These guidance documents promote safe working practices on the Thames
Tidal Thames Recreational Users Guide
This easy-to-use guide is a two-sided map of the River Thames provides a practical and informal method of highlighting key points of interest for leisure users. Information contained includes: practical guidance, marine and leisure activity areas, danger zones, Vessel Traffic Services information and port VHF channels, speed limit areas, marina and yacht club information, useful contact details and a summary of local port rules and regulations.
The guide is in two parts to cover the 95-mile length of the tidal Thames, PDF download links are provide below:
The Tidal Thames Recreational Users Guide was last updated by the Port of London Authority in 2013, which remains current until the next edition due in 2015.
The guide is also available as a two-sided waterproof map of the River Thames free-of-charge by post (the PLA reserves the right to charge for orders in excess of two copies). To order a hardcopy please use this enquiry form.
Mariners' Guide to Bridges on the Tidal Thames
The Mariners' Guide to Bridges on the Tidal Thames (2nd Edition) is now available for purchase. The book provides an overview of navigating London's bridges, and highlights the safety issues associated with this challenging environment.
For more information and order forms click here.
This guide highlights the responsibilities and obligations placed upon berth operators by national legislation, the Port Marine Safety Code and local and national Codes of Practice.