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Liquid History. The Thames.

The River Thames

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England.At 215 miles, it is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn.

In London there are many sightseeing tours in tourist boats, past the more famous riverside attractions.

Tower Bridge.

  • It is the oldest and the most famous bridge across the Thames.
  • Originally it was made of wood by the Romans, but it was often burnt down.
  • Later it was made of stone. Finally it was rebuilt and made of concrete.

the London Eye

On the other side of the River Thames you can see the London Eye, sometimes called the Millenium Wheel, the largest observation wheel in the world. It was opened on December 31, 1999.

The Thames is the historic heartland of rowing in the United Kingdom. There are over 200 clubs on the river, and over 8,000 members of British Rowing (over 40% of its membership). Most towns and districts of any size on the river have at least one club.

Two rowing events on the River Thames are traditionally part of the wider English sporting calendar: The University Boat Race is rowed

between Oxford and Cambridge in late March or early April, on the Championship Course from Putney to Mortlake in the west of London.

Answer the questions

  • Where does the river Thames flow?
  • Is it the longest river in the United Kingdom?
  • What is the oldest and the most famous bridge across the Thames?
  • What is Tower Bridge made of?

Answer the questions

  • What is the second name of the London Eye?
  • When was it opened?
  • What rowing events on the River Thames do you know?