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The Boat Race, between the University crews of Oxford and Cambridge was first raced in 1829 at Henley. It is one of the oldest sporting events in the world. The Boat Race takes place around East

The Secretary of State for Transport made the above Order on 21 December 2005, which came into force on 28 December 2005. The Order alters the constitution of the Port of London Authority by reducing the number of members appointed by the Secretary of State from not less than five or more than eight to not less than two or more than four. It provides for the Port Authority to appoint not less than three or more than four members not being officers of the Port Authority and

The iconic span of the Thames Barrier has been keeping London protected from flooding since it became operational in 1982 after an eight-year construction programme that began in 1974.

Image credit: @TimHallac PLA owns and operates Richmond Lock and Weir, which is also the base for the Upper River Harbour Service patrols between Putney and Teddington Lock. span style="font

The following information is available in PDF Format from the Port of London Website, or in hard copy on request from Port of London Authority (Postage may be charged at cost).span lang="EN" style="color: rgb(80, 80, 80); font-size

The PLA publishes charts from Teddington to Southend. To order a chart click on the map below (Chart Area pages are Adobe files) until you find the chart area and number you are interested in, then buy direct from our Shop.

Download a copy of the current PLA Charges which include those for Pilotage services

Operations on the tidal river are carefully regulated to ensure navigational safety. Setting up a new operation involves careful planning so that you fulfil the requirements of the PLA and, if appropriate, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The things you will have to cover include: Identifying then obtaining permissions and approvals from the i

Travelling to London by water is one of Britain’s great recreational boating experiences, and this year’s Olympic Games will make navigating the Thames all the more special. However, the river will be extremely busy during this period and access to the stretch between Teddington Lock and Gravesend will be carefully controlled to support navigational sa

Under Section 66 of the Port of London Act, a River Works Licence is required for any works in the River Thames, riverward of the mean high water mark and regardless of ownership of the river bed, including any works under the river or overhanging the river. This process ensures that all developments in the river are assessed for their potential effect on safety of navigation and the environment. To apply for a River Works Licence it is necessary to complete the form 20