Reaches of the River Thames

A “reach” is an extended piece of water or land and navigators on the Thames will be familiar with the names of the river’s reaches but for the rest of us, here’s a quick guide to the named sections from Gravesend up to the pool of London.

  • Gravesend Reach
  • Northfleet Hope
  • St Clement’s Reach
  • Long Reach
  • Erith Rands
  • Erith Reach
  • Halfway Reach
  • Barking Reach
  • Gallions Reach
  • Woolwich Reach
  • Bugsby’s Reach
  • Blackwall Reach
  • Greenwich Reach
  • Limehouse Reach
  • Lower Pool
  • The Pool

Bugsby’s Reach