Port of London Authority

The harbour and pilotage authority for the tidal Thames along 95 miles of river, through London to the North Sea

The 95 miles of river is home to the UK’s second biggest port and the busiest inland waterway for passengers and freight

Port of London Authority (PLA) ensure navigational safety along the river, sharing marine, environmental, planning and other expertise to help people make the most of the river in safety.

Ports Operated

  • London


founding date


miles of the River Thames covered

Contact Details


London River House
Royal Pier Road
DA12 2BG

Tel: 01474 562 200