Thames Landscape Strategy

Visiting the Arcadian Thames

Useful websites for visiting the Arcadian Thames

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

Richmond Walks Richmond Heritage Guides

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

SurreyCounty 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 – PLA

Met Office  for 3-5 day weather reports

Environment Agency  for information about lock closures etc.

Discovery Richmond Guided public and private tours of the area

Public Transport

Transport for London Mayor of London’s website for all of London’s public transport network, including tube, bus and overground trains.

National Rail Useful website for planning journeys by train including reservation and ticketing facilities.

South West Trains Main train operator serving stations along the Arcadian Thames.

Silverlink  Train operator for the North London Line, linking Richmond Station with North Woolwich across north and west London.

Walking and cycling

Transport for London Mayor of London’s website for all of London’s public transport network, including information and maps on walking and cycling.

Walk London find information on a network of routes across the Capital

Ramblers Association Britain’s biggest walking charity, working for 70 years to promote walking and to improve conditions for everyone who walks in England, Scotland and Wales.

London Cycling Campaign  Working to make London a world class cycling city.

SUSTRANS The UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, working on practical projects so people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment.

Thames Path National Trail For infomation on the walk that follows the river’s course.

Getting on the river

Turk Launches – Operate a scheduled, fully licensed passanger boat service between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court (mid-April – September).

Westminster Passenger Service Association The only riverboat company operating a scheduled service from Westminster to Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court. (April to October).

Parrs Boat Hire

 British Canoe Union

Ferry links

Hampton / HurstPark

Twickenham / Ham

Pleasure craft hire

Richmond Bridge Boathouse Boats accommodating up to 7 persons are available 7 days a week from (Easter to October).

Local Groups

Twickenham Museum

Thames Explorer Trust an educational charity set up in 1988

Brentford Dock community pages for the Brentford Dock Estate including history of Brentford

River Thames Society

Molesey Residents Association

Brentford Community Council

Richmond Society

Isleworth Society

Kew Society

Ham and Petersham Association

Hampton Wick Association

Kingston Society

Canbury and Riverside Association

Teddinton Society

Twickenham Society

General Interest and Thames History

Thames Discovery Programme Films  view the Foreshore Recording & Observation Group films and blogs

A brief history of Eelpie Island hotel

BFI Film showing a journey down the Thames in 1935

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: Rare Seahorses Found in River Thames a National Geographic Article

Floating Down the River River Thames and Boaty Things, packed full of information about the river, particularly aimed at boat owners.

Thames21  An environmental charity carrying out volunteer work along London’s waterway

London Wildweb explore wildlife in London  Britain’s official guide to canals, rivers and lakes

Brentford Middlesex, a Town to Remember  Photos, links, information of Brentford as it was and as it is now

Molesey History  the local history works of Rowland Baker

Thames Water


National Maritime Museum  The National Maritime Museum comprises three sites: the Maritime Galleries, the Royal Observatory and the Queen’s House in Greenwich

Museum in Docklands  reveals the long history of London as a port.

Wildlife and Biodiversity

UK Biodiversity Action Reporting System

Richmond Biodiversity and Habitat Action Plans

Kingston Natural Environment Information

Hounslow Wildlife Information

Elmbridge Countryside Information

Surrey Biodiversity Action Plan

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology  the UK’s Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere

Institute of Fisheries Management  internation orgaisation for sustainable recreational and commercial fisheries

London Biodiversity Partnership

Marine Conservation Society  UK charity dedicated to caring for our seas, shores and wildlife

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

World Wildlife Fund

Zoological Society of London

National Aquatic Litter Group  bringing individual organisations together to tackle litter in the aquatic environment

Natural Englands Interactive Mapping Website

Policy and Planning information

The London Plan

London Development Agency

DEFRA Water Framework Directive

Europa Water Framework Directive

Environment Agency Consultation on the Water Framework Directive Thames Basin

Department of Transport

Government Office for the South East

Greater Thames Estuary Regional Research Framework