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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

The Rivers Trust

Cross River Partnership

The Times 'Clean It Up' campaign


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

Ebb & Flow  - Notes on the Tidal Thames

Thames Alive

Portable Antiquities Scheme

British Canoeing

Go Paddling

Inland Waterways Association

Thames Punting Club

Docklands History Group

West London River Group

River  Residents Group

Maritime Volunteer Service - Kingston

Lower Thames Crossing


Thames Historic Barge Driving Trust

The Hennerton Backwater Association


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

Thames Visitor Moorings

Illuminated River

Go Paddling


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

The Pudge Project

The Twickenham Coalition


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. 

Active 360 - Stand Up Paddleboarding

Bisham Abbey Sailing School


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

​Thames Sailing Barge Trust

Thames Sailability


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

Thames Alive

Thames Traditional Boat Festival



Stolen Boats

"Thames Smooth Waters" - the Thames in literature

Riverside Property Experts - sponsors of Thames Guardian magazine.

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Thames Clippers - Tate Modern



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Trad Boat Festival Henley

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Teddington Lock Weir

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Polish Ship 

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Tudor Pull, Richmond

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Richmond Canoe Club


Bridge at Walton-on-Thames

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Eynsham Lock

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