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)?

Rowing through Central London
All you need to know to row or paddle safely on the Tidal Thames, especially in Central London.
Cruising through Central London
All you need to know to cruise safely on the Tidal Thames, especially between Limehouse and Lambeth.
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
Watch this film before you plan your passage
Information about Yacht Clubs, Rowing Clubs, Marinas, Moorings and other facilities for leisure boaters on the tidal 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
Ebb Tide Flag Warning
Caution - Low Fluvial Flows
The Port of London Authority advise all river users that the fluvial flow is less than usual and lower than predicted tides may be expected, especially around low water.
Live Tides

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