Results tagged “Thames”
How about grabbing a pair of wellies and helping to make a real difference to your environment this spring?
If you fancy that you can volunteer with one of the country's leading waterways charities, Thames21, and join in a series of riverbank clean-ups across the capital.
An advert now labels the cable car a legacy item. "Thanks to the Games," it reads, "you can now fly across the Thames and see London in a whole new light." This is part of a series of adverts branded "Gift of the Games."
Now, one could quibble, if one were so minded, over the direct correlation of the Emirates Air Line and the Olympic Games.
A lucky passenger who made the one millionth journey on the Emirates Air Line will soon be jetting off to her dream holiday destination.
Enfield resident Claudia Wright was presented with two return economy flights from London to an Emirates destination of her choice, following a competition by Emirates and MetroTravel to celebrate the milestone journey over the Thames.
Working practices on the Woolwich Ferry when a 19-year-old deckhand died in a mooring accident were "unseamanlike," an official report on the tragedy has concluded.
Ben Woollacott, who came from a family of Thames watermen, was dragged overboard by a mooring rope caught in the propellor while securing the ferry to a mooring buoy.
They were briefly a tourist attraction, a sexy backdrop, a reminder of Britain's maritime past and an exercise in putting a quart into a pint pot.
But the various super yachts, square riggers, royal yachts and cruisers are dispersing from their berths from Monday.