This section provides an introduction to the best ways to explore the remarkable River Thames between Hampton and Kew. It includes an overview of the major visitor attractions, lists less known sites of interest and has links to local tourist websites. This section also provides information on how to get around, suggests days out, places to stay, houses and gardens to visit and how to get afloat on the River Thames.
Take a photographic journey down the Arcadian Thames to discover new delights or check out some of the more interesting aspects of the river – including historic images and images of past TLS events and projects on the Arcadian Image Gallery.
For more in-depth information on history, wildlife and cultural links why not view the Thames Landscape Strategy document. To find out how the Thames Landscape Strategy is working to improve the riverside for visitors to enjoy check out our project work.
Visit Thames For information on visiting the non-tidal Thames, from Teddington through to Cricklade in Oxfordshire
Visit Richmond For information on visiting the London Borough Richmond upon Thames
What’s on in Hounslow For information on what’s on in the London Borough of Hounslow
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Follow links to the tourism pages
Elmbridge Borough Council Follow links to the tourism pages
Surrey County Council Follow links to the tourism pages
To the River A wonderful website with panoramic views and information about the River Thames in Richmond.
Tide Tables for 2009 and 10
Met Office for 3-5 day weather reports
Walk London – Thames Path
Environment Agency for information about lock closures etc.
A brief history of Eelpie Island hotel
BFI Film showing a journey down the Thames in 1935
The Thames Landscape Strategy has been reviewed. Follow the link below for details.
The Thames Landscape Strategy is a 100-year blueprint for the River Thames between Hampton and Kew. To view the full strategy document follow the link below.
View the latest Annual Review, a roundup of all the latest developments in the Arcadian Thames