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Things to do on the River Thames

The River Thames has something to offer for everyone. Whether you’re coming to the area for a break, live locally and want to take up a new hobby or just want to get to know the area better, there’s something to suit you.

As you would expect, Boating is the top activity on the River and we have plenty of ideas for how to take a boat trip or participate in a boating activity.  If you’re thinking about owning a boat, check out our handy guide to buying a pre-owned boat.

If you just want to watch the boats go by you can relax in a marina, they are open for everyone and have some great places to eat by the river.

With exciting family attractions, luxury spa breaks, gourmet riverside restaurants and lots of different hobby ideas, why not explore the section for lots of inspiration?

Are you looking for something more active? Team Activity Group offer activities on the River Thames, outdoor activities on the land, indoor activities and evening entertainment for small or large groups of friends and family and for special events such as Hen Parties.

There’s plenty of other things to do, walking the Thames Path and fishing are great ways to relax and there’s plenty of choice along the Thames.

Why not book onto Art Afloat, painting and sketching while cruising the beautiful River Thames on a vintage Dutch Barge. Starting from Bisham Abbey it is aimed at beginners and experienced artists with expert tuition available and includes lunch.

Or visit the National Trust gardens at Cliveden.


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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...