Welcome to the Port of London Authority's dedicated recreational users' website. This site has been developed to provide you with guidance and advice to assist you in navigating the tidal Thames for the first time or even if you're a regular visitor.
We hope you find the information useful and we would encourage you to join our free Tidal Thames Navigators Club to ensure you receive of the latest navigational safety advice.
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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.
Rowers on the Thames tideway are being urged to keep a look out at all times in a new poster campaign from the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC). See the Lookout posters here.