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See vintage films about the River Thames from the BFI archive

A collection of old films about the River Thames has been released from the BFI National Archive showing the Thames at trade, at war and at peace.


The past and future of Thames Bridges

An exhibition is taking a look at the past paintings and the future illuminations of the bridges across the Thames.


Canary Wharf cycle bridge delayed due to funding shortage

Plans for a pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Thames linking Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf have been put on hold, due to a shortage of funding.


Help save the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer

Many a summer evening along the Thames is enlivened by the sight of a steam powered paddle-steamer passing through Tower Bridge. But not this year.


Plans shown off for a bridge across the Thames at the Barrier

The Thames Barrier could get a pedestrian bridge next to it under plans that have been shown off by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. The proposed 530-metre long “Barrier Bridge” is a multi-span, double-leaf bascule bridge that would be situated immediately upstream


Disused riverside pier to be restored at London Bridge

The site of a riverside pier that was removed in 2012 is set to be rebuilt, restoring a riverside access that had been in use for 400 years.


A chance to go on board a tall sailing ship

A Polish tall sailing ship will be arriving in London at the weekend, and they are letting the public on board for a look around.


Ancient law requires a bale of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge

Upholding an ancient law, next month a bale of straw is to be hung from the Millennium Footbridge as a warning to boats on the Thames.


Earliest human skull ever mudlarked from the Thames to go on display

Around 5,600 years ago a man died next to a wide meandering river, and over the millennia, the river changed, the landscape changed, but the remains of that man waited.


Location chosen for new footbridge across the Thames

A new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Thames is set to go ahead after a short-list of locations was narrowed down to the final winner.


Construction starts on London’s longest river pier

Building work has started on what will be the longest pier on the River Thames within London, and which will include a public viewing platform.


The mystery of the London skeleton still wearing his boots

A skeleton, lying face-down deep in the Thames mud, still wearing a pair of thigh-high leather boots has been discovered by archaeologists in Bermondsey.


Military exercises on the Thames later this month

Look out for black boats speeding along the Thames firing guns at each other later this month.


New images show the future of the Thames Embankment

Images of what the Thames Embankment will look like when the Super Sewer is completed have been released.


Tickets Alert: Steam boat trips on the Thames

Next month will offer a chance to take a trip down the Thames in a steam powered tug. The steam tug Portwey is one of only two twin screw, coal fired steam tugs now active, and is based in Docklands.