River Thames Locks
There are 45 locks on the non-tidal River Thames.
Each one has its own individual history and unique personality. From the famous 'Father Thames' statue and the site of the first pineapple grown in Britain to a garden redesigned by the BBC's Ground Force.
To find out more about the locks, follow the links below:
If you want to find out about the facilities at each lock, visit the Environment Agency locks page. Please note that when visiting a lock site, care should be taken at all times, for guidance on safety at River Thames locks, go to the Environment Agency's safety at locks pages.
Explore the beautiful, relaxing and inspiring
Fun on the River Thames doesn't always have to cost you. There are plenty of free ways to have a cheap day out with the kids on the River Thames. Take a stroll, get on your bike, catch a fish or play Pooh Sticks...
There really is so much to do on the river and nearby, that a day is not long enough. There are plenty of family-friendly places to stay nearby or on the river. Make your base at one of our family friendly hotels and you can discover history or enjoy a spot of camping...
Don’t forget there are endless ideas for adventure on the river. Check out our ideas for Great Family Days Out. The simplest way to explore the river is a rowing boat For a rainy day visit one of the Thames Valley Museums.