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The Cleaner Thames campaign is all about stopping rubbish getting in the River Thames.

Every year hundreds of tonnes of plastic bottles, food wrappers and other rubbish gets into the Thames, harming creatures including fish, seals and birds. Backed by international explorer, Paul Rose the campaign has a simple message: Bin it for a Cleaner Thames.

Our featured video PLA Strategy.

Our latest film sets out the three core themes – Protect, Improve and Promote – at the heart of our new strategy. To hear the story of growing river use and the new strategy from river stakeholders and PLA staff, click on the below link.

You can also browse the PLA video archive in our Media Centre or via our YouTube channel.





One to Watch
New Year’s Eve Fireworks

31 December 2017/1 January 2018
Thames, Central London

London will celebrate New Year’s Eve and welcome 2018 with the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Lighting Display in King’s Reach on the Thames. This is the busiest night of the year for passenger boats in central London. Our harbour masters and launches control river traffic around the display, supported by our navigation centre at Woolwich.



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Visit our dedicated recreational users' website, Boating on the Thames. The site provides guidance and advice to assist you in navigating the tidal Thames for the first time, or even if you're a regular visitor.
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