river thames

The River Thames

The River Thames is a major river flowing through southern England. While it is best known because its lower reaches flow through central London, the river flows alongside several other towns and cities, including Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Windsor, Kingston upon Thames and Richmond.

The river gives its name to several geographical and political entities including the Thames Valley, a region of England centred around the river between Oxford and west London, the Thames Gateway, the area centred around the tidal Thames, and the Thames Estuary to the east of London.


Useful information

  • The Thames Path
    The unnofficial guide to the Thames Path, a National Trail footpath running for 180 miles along the banks of the river Thames.
  • The River Thames Guide Ltd
    Your Guide to the River Thames and its 215 miles of Attractions.
  • Wikipedia
    Entry for The River Thames.
  • Kris Cruisers
    Hire a boat and mess about on the water.