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ABOUT THIS SITE

Welcome to the Port of London Authority's dedicated recreational users' website, developed to help you navigate the tidal Thames, whether you’re a first timer or a regular visitor.  If you want to keep in regular touch, why not join our Tidal Thames Navigators Club (the link's at top right)?

 
The PLA Tidal Thames app provides everyone interested in sport and recreation on the Thames with easy access to essential information for safe navigation on the river. Available for Apple phones via the App Store and Android devices via Google Play.
Recreational Users' Guide
This easy-to-use guide is a two-sided map of the River Thames highlighting key points of interest and regulations for leisure users.

Teddington to Broadness (PDF)
Broadness to Sea Reach (PDF)
Films
Rowing through Central London
All you need to know to row or paddle safely on the Tidal Thames, especially in Central London.
Safely navigating in the upper tidal Thames
Navigating in the Thames between Putney and Teddington? Watching our new film will help you do so in safety.
Safely navigating in the lower tidal Thames
Navigating in the Thames Estuary? Watching our new film will help you do so in safety.
The Cleaner Thames campaign is all about stopping rubbish getting in the River Thames.

Every year hundreds of tonnes of plastic bottles, food wrappers and other rubbish gets into the Thames, harming creatures including fish, seals and birds. Backed by international explorer, Paul Rose the campaign has a simple message: Bin it for a Cleaner Thames.
Our latest safety campaign is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames. The campaign features seven posters aimed at: paddlers, rowers and skippers of motor cruisers, sailing boats and commercial vessels
Information about Yacht Clubs, Rowing Clubs, Marinas, Moorings and other facilities for leisure boaters on the tidal Thames.
 
 
Ebb Tide Flag Warning
Average Fluvial Flows
 
The Port of London Authority advise all river users to navigate with caution and maintain a proper look out.
Live Tides

Select your gauge

Safety Bulletins issued by the PLA for the information of the Thames community
TIDAL THAMES NAVIGATORS CLUB
A free to join club offering you a range of benefits in addition to the latest safety and navigational information.
PLA, London River House, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BG Tel. +44(0)1474 562200
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