River Thames

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The River Thames
A Key Stage 2 Resource for Rivers and Coasts
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A pictorial guide to
The River Thames in England
from source to sea


The Thames flows through London, the capital city, and has played a central role in British history for some 2000 years. From the Roman invasions of 43 BC to the turn of the millennium in AD 2000, some of the most famous events in British history have taken place on or near the Thames. These include the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, the plot to blow up the houses of Parliament in 1605 and the Great Fire of London in 1666.

Click here to begin your journey down the Thames

A voyage of discovery from source to sea for children of all ages!

The importance of the Thames can be seen in the settlements that line its banks. Royal palaces, government buildings, great trading houses, market squares and river crossings all provide links with the past. Many of these settlements have changed little in hundreds of years. We have over 90 pages with 400 photographs showing you the towns and villages along the River Thames.

Our virtual guide to the River Thames next page

In April 2009, Winnie the Pooh decided to meet up with two friends, Berty Beaver and Percy Penguin, to travel down the River Severn. On their journey they learned about the different features of a river.

You can read about their journey down the
River Severn here.

Comments from visitors

"I walked the Thames 2 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the photos and reading all about it again. Very accurate information" T.G

"I love this Website. I always use it to help me with my homework and find out more on a topic at school. I think sending Winnie the Pooh down the thames was a great way to learn about rivers. All the pictures were great to! Thanks so much," Jess and her school.

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