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The Royal River Thames, from the Cotswolds to London

Welcome to the essential guide to places to visit, things to do and places to stay along the Royal River Thames, providing great experiences, stretching from Lechlade in Gloucestershire, through London with its iconic views and out to the sea. Read our Six Winter Ideas for ways of enjoying the River.

Now that it’s Winter, there’s no better way than to enjoy a walk along the River Thames or one of the many walks that start from the Thames and warm up in one of the cosy pubs and hotels along the way. Choose from one of five Winter Warmer walks, all close to stations.

Take to the water on a pleasure cruises along the Thames. French Brothers, Windsor  start daily cruises from February 13th and City Cruises operate all year for a great view of London.. Find out more about ‘Boating on the Thames’.

Why not plan your escape for a short break or week’s boating holiday along the Thames in 2016.

Are you thinking about buying your own boat?  Henley Boat Club 'Membership Boating' is the easy way to take to the river it gives you freedom to enjoy a choice of boats with none of the cost or hassle of ownership. Our ‘Owning a boat on the River Thames’ section has useful information including a guide to buying a pre-owned boat which will help you through the process.

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Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race

Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race

Welcome to the Devizes Westminster International Canoe Marathon. This is the longest non-stop canoe...

Traditional Boat Festival

Traditional Boat Festival

The Thames Traditional Boat Rally has been relaunched for 2015 and renamed the Traditional Boat...

Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta

Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta

Each year, hundreds of crews compete in one of the largest regattas in the country, in traditional...

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Windsor Championship Dog Show

Enjoy a Summer's day out under the ramparts of Windsor Castle, on the banks of the River Thames at...

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Salter Steamers Ltd - Reading

Salter Steamers Reading

We are a family firm that has provided first-class hospitality on the Royal River Thames for over 150 years (est. 1858).As one of the longest...