London Rivers Week Events

London Rivers Week Events

London Rivers Week celebrates the capital’s many rivers, lakes and streams and helps you find them. This year it features a mix of socially-distanced riverside and online events, including webinars, river walks, river clean-ups and a special podcast.

If an event is fully booked then it’s still worth getting in touch to add your name to the next one. And if you head over to the London Rivers Week page you’ll find a rewilded river map, and a directory of self-directed virtual walks so you explore whenever suits you!

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October 2020

FULLY BOOKED – *LONDON RIVERS WEEK* River Ravensbourne Wade

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An opportunity to wade through the centre of Lewisham and hear how history has shaped the River Ravensbourne and where the river is now in terms of ecology, biodiversity and landscape. Both the start point at Brookmill Park and end at Cornmill Gardens are flagship river restoration projects completed in the 1990s and 2000s. Grown-ups only please; this wade is restricted to 6 people. Booking essential: *This event is now fully booked* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wade-along-the-river-ravensbourne-tickets-125495352979  

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* River Kids Learning Hub – Virtual Event

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online London, United Kingdom

  Join the Unlocking the Severn team and Rivers Trusts from around the UK for a day packed with exciting fish and river-themed activities. Check back every hour as each rivers trust shares a selection of resources to keep you creative this half term!   When? Monday 26th October 10am - 5pm   Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2752462501744414   Take part in activities, watch education videos and learn about the wonderful world of rivers from the comfort of your own home.  …

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Walthamstow Wetlands

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 27th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2020 at 10:00 am

Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Come and learn about the wildlife found around Walthamstow Wetlands to celebrate London Rivers Week. Pre-booking is essential for our half-hour sessions in the outdoor classroom, pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting and mud play followed by a self-led nature walk. When? Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 10am - 3pm (half hour slots) Where? Walthamstow Wetlands, Forest Road, N17 9NH   Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Webinar: River Restoration with 2020 Vision

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A webinar learning from the last 20 years and looking ahead to the next 20. When? Monday 26th October 2pm - 4pm via Zoom Our speakers will be discussing 20 years of river restoration in London and considering key themes such as climate resilience, sustainable development, social justice and our aspirations for the future.  Please confirm your attendance using this link and if you have any additional requirements please email KSLEvents@environment-agency.gov.uk   Webinar Agenda: Session  Lead Welcome and opening remarks…

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Woodberry Wetlands

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Woodberry Wetland, East Entrance
1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH United Kingdom
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Join London Wildlife Trust at Woodberry Wetlands to discover the wildlife that lives on, in and around our aquatic habitats. Join a member of our Outdoor Learning team to explore the ponds and under the logs. When? Tuesday 27th October 10:30am - 3:30pm (25 min slots) Where? Woodbury Wetlands, 1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Walthamstow Wetlands

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 27th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2020 at 10:00 am

Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Come and learn about the wildlife found around Walthamstow Wetlands to celebrate London Rivers Week. Pre-booking is essential for our half-hour sessions in the outdoor classroom, pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting and mud play followed by a self-led nature walk. When? Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 10am - 3pm (half hour slots) Where? Walthamstow Wetlands, Forest Road, N17 9NH   Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Riverside Vegetation Management

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 28th October 2020 at 1:00 pm

Riverbank Way, SM6 7GE, Riverbank Way SM6 7GE United Kingdom + Google Map

*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Join us in Hackbridge to help to create a more diverse mosaic of habitats along this recently restored section of the river Wandle. Wednesday 28th October: 10am - 12pm or 1pm to 3pm Booking essential - book here. 

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Walthamstow Wetlands

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 27th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2020 at 10:00 am

Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Come and learn about the wildlife found around Walthamstow Wetlands to celebrate London Rivers Week. Pre-booking is essential for our half-hour sessions in the outdoor classroom, pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting and mud play followed by a self-led nature walk. When? Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 10am - 3pm (half hour slots) Where? Walthamstow Wetlands, Forest Road, N17 9NH   Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Young Friends of the River Brent

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
NW10 0BD, Quainton Street Open Space
London, NW10 0BD United Kingdom
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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Young Friends of the River Brent You are invited by Thames21 to be part of the solution to improve the River Brent during London Rivers Week. Get involved in: Clean-up of the river and surroundings. Monitoring the river Brent habitats. Celebrate the river Brent with a river tour. When? Wednesday 28th October 10:30am - 2:30pm Where? Quainton Street Open Space, Brent, London-UK Booking essential - email: carolina.pinto@thames21.org.uk ***Please book in advance as numbers of volunteering on a…

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Webinar: Estuary Edges

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online London, United Kingdom

