The Port of London Authority works to ensure navigational safety along the tidal Thames, sharing its marine, environmental, planning and other expertise to promote use of the river and safeguard its unique marine environment. The Thames is home to the UK’s second biggest port, busiest inland waterway for freight and passengers, and a centre for sporting events.
Film: Thames Nature Haven – Oliver’s Ait
Step on to Thames island, Oliver’s Ait, with the PLA team that has led a eighteen-month project to protect it from erosion and implement a management plan to improve its environment.
Visit our dedicated recreational users' website, Boating on the Thames. The site provides guidance and advice to assist you in navigating the tidal Thames for the first time, or even if you're a regular visitor.
PLA Films on YouTube
Our YouTube channel has more than 20 films about the Thames and our work on it. Why not have a look at the channel or watch our latest film all about the PLA.
Ebb Tide Flag Warning
Average Fluvial Flows