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Explore Thames iPhone App

Explore Thames App

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Explore Thames is an innovative, interactive iOS App for anyone visiting the River Thames. It is fully compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPad mini range of Apple devices on iOS6 or later.

The App is free to download from iTunes/App Store on all compatible mobile iOS devices.  Click on the button below to visit the ExploreThames on the app store.

App Store button

If you go boating, fishing, walking or cycling on or along the River Thames this app will be for you!

What are the Main Features?

App Map
  • Fully interactive map
  • GPS location with full navigation
  • Pinch to zoom function
  • Distance from location (direct)
  • Colour coordinated Points of Interest (PoI's)
  • Full search function
  • Information on the River Thames
  • RSS fed news & Events, including River conditions
  • Push notifications for business offers/discounts & useful information
  • Unique User "Recommendation" tool.
  • At Just 16MB to download it won't clog up your phone

What Points of Interest are included?

The Explore Thames app will plot all the useful information on one interactive map - including the following points:

Grafton Lock
Boating Facilities and Services

  • BMF Members
  • Marinas & Boat Yards - inc all associated services e.g. Diesel, Pump-out etc.
  • Slipways
  • Short stay moorings
  • Emergency Rendezvous Points

River Structures

  • Locks - Inc all associated services, Winter works, distances
  • Bridges

Food & Drink

  • Cafes
  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs


  • Hotels
  • B&B's
  • Campsites

Places to Visit

  • Scenic Views
  • Historical Landmarks
  • Monuments
  • Museums

You'll never need another guide again!


It’s already received 5 star ratings...

Great app guys! ★★★★★

by The DIY Master - Version 1.0 - Jan 6, 2014

Just heard about this app at the London Boat Show this year and it's working really well! Can't wait to take it out on to the water and see what is around and about. Handy to have river news in there too about closures and maintenance work. Nice work guys!

Great wee app ★★★★★

by Oakburn1 - Version 1.0 - Jan 10, 2014

Great wee app, lots of really good info and updates, highly recommend.

A useful little tool... ★★★★★

by Joe Roel - Version 1.0 - Jan 6, 2014

This tool has proven to be quite useful. A bonus is that it is also small so it does not clog up my phone! Well done BMF!

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