Craft:

Medway Queen - Heroine of Dunkirk

Consuta - 1898 fast steam launch

Cambria - Thames sailing barge reconstruction



Thames Sailing Barge Match

Great River Race

Thames Festival

Lord Mayor's Show

Queen's Rowbarge Gloriana



Stolen Boats

"Thames Smooth Waters" - the Thames in literature

Riverside Property Experts - sponsors of Thames Guardian magazine.

Thames Clippers - Tate Modern


Trad Boat Festival Henley

Teddington Lock Weir

Polish Ship 


Tudor Pull, Richmond

Richmond Canoe Club

Bridge at Walton-on-Thames

Eynsham Lock


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