Our manifesto

We came together in the belief that it is all of our basic right to have access to the River Thames, not just to travel over it or around it.

London’s largest public space has been enclosed by roads and buildings that restrict accessibility. We envision London’s next great public space. One that safely permits swimming in Central London, but one that also allows anyone to come, sit and take time out.

Thames Baths is our vision for achieving this in a safe and natural environment which we believe we will all fall in love with.

Where the River Thames is the heartbeat, the water that flows within it is its blood. This waterway gives life to the most multi-cultural and vibrant city in the world. The Thames has evolved the people of London as much as the people of London have evolved it. We now want to help shape the next evolution.

Thames Baths is about imagining the possibilities of safely swimming in the river and opening up a discussion about its future and with £143,000 raised through 1,273 passionate fans we are closer than ever to making this happen.


We’ve never believed that imposing ourselves on this historic waterway is the right thing to do.

It shouldn’t be about creating another barrier to the interaction with the Thames.

It should be about a structure which sits naturally within the river environment.

It shouldn’t be about chemically treated water.

It should be filled with water that comes from the Thames.

It should revive the senses and nurture the soul.

It should be a place where you can swim at any speed or sit down and take time to appreciate your surroundings.

It is our believe that it is every Londoner’s right to liberate themselves by swimming in the Thames.

Welcome to Thames Baths, a project we can all be proud of and one we can all participate in.

If you are interested in supporting us to help shape the future of London’s next big cultural project, please get in touch at this page.