Webinar - Estuary Edges: Replacing metal, concrete and brick tidal walls with a variety of habitats When? Wednesday 28th October 11am - 12pm   Join Richard Charman, Geomorphology Technical Specialist at the Environment Agency and Amy Pryor, Technical Director for the Thames Estuary Partnership as they discuss the significant positive benefits to both wildlife and people of softening brick, concrete and metal tidal walls on the Thames. Presentation with Q&A, open to all.   Please click the link below to…

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Riverside Vegetation Management

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 28th October 2020 at 1:00 pm

Riverbank Way, SM6 7GE, Riverbank Way SM6 7GE United Kingdom + Google Map

*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Join us in Hackbridge to help to create a more diverse mosaic of habitats along this recently restored section of the river Wandle. Wednesday 28th October: 10am - 12pm or 1pm to 3pm Booking essential - book here. 

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Woodberry Wetlands

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Woodberry Wetland, East Entrance
1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH United Kingdom
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Join London Wildlife Trust at Woodberry Wetlands to discover the wildlife that lives on, in and around our aquatic habitats. Join a member of our Outdoor Learning team to explore the ponds and under the logs. When? Thursday 29th October 10:30am - 3:30pm (25 min slots) Where? Woodberry Wetlands, 1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH Booking essential - book here.

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FULLY BOOKED – *LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Walking Survey & Clean-up

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Fulham, Fulham
London, SW6 United Kingdom
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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Join us to assess the litter and plastic pollution issue in west London. We will be walking the beautiful foreshore of west London at low tide looking for litter followed by a clean-up. This is an essential part of identifying the overall status of litter and plastic on the river. Saturday 31st October 9am Exact location TBC - Fulham Booking essential - email: toni.olsen@thames21.org.uk

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Woodberry Wetlands

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Woodberry Wetland, East Entrance
1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Join London Wildlife Trust at Woodberry Wetlands to discover the wildlife that lives on, in and around our aquatic habitats. Join a member of our Outdoor Learning team to explore the ponds and under the logs. When? Saturday 31st October 10:30am - 3:30pm (25 min slots) Where? Woodberry Wetlands, 1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK – River Roding Clean Up Weekend #1

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Opening up a riverside path from Barking to Ilford will massively improve the river and give a much needed green space for local people. Friends of the River Roding have cleared the initial path, which has revealed a lot of fly tipping and rubbish towards the Ilford end of the path. This looks awful, pollutes the river and is dangerous for wildlife. With your help we would like to collect all this rubbish together ready for TFL to remove. We’ll…

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***POSTPONED*** Restoring the River Brent – Community Links

October 31 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
NW10 0BD, Quainton Street Open Space
London, NW10 0BD United Kingdom
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***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED*** Unfortunately due to poor weather conditions this event has been postponed. This event will be rescheduled for a weekend in November, please check the Thames 21 events calender for updates. You are invited by Thames21 to be part of the solution to improve the River Brent by undertaking practical river enhancements. The enhancement works will be of natural methods and will involve removing obsolete toe-boarding from the river banks and installing large wood habitat. This…

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November 2020

*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Pyl Brook River Clean-up

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Derwent Road SW209NJ United Kingdom + Google Map

*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Don a pair of waders and help to clear rubbish and plastic pollution from the Beverley Brook. Sunday 1st November: 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm Location: Derwent Road, SW209NJ. Grassy patch near a bridge crossing the brook.  Booking is essential - please visit www.southeastriverstrust.org/events to book your spot.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK – River Roding Clean Up Weekend #1

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Opening up a riverside path from Barking to Ilford will massively improve the river and give a much needed green space for local people. Friends of the River Roding have cleared the initial path, which has revealed a lot of fly tipping and rubbish towards the Ilford end of the path. This looks awful, pollutes the river and is dangerous for wildlife. With your help we would like to collect all this rubbish together ready for TFL to remove. We’ll…

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Riverside Clean-up and Planting

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Meet members of Surge Cooperative on the banks of the Channelsea, to clean up the riverside garden and talk about plans for restoration. Join us at the Long Wall Path planters where we'll be planting bulbs, sewing wildflower seeds and having a good chat about our plans for the area and how you can be involved. When? Sunday 1st November 11am - 3pm Here is a map link to the event location: https://goo.gl/maps/NNgSwBEg3TYrUXn2A We will provide water and teas - please bring your…

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FULLY BOOKED – *LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Walking Survey & Clean-up

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Battersea Bridge, Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3BZ United Kingdom + Google Map

*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Join us to assess the litter and plastic pollution issue in west London. We will be walking the beautiful foreshore of west London at low tide looking for litter followed by a clean-up. This is an essential part of identifying the overall status of litter and plastic on the river. Monday 2nd November 9am Exact location TBC - near Battersea Bridge Booking essential - email: toni.olsen@thames21.org.uk

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