Also on the river during the Olympics
The Olympic Rings were on the river throughout the Olympics period
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Image courtesy of Livett's Launches
A barge carrying the Olympic Rings was on the river at various locations throughout the Olympic period.
Tower Bridge – decorated with Olympic Rings – had a light show every evening from 24th July between 9 and 10pm
Six other London bridges had special lighting for the Olympics, approved by the PLA.
The PLA reminded visitors that London is the UK’s 2nd biggest Port, handling almost 50 million tonnes of goods a year.
The tidal Thames is the busiest inland waterway in the UK, used to move over 2 million tonnes of freight a year, which keeps over 100,000 lorries off the roads. Over 6 million boat passengers use it every year.
The tidal Thames is home to a vibrant sporting and leisure community and hosts the annual Boat Race.