London reopens the Thames underwater tunnel after 150 years

London reopens the Thames underwater tunnel after 150 years

Date: April 15, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

The Thames has always been one of the capital's most popular attractions, with people using the services of London boat hire companies to explore the beauty of the river and see the sights along its banks....

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Port of Tilbury to become the new venue for Thames art festival

Port of Tilbury to become the new venue for Thames art festival

Date: April 14, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

For 17 days in September and October, Thames boat charter companies will in high demand when people combine a luxury Thames cruise with a visit to the Port of Tilbury. The Port has been selected as the...

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London prepares to honour the Bard

London prepares to honour the Bard

Date: April 13, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

As London gets ready to commemorate William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, the Thames will transform into a complex of theatres, showcasing the Bard’s plays and bringing to life the...

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Rain gardens to improve the Thames’ water quality

Rain gardens to improve the Thames’ water quality

Date: April 12, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

Efforts to improve the Thames water quality include a pilot project to soak up the run-off with the construction of rain gardens. The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) and Glen Cairn Partners...

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London theatres give a glimpse of the city’s history

London theatres give a glimpse of the city’s history

Date: April 11, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

With London ready to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, almost the entire city is set to become a stage. The vibrant theatre scene will take theatre lovers on journeys they'll remember...

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The best London events along River Thames

The best London events along River Thames

Date: April 08, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

The bustling, vibrant capital city of London always has something going on to keep locals and visitors busy and entertained. The banks of the River Thames, offering many opportunities for urban walks,...

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What is the creature seen swimming in the Thames?

What is the creature seen swimming in the Thames?

Date: April 07, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

Residents and visitors to London have been checking out the River Thames this week to see if they can spot the mystery creature that has become a social media sensation. Someone travelling on the Emirates...

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Should the Thames become a conservation area?

Should the Thames become a conservation area?

Date: April 06, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

The River Thames is an important stretch of water with the activities on and around it – such as London boat hire companies – making a significant contributor to London’s economy, so it is vital...

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New Thames cruise terminal to face legal challenge

New Thames cruise terminal to face legal challenge

Date: April 05, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

Proposals for a new cruise terminal located on the River Thames will go through legal challenges at the High Court after local residents raised issues with the plans. The main problems focus on noise...

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Thames pier storm damage repaired by £7m boat

Thames pier storm damage repaired by £7m boat

Date: April 04, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

The dramatic weather, which affected London when storm Katie passed through last week, caused a large amount of destruction across the capital, including along the River Thames. This might have impacted...

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New London exhibition to showcase free events

New London exhibition to showcase free events

Date: April 01, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

Eventbrite is set to host its first multimedia exhibition, showcasing how important free events are to UK culture. The exhibition, at the Oxo Tower in London, will run from 6th to 10th April. Called ‘Free:...

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London comes out top in global travel poll

London comes out top in global travel poll

Date: March 31, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News

A new study looking at the best places to visit in the world has unveiled London in top position, beating cities such as New York, Rome, and Prague in providing value for money and quality of entertainment. The...

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