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As summer approaches, the PLA is encouraging boaters preparing to take to the Thames to check out its dedicated leisure users website:

Boating on the Thames needs to be your first stop if you're planning to navigate on the Thames,” says chief harbour master, David Phillips. “It’s got everything you need to get started and I'd really encourage everyone to watch the special films we have created on how to navigate different sections of the river safely.”

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We’re all hoping for a glorious summer, but no matter how hot it gets, don’t be tempted to dive in the Thames in Central London. The hazards are many and you’re endangering not just yourself but others. To find out more visit our website swimming section:


“Congratulations on your great first issue of Tidal Thames News” @sailwithrob.

This was just one of the many congratulatory messages we received after the groundbreaking launch of our first digital e-newsletter in February. Our aim is to provide you with a regularly delivered concise publication, giving the basic story, with simple-to-use links to more information, films and photos. We’re pleased to say feedback has been hugely supportive and positive.

So, thanks to everyone who tweeted, emailed or Face-booked appreciation. We hope you enjoy our second edition and as before, please let us know what you liked and what you would like to see included.

The link below will allow you to spread the news among your friends and to sign up for a regular edition of Tidal Thames News. Keep up with the flow.


It pays to stay safe on the riverside too, so have a read of our Riverside Code to find out the essentials:

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