New Look for BW Tidal Lock Leaflet

British Waterways' London tidal lock availability guide has a new look for 2011.

This guide is for boaters moving between the tidal Thames and the inland waterway network in London. The publication lists tide times and heights as well as the hours when the tidal locks at Bow, West India Dock, Thames Lock Brentford and Limehouse Basin are manned by the British Waterways team.

In the past British Waterways produced the guide as a printed leaflet which was available at the tidal locks and other information points. However, due to declining take-up of the printed copies and the expense involved in producing the resource, British Waterways are trialling a new format for 2011.

NABO has added links to the documents on our Web Links pages. The data will be also be available online at Each file will list lock availability data for three months on one side, and useful information, contact details and general guidance, on the other.  Printed copies of the information will also be available from British Waterways’ London’s information boat, Jena, which is moored at Paddington.

For more information or to request a printed copy, users can call BW on 020 7985 7200 or email