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.
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.
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.
Explore the beautiful, relaxing and inspiring
From historic royal palaces to thrill-filled theme parks, the River Thames is surrounded by lots of exciting attractions.
The River Thames offers fantastic leisure facilities for boating. Whether you are looking for a relaxing afternoon, seeing the sights while somebody else drives, or you want to be in charge and hire a boat, punt or canoe for an hour or longer. Read more…
Fancy a quick snack, or a hearty three-course meal? What about a glass of wine by the river? There’s a whole host of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms along the River Thames.