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Where does the River Thames lead to?

Starting as a small trickle in the Cotswolds the River Thames travels over 210 miles through the heart of some of England’s most picturesque towns, right into the centre of London and eventually, out into the North Sea.

Which countries does the Thames flow through?

The River Thames only flows through one country—the England. The river runs through both London and Oxford.

How many counties does the Thames flow through?

The River Thames flows through several counties including Gloucestershire County, Wiltshire County, Oxfordshire County, Berkshire County, Buckinghamshire County, Surrey County, Essex County, and Kent County.

Do we drink sewage water UK?

The UK’s water and sewerage utilities provide some of the cleanest drinking water in the world.

Does the Thames stink?

But the river started to die due to pollution, sewage, Industrial waste and by 1957 it was declared “biologically dead” by the Natural History Museum. Newspapers described the Thames as a filthy, foul-smelling drain. After 60 years of being declared dead, the Thames came back as one of the cleanest rivers in the world.

How many dead bodies are found in the Thames?

On average there is one dead body hauled out of the Thames each week. Perhaps this is due to the POLAR BEAR in the Thames. In 1252 King Henry III received a bear as a gift from Norway. He kept it in the Tower of London and used to let it swim in the river to catch fish.

How polluted is Thames?

The River Thames has some of the highest recorded levels of microplastics for any river in the world. Scientists have estimated that 94,000 microplastics per second flow down the river in places. The quantity exceeds that measured in other European rivers, such as the Danube and Rhine.

Can you swim in Thames?

The PLA allows swimming to take place upriver of Putney Bridge through to Teddington. It is permitted in this area only but be reminded that it is still a busy section of the tidal Thames for leisure and recreational activities. Never swim across the river.

Where is the best water in the UK?

The area of the UK with the best tasting tap water is Severn Trent in the West Midlands. Renowned for its purity, the judges, who included Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens, described Severn Trent’s water as “comparable to a mountain stream for its freshness”.

Where is the softest water in the UK?

The South East of England and london water hardness levels are predominantly high. Scotland, Ireland and Wales in the main have soft water as you can see in the water hardness map.

What is the healthiest water in the world?

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