A pictorial guide to the River Thames


Map of Thames Estuary Thames Estuary

Isle of Grain (Kent)

Grain is probably the most remote location in Kent. It is at the eastern end of the Hoo peninsula and is on the south side of the Thames Estuary.

Across the Thames from the Isle of Grain you can see Southend-on-Sea.

Southend-on-Sea across the river
(The tide is out)

The River Medway enters the Thames at between the Isle of Grain and Sheerness.

Mouth of River Medway

Aerial photo of mouth of River Medway
(Source of photograph )

Grain Power station built in the 1970s generates electricity from oil for the national grid

Flood Defences
Power Station
Church
Flood Defences
Power Station
Church

Southend-on-Sea Sheerness

Start of Voyage down the Thames Contents Page Introduction
Facts about the Thames Flooding Thames Basin
Pollution Erosion Tributaries
Industries
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