River Thames

1000 Days: Building the London Garden Bridge

David Saddington | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
David Saddington

The garden spanning the Thames in central London will act as a unique pedestrian pathway which places nature at the heart of the city. The bridge, clad with copper-nickel, is designed to look as if growing out of the river in two fluted piers which support the planted promenade.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Our Heroes on the Thames

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Jasmine Dotiwala

Most of us born and bred Londoners think we know all about what our great city has to offer, but even decades into the game I'm still fascinated by pockets of our community that I know nothing about.

Why the Dutch Are Better Than Us...

Ed O'Meara | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Amsterdam is a city almost designed to be enjoyed on foot. It's not like trying to walk along the Thames in London. It isn't okay and picturesque for a bit and then you have to take a backstreet through a car park and down an alley to get back on to the path.

Why Scotland Needs to Think Carefully About its Flood Defence Policy

Simon Thomas | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

While SEPA's aims are admirable - and sustainable solutions are vital for future generations - their solutions seem to edge too close to idealism.

Murder Probe After Man Caught Trying To Dump Body In River Thames

Press Association | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was seen trying to dump a body in the River Thames. Officers responded to a call just befor...

London 1000 Years Ago - Five 'Attractions' That Are Still There Now

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

London's place as a tourist centre is undeniable, and it's rich history has much to do with that. I am lucky enough to walk or cycle through the big smoke on an almost daily basis, and I nearly always notice something different that will prick my curiosity. This sensation would be familiar to visitors going back decades or even centuries...

Buy This Fort On The Thames And Embrace Your Inner Bond Villain

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK

Ever wanted to live in your own fort? This place, boasting spectacular sea views, could be own seven-bedroom mansion, but you may need to do it up a b...

Oxford Powers To Victory In 160th Boat Race

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Sport

Oxford have powered to victory in the 160th Boat Race on the River Thames. One of the Cambridge rowers almost fell out of his boat and lost control of...

The Floods and the Tory Heartlands; Irony, Stereotypes and the Hidden Plight of the Working Poor

Karl Davis | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Am I saying that the wealthy residents of the Thames Valley are deserving of the devastation that floods bring? Of course not. They are enduring a harrowing ordeal, and are firmly in my thoughts. Am I saying that the poor in those areas are more deserving of flood relief? Not at all.

David Cameron To Take Personal Charge Of Flood Relief

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

"Money is no object in this relief effort," according to David Cameron, who has promised to provide support for the beleaguered communities affected b...

Storms To Bring More Flood Misery

PA | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Hundreds more homes face flooding as the latest wave of winter storms lash Britain over coming days - and travellers can expect misery for months to c...

Warning Of Significant Flooding Along Thames

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Thousands of homes along the River Thames have been told to prepare for "significant flooding", as the number of severe flood warnings in the south of...

This Is What London Could Have Looked Like Last Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

This is the devastation that floodwater could have wreaked through London in the worst tidal surge for 60 years. But the Thames Barrier saved huge ...

Lost Porpoises Spotted In Lambeth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

An off-course pod of porpoises have been spotted in the Lambeth area, following initial sightings near Tower Bridge. Scotland Yard's Marine Policin...

A Floating Garden Bridge In London Could Become A Reality...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Joanna Lumley’s dream of a “floating paradise garden” suspended above the river Thames is set to become a reality after the Government pledged ...

MP Rescues Woman 'Floating' In The Thames

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

A quick-thinking MP was involved in a dramatic rescue of a woman from the Thames near the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday evening. Stephen Gilbert wa...

Sin on the South Bank

Amy Licence | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

Flowing through the heart of the capital, the history of the river Thames offers a powerful symbol for the lives of Londoners through the centuries. In fact, there have been people living on the site since before Roman times, washing there, catching fish and watching the horizon for signs of invaders.

WATCH: Celebrity Look Alikes In Criminal Mix-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

A boatload of celebrity look alikes got quite the scare when police tracked them down on the River Thames following public concerns of a terror attack...

False Alert Over Boat Party Shuts Down Hammersmith Bridge

The Huffington Post UK | Emily Verdouw | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

Revellers on a London cruise had their party interrupted after a member of the public mistakenly thought the boat was stuck under Hammersmith bridge, ...

LOOK: Not Your Average River Cruise

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

The Queen and members of her family enjoyed a private cruise on the River Thames as the country basked in sweltering summer temperatures. The royal...

Wild Swimming: Celebrating Romance on the River

Jon Wilks | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Wilks

There's a big wedding anniversary on the horizon and I'm in charge of festivities. The wife wants to celebrate the big 10 by doing "something unusual". I can only hope we're on the same wavelength, as I've spent the last few weeks knocking about on the internet looking for wetsuits and picturesque pools in to which we shall be submerged.

Dead Whale Found In Thames Estuary

PA | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

A dead whale has been spotted floating in the Thames Estuary, prompting a local navigation warning to vessels, the Coastguard said. A passing tug s...

Man Dies After Dinghy Capsizes Off Southend

PA | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

One man has died and another was taken to hospital after their dinghy capsized at sea. The two men, aged 71 and 73, were rescued from the water on ...

What The Duck Is Going On Here?

Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

A giant rubber duck was spotted floating down the river Thames on Tuesday which had onlookers thinking they'd gone quackers. But fears of an oncomi...

Sandy has Changed the Terms of the US Debate

Iain Anderson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

for me the key thing is that Sandy has brought front and centre political issues which have not reared themselves in the campaign up until now. Climate change impacts and America's eroding 1950s and 1960s infrastructure - Democratic talking points.