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September 2019

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Come and See Us at Thames Tidefest

Come and See Us at Thames Tidefest

Thames TideFest is an annual river Thames event to highlight and celebrate the recreational importance of the Thames Tideway to Londoners. It includes a wide variety of river based events in Chiswick, Kew, Brentford, Barnes, and elsewhere along the tidal Thames. The event runs from 10am to 5.30pm.

We will have a stand in one of the riverside gazebos at Kew Bridge. We shall also be running two inspirational riverside bird walks (10.30am & 3pm, leader Andrew Peel) aimed at highlighting the amazing diversity of bird species that can seen in central London thanks, in no little part, to the habitat provided by the Thames. From electric blue Kingfishers to snowy white Little Egrets, from delicate Goldfinches through to colourful Rose-Ringed Parakeets, you are likely to see so many amazing birds on the walk. If possible bring your own binoculars and be ready to learn more in an hour than you did at school !

In addition, Catherine Day will give a talk on swifts from 3.30 to 4.30pm at the festival's indoor venue at the Water and Steam Museum nearby.


- District Line (Richmond branch) to Gunnersbury and a 16-min walk or a short hop on the bus (nos. 319, 266, 267) to Kew Bridge.
- Overground to Gunnersbury Station.
- Train to Kew Bridge Station.

How to find us:
We'll be on the riverside embankment at Strand-on-the-Green, W4 3RE, where we'll have a stall in one of the riverside gazebos.

You can find out more about Tidefest as a whole at: