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Making the Turn into Limehouse

Last updated: 17-02-2019 @ 23:54

Top Tips Contact Limehouse as you go under Tower Bridge either on VHF Channel 80 (Callsign Limehouse Marina) or on +44 (0) 20 7308 9930 We prefer to get into the lock by going past it, turn across the tideway and then work back upstream against the tide, these instructions […]

Useful links

Last updated: 17-02-2019 @ 12:50

Keep up-to-date with what’s important on the Tidal Thames. The Port of London Authority (PLA) Notices to Mariners are here.

CRT information here.

We have been unable to find the Tideway Handbooks on the CRT site, so we have uploaded the most recent copies that we have. Do keep checking […]

Useful check lists

Last updated: 17-02-2019 @ 12:52

Checklist for a Tidal Thames trip (written from a narrowboater’s perspective)

The day:

Have you checked the weather forecast? For a narrowboat, cruising the tideway in winds above around 15 mph (Force 3 Beaufort Scale) may be difficult. Met office, Met check

Other Traffic:

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River Wey and Godalming Navigations and Basingstoke Canal

Last updated: 20-03-2018 @ 21:17

River Wey and Godalming Navigations

OVER 350 YEARS OF HISTORY

Today, the leisurely pace of the Navigations contrasts with the speed of the railways and motorways that link London and Guildford. Much has changed since 1653 when the Wey Navigation was […]

Useful telephone numbers and VHF Channels

Last updated: 17-02-2019 @ 23:46

EA – Environment Agency / CaRT – Canal and River Trust / PLA – Port of London Authority

When calling Limehouse (or any other marina) on Channel 80, please ensure that your radio is switched to International Channel 80, not American (US) Channel 80A. Otherwise, the marina will be able […]

Find tide tables

Last updated: 17-02-2019 @ 12:55

Canal and River Trust Tidal Information

The Canal and River Trust publish tide table information which usefully includes lock 0pening times. At the time of writing, information on tides and lock opening times is available through the London noticeboard page here. A better link is here. The page you […]

Cruising guides

Last updated: 17-02-2019 @ 15:08

The guides we have links to below are ones we feel with be the most help to you. Please note that there is virtually nowhere to moor on the tidal Thames except perhaps in an emergency so all your planning should take that into account and you should aim to […]

Brentford to Limehouse

Top Tips

Last updated: 17-02-2019 @ 13:11

Make sure your boat is fit for the tideway Book a lock out of Brentford 24 hours in advance. Contact numbers are here. Even if you are expecting to arrive during normal Lock opening hours do give the Limehouse Lock Keepers a ring at least a day in […]

Brentford to Teddington

Planning Your Cruise: Top Tips

Last updated: 17-02-2019 @ 13:13

Make sure your boat is fit for the tideway Aim to leave Brentford as instructed by the lock keeper – usually about 2 hours before high tide at Richmond Even if you are going out during normal Lock opening hours do give the Thames Lock […]

Teddington to Brentford

Planning Your Cruise: Top Tips

Last updated: 05-07-2017 @ 09:53

Make sure your boat is fit for the tideway Even if you are going out during normal Lock opening hours do give the Thames Lock Lock Keepers a ring at least a day in advance and make a booking. Contact numbers are here. Make sure […]