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Thames Estuary Partnership

The Thames Estuary is the estuary in which the River Thames meets the sea, starting at Teddington, the tidal Thames passes through London to its mouth, the Kent/Essex Strait. It constitutes a major shipping route with the key ports; Port of London and the Medway Ports of Sheerness, Chatham and Thamesport.

The Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP) provides a framework for sustainable management of the Thames through London to the sea. It is an effective membership organisation delivering best practice, knowledge sharing and key connections to achieve a thriving living and working river for London.

Our partners are significant Thames stakeholders and include the Corporation of London, University College London, the Environment Agency, The PLA, Natural England, Thames Water and Essex County Council.

Our mission is to connect people, ideas and the Thames landscape to drive social, economic and environmental improvement in the Thames Estuary.

We achieve our mission by raising awareness of estuary issues, informing key decision makers, facilitating partnerships, developing and managing partnership projects and initiating research programs.

TEP has developed The Thames Pass special discount card so TEP members can explore the lesser known and more unusual attractions on or near the Thames at a reduced rate. You don’t need to be a TEP member to take advantage of what the Thames Pass has to offer. Non-members can purchase the Thames Pass for £25. There are many events taking place on and along the Thames in London including:

Totally Thames

Estuary Festival 2016

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