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The PLA have issued updated guidance about sport and recreation on the Thames. Find out more

Check out our guidance videos for safely navigating through the Thames.
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.
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)
Information about Yacht Clubs, Rowing Clubs, Marinas, Moorings and other facilities for leisure boaters on the tidal Thames.
The PLA's 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.
We need river users to get in touch with us whenever near misses occur.

This can be done via our VTS radio network, by phone, by email or via our app – it really couldn’t be easier.
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

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Safety Bulletins issued by the PLA for the information of the Thames community
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