London’s river is as diverse as the capital itself, constantly changing as it flows through the metropolis to the sea. This variety has been characterised into four distinct reaches, based on an understanding of the unique features, environments, dynamism and use of the Thames corridor, rather than on more traditional political or navigational boundaries.
Our stretch of the Thames bridges the divide between the freshwater and tidal river at Teddington within a wider collective riverscape of parks, palaces, public open spaces and working riverside communities.
As well as The Thames Landscape Strategy, there are three other reaches:
- Kew to Chelsea – Thames Strategy
- Chelsea to Tower Bridge – Cross River Partnership
- TowerBridge to Shoeburyness – Thames Estuary Partnership
Collectively, these three organisations form the River Thames sub-regional partnerships, as recognised in the Mayor’s Plan for London.
Although quite independent from each other these three sub-regional partnerships work closely with one another and have pioneered community action on the ground.