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River Thames Collection

The River Thames, a majestic waterway that weaves through the heart of England, holds within its currents a rich tapestry of history and beauty

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Old Street Map of The Isle of Dogs and River Thames at Greenwich 1908

Old Street Map of The Isle of Dogs and River Thames at Greenwich 1908
Detailed colour Street Plan of London from 1908 covering the area around The Isle of Dogs and The River Thames at Greenwich.The image has been remastered from Bartholomews Handy Atlas of London

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: UK, England, London, River Thames and Big Ben

UK, England, London, River Thames and Big Ben

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Howland Great Dock, near Deptford, c. 1715-20 (engraving)

Howland Great Dock, near Deptford, c. 1715-20 (engraving)
XJF444362 Howland Great Dock, near Deptford, c.1715-20 (engraving) by Badslade, J. (fl.1720-30) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Birds eye view of Howland Great Dock, Deptford)

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: The New Hammersmith Suspension Bridge (engraving)

The New Hammersmith Suspension Bridge (engraving)
1050596 The New Hammersmith Suspension Bridge (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The New Hammersmith Suspension Bridge)

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Chiswick Mall

Chiswick Mall
Low tide at Chiswick Mall, an area of Chiswick in west London, on the banks of the River Thames, circa 1930. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: England, London, Tower Bridge, Thames Cruise Boat Passing Through Open Tower Bridge

England, London, Tower Bridge, Thames Cruise Boat Passing Through Open Tower Bridge

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: View of Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, London, 1822. Artist: James Duffield Harding

View of Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, London, 1822. Artist: James Duffield Harding
View of Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, London, 1822. From the (same) bank of the River Thames showing fishing boats and ships on the river

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Albert Bridge and River Thames at night, Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Albert Bridge and River Thames at night, Chelsea, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, 1857, printed 1863-64

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: The filming of Dr Who - Daleks characters across the river from Big Ben

The filming of Dr Who - Daleks characters across the river from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. 1964

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: England, Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames, Boathouses and Rowers on River Thames

England, Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames, Boathouses and Rowers on River Thames

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Thames Barrier on River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background, London, England

Thames Barrier on River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Jacobs Island, a notorious slum on the south bank of the River Thames in Bermondsey, London, was made famous in Charles Dickenss novel Oliver Twist

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Sunrise looking down the river Thames to Tower Bridge, the Shard and city, London

Sunrise looking down the river Thames to Tower Bridge, the Shard and city, London, England, UK

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: View over the Thames from Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

View over the Thames from Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Richmond Bridge, River Thames, Richmond, London, England, UK

Richmond Bridge, River Thames, Richmond, London, England, UK

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: River Thames and Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

River Thames and Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Henley on Thames, Bridge and River Boat, Oxfordshire, England

Henley on Thames, Bridge and River Boat, Oxfordshire, England

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Tower Bridge, London, England, UK

Tower Bridge, London, England, UK

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: River scene, Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

River scene, Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: River Thames at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

River Thames at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: The Shard and Tower Bridge at night, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Shard and Tower Bridge at night, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: London, The Shard and Tower Bridge

London, The Shard and Tower Bridge
UK, England, London, River Thames, The Shard and Tower Bridge

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames

UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames
UK, London, The City and St. Pauls Cathedral, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: St Pauls Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge, London, England, United Kingdom

St Pauls Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Sunrise looking down the river Thames to Tower Bridge, London, England, UK

Sunrise looking down the river Thames to Tower Bridge, London, England, UK

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany

The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany
The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Portrait of the musical and aptly named Sharps aboard their sailing barge Apollo on the River Thames at Fulham in London: Mary Lloyd-Baker (nee Sharp)

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Agas Map of London, c1561

Agas Map of London, c1561. Sheet 10, showing part of Southwark, London Bridge, ships on the River Thames, part of the City of London and the Tower of London with its moat

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Old pub on the River Thames, London, 1926-1927

Old pub on the River Thames, London, 1926-1927. An old tavern on the riverside at Limehouse. Illustration from Wonderful London, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, Volume I

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: HMS Belfast moored near Tower Bridge on the Thames, London, England, United Kingdom

HMS Belfast moored near Tower Bridge on the Thames, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Richmond Hill, London, 1875 (oil on canvas)

Richmond Hill, London, 1875 (oil on canvas)
OJ8866 Richmond Hill, London, 1875 (oil on canvas) by Cole, George Vicat (1833-93); Private Collection; eAckermann Johnson; English, out of copyright

