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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.


Thames Tideway tunnels open day

The "super sewer" tunnel boring machines that will be digging under the Thames will be on show at a public open day in a couple of weeks time.


Another tunnel boring machine prepares to dive under London

Tideway, the company building the super sewer under the Thames, has recently completed a key milestone with the excavation of its first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch shaft.


Take a trip on the last coal fired twin engine steam tug

Based in London's docklands is the Portwey, thought to be the UK's last remaining twin engine steam tug still powered by coal.


New pedestrian route planed for Barnes railway bridge

A section of the Thames that is currently blocked for pedestrians by a railway bridge could soon get it's own dedicated footbridge to avoid a nasty detour.


New book celebrates 10-years of archaeological discovery on the River Thames

Ten years of archaeological discovery on the Thames has been explored in the first ever book by the Thames Discovery Programme.