Arch rivals on the river

Hundreds of thousands of people cross them every year in cars, on cycles and on foot and they are a vital part of our day-to-day lives. Without them, many people would be unable to get to work, to do their shopping or to visit friends and family. So maybe it's a little surprising that few people give much thought to the bridges that cross the River Thames - we just take them for granted.

Out-of-season delights

I love this time of year on the river. It doesn't really matter whether it's a bright, crisp autumn day or a dull, misty morning, the Thames has its own very special moods.

Dad’s Army-on-Thames

During the Second World War, people from all walks of life did their bit for the country in whatever ways they could – among them, helping to protect key installations like locks, bridges and weirs on the River Thames as members of the Upper Thames Patrol (UTP).