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Richmond Hill View, Surrey, England, 28 / 6 / 10. Creator: Ethel Davies; Davies, Ethel

Richmond Hill View, Surrey, England, 28 / 6 / 10. Creator: Ethel Davies; Davies, Ethel
Richmond Hill View, 28/6/10. The famous view from Star and Garter Hill looking over the River Thames at Richmond, Surrey, England

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Aerial view over River Thames, City of London, The Shard and Canary Wharf, London

Aerial view over River Thames, City of London, The Shard and Canary Wharf, London, England

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: An Exact Delineation of the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs (engraving)

An Exact Delineation of the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs (engraving)
XJF2639696 An Exact Delineation of the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs (engraving) by Faithorne, William (1616-91) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Tomblesons Panoramic Map of the Thames and Medway (engraving)

Tomblesons Panoramic Map of the Thames and Medway (engraving)
587722 Tomblesons Panoramic Map of the Thames and Medway (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tomblesons Panoramic Map of the Thames and Medway)

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Mortlake Terrace: Early Summer Morning, 1826 (oil on canvas)

Mortlake Terrace: Early Summer Morning, 1826 (oil on canvas)
3089827 Mortlake Terrace: Early Summer Morning, 1826 (oil on canvas) by Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851); Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Albert Bridge illuminated at night, London, England, UK

Albert Bridge illuminated at night, London, England, UK

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: The New Zealander, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

The New Zealander, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
The New Zealander, 1872. A figure sits on the banks of the River Thames contemplating the downfall of the city. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: River Thames, Richmond, London, England, UK

River Thames, Richmond, London, England, UK

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: View of London, 1926-1927. Artist: Captain Alfred G Buckham

View of London, 1926-1927. Artist: Captain Alfred G Buckham
View of London, 1926-1927. A biplane flies over the River Thames. Illustration from Wonderful London, volume I, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, published by Amalgamated Press (London, 1926-1927)

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Millenium Wheel (London Eye) with Big Ben on the skyline beyond at sunset, London

Millenium Wheel (London Eye) with Big Ben on the skyline beyond at sunset, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: UK, England, London, City of London, Skyline, including the Cheesegrater and Walkie-Talkie

UK, England, London, City of London, Skyline, including the Cheesegrater and Walkie-Talkie

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast on the River Thames at dusk, London, England, United Kingdom

Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast on the River Thames at dusk, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)

Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)
XOS1448854 Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving) by Visscher, Nicolaes (Claes) Jansz (1586-1652); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of London from South bank with its Tudor theatres)

Background imageRiver Thames Collection: UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames

UK, London, The City, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames
UK, London, The City and St. Pauls Cathedral, Waterloo Bridge over River Thames



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The River Thames, a majestic waterway that weaves through the heart of England, holds within its currents a rich tapestry of history and beauty. From Isambard Kingdom Brunel standing proudly before the launching chains of the Great Eastern to the boathouses and rowers dotting its shores in Henley-on-Thames, this iconic river has witnessed countless tales unfold. As one navigates downstream, they encounter the imposing Thames Barrier with Canary Wharf's towering skyline as its backdrop. A testament to human engineering prowess and resilience against nature's forces, it stands guard over London like a silent sentinel. When night falls, the Albert Bridge casts an enchanting glow upon the tranquil waters below. Chelsea comes alive under its ethereal radiance as the city lights dance upon the surface, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that captures hearts. Traveling back in time along Folly Ditch and Jacobs Island circa 1878 reveals glimpses into London's past. The streets whisper stories of bygone eras when life flowed alongside these very banks. At sunrise, as golden hues paint the sky above Tower Bridge and illuminate The Shard piercing through London's bustling cityscape, one cannot help but be captivated by this breathtaking panorama, and is a moment frozen in time where modernity meets tradition on this timeless river. Delving further into history unveils an old street map showcasing The Isle of Dogs and Greenwich along with an Agas Map from 1561 depicting ancient London. These relics transport us back centuries ago when explorers set sail from these very shores to chart new territories across distant seas. A glimpse into everyday life during 1926-1927 presents an old pub nestled beside River Thames - witness to laughter shared over pints amidst changing tides of time. Meanwhile, Marlow in Buckinghamshire beckons visitors with its idyllic charm; here lies another chapter waiting to be explored along this storied watercourse.