Want to see when the next Bridge Lift is?

All Lifts are listed below or use the search function to filter dates. 

Please note that scheduled Bridge Lifts can be cancelled at short notice and without prior notification to the public. This may be due to unforeseen circumstances or situations outside of our control.

Upcoming Lift Times
Day Date Time Vessel Direction
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Motor Vessel Le Champlain Up river
Motor Vessel Le Champlain Down river
Motor Ship Le Dumont D'Urville Up river
Motor Ship Le Dumont D'Urville Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Sailing Barge Will Up river
Sailing Barge Will Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Up river
Paddle Steamer Dixie Queen Down river

Information for ship's agents, owners or Masters

If your vessel has a mast or superstructure of 30ft (9m) or more and would like to enter or leave the Upper Pool of London, find out how to book a Bridge Lift for your vessel here.

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