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Discover the Thames

Explore the river and all it has to offer -- the best way to experience London.
Five more central London bridges lit up with the launch of the second phase of the Illuminated River project.

The Thames crossings, at Blackfriars, Lambeth, Waterloo and Westminster, along with the Golden Jubilee footbridge, join four others, including London Bridge, that have been brightening the capital’s nightscape since 2019.
Check out some of the TfL Community Team's favourite London stops along the river bus line.
Follow the greatest river in England as it passes water meadows, rural villages and historic towns and cities.
On our leisure site you'll find a selection of clubs that welcome beginners to help you safely go afloat.
Our list of forecasted river events held on the tidal Thames between the estuary and Teddington.
Our interactive map is a window onto what is available for passenger transport on the Thames.
Download an audio guide and map of the Illuminated River bridges and enjoy an evening stroll.

Exploring London by River

The perfect way to discover London.
Everything you need to know about gliding across London.
TfL's guide to escaping the crowds and discovering London at a leisurely pace.
From Hampton Court to Woolwich, find out where the boat can take you.

Visitor Information

Planning your visit to London? Useful sites to help you find your way.
Discover the best of London with the official guide to England’s exciting capital.
The royal River Thames, from the Cotswolds to London
All 210+ family-friendly miles of the River Thames, from source to sea


London boasts a huge range of museums to visit and enjoy.
The museum explains the history of the River Thames and the Port of London.
Discover epic stories of exploration and endeavours that have shaped our world.
The museum celebrates the Thames and the international sport of rowing.

Destination London

London - as cruise destinations go is hard to beat!
Information about cruise ship arrivals and departures in London.
London has become firmly established on regular cruise schedules.
Contact details for the operators and developers of cruise facilities in London.