Photography Walks set to inspire

Always wanted to take better photographs ? Not sure what half the setting on your camera are for ? Thames Tidefest has the answer !

Join Jon Perry on a one hour Photowalk. Meet at Jon’s gazebo on Strand-on-the-Green for an introduction and then walk along Strand-on-the-Green. Bring your camera(s) and a fully charged battery! Flexible, informal and fun; learn what some of those camera buttons do, try out techniques to make your pictures more interesting (high key, low key, vary the depth-of-field, shooting blind, ICM, long exposures, creative compositions, shooting RAW… ). Find out the fun of ‘collecting photons!’

Jon has had photography as a second career for more than 40 years before becoming fully professional, has won many awards including a highly commended photo in the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2016, which toured the country and is in their book.

Book now via the link below

Thames River Cruises for a fiver !

Thames Tidefest is London’s Family River Festival which brings together a whole host of amazing events on September 8th. As part of the festival we offer two amazing River Thames cruises that highlight the beauty and history of the river. More details below !

The beauty of the River Thames and the Knowledge of Peter Finch..what a great trip !

A Guided return boat trip from Kew Pier to Chiswick Pier aboard the Thames Discoverer + visit to the Chiswick RNLI station

Join Peter Finch – chairman of the River Thames Society and an authority on the river, aboard the magnificent Thames Discoverer launch. Peter will point out and illuminate landmarks throughout the trip.

At Chiswick Pier, you will see and hear about the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, their boat and the equipment they use. The RNLI at Chiswick is a working lifeboat Station. If they have to respond to an emergency on the day, and are not available, Peter Finch will take you on a short walk to explore the delights of old historic Chiswick.

Then back to the boat for the return trip to Kew Bridge.

Tickets just £5*

*plus booking fee

Cruises on “The Windrush” are a real  highlight.

River Thames Islands Cruise on the historic Windrush

Take a boat trip along the Thames. The River Thames Society is organising four boat trips – each an hour long – around the Thames Tideway islands, leaving from Kew Pier on the historic Thames launch the “Windrush”. Guided commentary is included. (Advance booking is essential as these trips sell out quickly)

The Windrush will leave Kew Pier at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm

12 places per trip

£10 per person*

*Plus booking fee

Watersports & Paddlesports

Below you will find links to buy tickets for our Watersports and Paddlesports events!

 

 

Edge Progressive Paddling

Come and have a 30minute kayak/canoe taster session

Edge Progressive Paddling are a membership club run by volunteers for the local community who will be organising a set of multi boat paddling sessions on the Thames near Kew Bridge. They have many types of boat and vessels and their qualified and experienced Level 1 and Level 2 coaches will make sure you get the right one for your session! Wear light clothing and old pair of trainers or shoes. Meet Kew Bridge Arches, Strand on the Green, W4 3NG

No booking required, walk in and sign up 11.00 – 15.00

Boats, paddles and lifejackets provided. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get kitted up.

All participants must be able to swim to the riverbank wearing a lifejacket

 

Boat Trips & Cruises

Below you will find links to buy tickets for our Boat Trips & Cruises !

 

River Thames Islands Cruise on the historic ‘Windrush’: Take a boat trip along the Thames. Guided commentary included.                                Click the button below for more info and tickets

Eventbrite - River Thames Islands Cruise on the historic MV Windrush

The beauty of the River Thames and the Knowledge of Peter Finch..what a great trip !

A Guided return boat trip from Kew Pier to Chiswick Pier aboard the Thames Discoverer and visit to the Chiswick RNLI station: Join Peter Finch – chairman of the River Thames Society and an authority on the river, aboard the magnificent Thames Discoverer launch. Peter will point out and illuminate landmarks throughout the trip.                            Click the button below for more info and tickets

Eventbrite - Guided Boat Trip on the Thames Discoverer

Walks, Tours and Riverside Adventures

Below you will find links to buy tickets for our Walks, Tours and Riverside Adventures !

Oliver’s Island

Olivers Island Adventure: Take a kayak trip to a secret Thames Island ! Click the button below for more info and tickets

Eventbrite - Olivers Island Adventure

“Mudlark” explorer walk: Discover our ancient and not so ancient past that is hidden in the mud, with Thames Mudlark Lara Maiklem. Click the button below for more info and tickets

Eventbrite - Strand on the Green 'Mudlark Explorer' Walk

Bird-watching Walks with Andrew Peel of RSPB: Whether you are an expert or a raw beginner you will love these bird-watching walks. Click the button below for more info and tickets

Eventbrite - Birdwatching Walks

walk in the footsteps of Jagger and Clapton

Talk & Walk at the Eel Pie Island Museum: A 20 minute guided tour of the place that helped launch the careers of The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and more British Rock Royalty.     Click the button below for more info and tickets

Eventbrite - Talk & Walk at the Eel Pie Island Museum

Photography Walk with Jon Perry: No matter what your skill level, bring along you camera and Jon will get you taking better photos in no time ! Click the button below for more info and tickets

Eventbrite - Photography Walk

Lots Ait Historic Boatyard Tour: Find out the amazing history of this hidden Thames boatyard that was used as a set for filming “The African Queen”. Click the button for more info and tickets

Eventbrite - Tour of Historic Lots Ait Boatyard

Creekside Low Tide Walk: A guided adventure for adults and accompanied children ages 9+ in Deptford Creek. Wade in a wild river and experience a different perspective of London history and urban wildlife.Led by our conservationist with 30 years’ experience, we guarantee you some good, clean, muddy fun! Expeditions last about two hours and advance booking is essential to secure a place. Participants need to be reasonably fit as you will be walking on the bed of a wild river. We provide waders, a waterproof and a walking stick and suggest you wear old clothes. Click the button for more info and tickets

Thames Tidefest 2019 date announced !

The date that everyone has been waiting for has been decided ! Thames Tidefest 2019 will take place on Sunday September 8th.

Full details of the activities and attractions that will be available are still to be confirmed, but you can be sure that It will be an absolutely fantastic day by the river, for the whole family !

London's Family River Festival