• (noun): The longest river in England; flows eastward through London to the North Sea.
    Synonyms: River Thames, Thames River

Some articles on thames:

... The Tideway is a name given to the part of the River Thames in England that is subject to tides ... The Tideway includes the Thames Estuary, Thames Gateway and the Pool of London ...
Thames Conservancy - History - Replacement
... On 1 April 1974, the Thames Conservancy was subsumed into the new Thames Water Authority, although much of the organisation remained intact as the authority's Thames Conservancy Division ... However when Thames Water was privatised in 1990 the river management functions passed to the new National Rivers Authority and in 1996 to the Environment Agency ...
Tideway - Navigation
... Today little commercial traffic passes above the Thames Barrier, and central London sees only the occasional visiting cruise ship or warship, moored ... Thames meander challenges along the length of the Thames from Lechlade often pass through the London sections and finish well downstream, for example ...
Tideway - Responsibilities
... The PLA is responsible for just one lock on the Thames - Richmond Lock ... Within London, the Thames is policed by the Thames Division, the River Police arm of London’s Metropolitan Police ... investigations have included the Roberto Calvi and Torso in the Thames cases ...

Famous quotes containing the word thames:

    The wind’s on the wold
    And the night is a-cold,
    And Thames runs chill
    ‘Twixt mead and hill.
    But kind and dear
    Is the old house here
    And my heart is warm
    Midst winter’s harm.
    William Morris (1834–1896)

    Home! Yes! she would see Trafalgar Square, again; and Nelson on his plinth; and Chelsea Bridge as it dissolved into the Thames at twilight ... and St. Paul’s, the single Amazon breast of her beloved native city.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    I wander thro’ each charter’d street,
    Near where the charter’d Thames does flow,
    And mark in every face I meet
    Marks of weakness, marks of woe.
    William Blake (1757–1827)