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The Royal River Thames, from the Cotswolds to London

Welcome to the essential guide to places to visit, things to doaccommodation and events along the Royal River Thames, providing great experiences, stretching from Lechlade in Gloucestershire, through London with its iconic views and out to the sea. Discover the glorious colours of the River Thames in the Autumn. Enjoy a short break or day out along the River Thames.  Now it’s autumn, enjoy a walk along the Thames Path National Trail, or choose a circular walk that starts from the river bank. Stop off at one of the great riverside pubs and hotels along the way, and refresh yourself with a drink or sample locally sourced meals.

Thames Path National Trail

Take to the water on a pleasure cruise along the Thames and see the sights, trips are available from London, Runnymede, Windsor, Reading, Henley and Oxford. Read more about Boat trips on the Thames and choose from Wildlife cruises, comedy nights, Sundowner cruises and many more.

Looking for something more active? Try kayaking or canoeing, or why not have a go at punting? Or for something a little easier what about a rowing boat or a self-drive cruiser.  You can hire the boats by the hour, half day or day from various locations from Oxford to London. Read more about hiring a boat here.

Why not plan your escape for a short break or week’s boating holiday along the Thames in 2016. There’s some lovely riverside hotels on the website or explore the river on one of the wide variety of boating holidays  on offer

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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Cliveden National Trust’s Pantomime Trail

Cliveden National Trust’s Pantomime Trail

Cliveden National Trust’s Pantomime Trail

Queen Victoria Statue at Christmas

Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar

The Windsor and Eton Living Advent Calendar is a collaborative project run with Windsor and Eton...

Christmas Day Cruise on the Thames in London

Christmas Day Cruise on the Thames in London

If you're looking for something truly special on the big day itself, ask Santa for a trip on one of...

Hobbs of Henley Santa Cruise

Hobbs of Henley Santa Cruise

Our ever popular Santa cruises will feature a well renowned family entertainer - fred in the shed...

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Salter Steamers Ltd - Oxford

Salter Steamers Oxford

As one of the longest established firms on the Thames we own one of the largest and most exclusive fleets operating on the river. Our cruises combine...