5 Facts About Thames River

1. The most popular sailing craft used on the Thames River are lasers, GP14s and Wayfarers.

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2. One of the major resources provided by the Thames River is the water distributed as drinking water by Thames Water, whose area of responsibility covers the length of the River Thames.

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3. In 2010, the Thames River won the largest environmental award in the world—the $350,000 International Riverprize.

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4. The Thames River provided the major route between the City of London and Westminster in the 16th and 17th centuries; the clannish guild of watermen ferried Londoners from landing to landing and tolerated no outside interference.

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5. The Thames River is host to some invasive crustaceans, including the signal crayfish and the Chinese mitten crab.

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