London Rivers Week


After the success of the first London Rivers Week in 2016, we’ve got plans to make the event bigger and better in 2017!

Running from Monday 26th June to Sunday 2nd July, 2017, we want to continue the celebration of London’s rivers and to raise the profile of river restoration among the public, developers, politicians and policy makers alike.

The first London Rivers Week took place in 2016 to celebrate achieving the London Plan target of 15 kilometres of river restoration by 2015. It was a huge success, with 34 events across the week providing Londoners with opportunities to learn more about the city’s rivers and to find out how they are being improved for people and wildlife.

The partners of London Rivers Week, run by the London Rivers Restoration Group, will be delivering public events, such as walks and talks at sites where restoration projects have been carried out. They will be running river related activities and flooding the social media airwaves with facts, photos and thoughts about river restoration in London.

Details of events will appear here, listing the many fabulous places to explore during the week.

For now, why not read our list of 19 river restoration case studies we compiled for London Rivers Week 2016? Our partners will be bringing you new case studies, so bookmark this page and come back to see our full list before the event.

Case study projects can include small-scale habitat improvement works too, not just large restoration schemes.

Be it the River Lea, the River Wandle or even one of London’s less well-known rivers, London Rivers Week aims to help you discover these unique urban waterways and reconnect with nature in the heart of the city – so put the dates in your diaries now!

London’s rivers are often peaceful, natural places, where we can escape city life. They are havens where we can relax by the water, watch swans nesting or if we’re lucky, spot a flash of blue as one of Britain’s most beautiful birds, a kingfisher, speeds across the water.

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London Rivers Week gives you the chance to go that step further and explore the many other rivers in the capital.

London Rivers Week aims to inspire people like you to take pride in our waterways, understand the challenges facing them, and unite to create a healthy future for our rivers.

All over the city, the London Rivers Restoration Group – the partnership behind London Rivers Week – is urging Londoners to reclaim, rescue and restore our rivers.

London Rivers Restoration Group is a sub-group of Catchment Partnerships in London.