By Miguel Ángel Reyes Suárez in 3A
The River Thames
The river Thames is a very famous river located in
It’s the longest river in England and the second longest
in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn.
It doesn´t only flow through London, it also flows
through Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and
The river´s physical features
The river is 346km long and has a rise and fall of 7
The river ends in the North Sea.
The river has got over 80 islands and some island are
Most of the interesting things of London like the Big
Ben, the London Eye and the Tower of London are near
Does the river changes along its
Yes. Through its course, the river makes some little
rivers called canals.
In the canals, you can go through boats.
If you have been to a London canal, maybe you didn´t
realise that the canals were part of the river Thames.
What happens if the river floods?
If the river floods there is no problem thanks to the flood
barrier, that doesn´t let the river flood go to the land.
When the river floods, the barrier closes at high tidean when
the river is at low tide the barrier opens.
Sadly, there is only a flood barrier in a part of the river so the
land can flood in other places.
HELP! The river is flooding!!!!!
Did you know London is flooding?
Since more or less from the 10th of February parts of
London have been flooded.
Nearly 6,000 homes have been inundated along the
Thames Valley and elsewhere following England's
wettest January in 2½ centuries.
For that reason, London was in orange alert.
What effect does the river have
on people who live in their banks?
The river gives work to people because it is used for
transport and communications across England.
What happens if there is a drought?
The river will NEVER be dry because in England it rains a
The river at night
The Thames at night is incredibly beautiful with the
London Eye lights…
If you go through the river Thames at night, it will
probably be the paradise.
The river in the GREAT fire of
The river is also famous for stopping the Great fire of London going to
the other half of London.
In the 1660´s people have done lots of paintings of the river during the
Great Fire of London.
People used the river to transport their things because their houses haf
been destroyed by the fire.