His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials

The River Thames[1] was a river in Brytain in Lyra's world. It ran through Oxfordshire and London. On the banks of the river were The Trout Inn, Godstow Priory,[1] Wallingford Priory and, in London, Marisa Coulter's flat. It also housed the River Giant who took orders from Old Father Thames. Folly Bridge was located over the river in Oxford.


Duke's Cut connected the Oxford Canal to the Thames. The River Cherwell was also a tributary of the Thames.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 La Belle Sauvage, Chapter 1
  2. The Secret Commonwealth, Chapter 1
Buildings Marisa Coulter's flatOctober HouseRoyal Geological MuseumShot TowerWhite Hall Palace
Locations ChelseaClarice WalkClerkenwellDenmark StreetFalkeshallFalkeshall GardensGrand Junction CanalGraveyard with mausoleumHangman's WharfKing George's StepsLimehouseMarch RoadMortlakeOakley StreetRiver ThamesWhite Hall
Organisations National ChthonicLondon coffee-stallLondon pharmacyRoyal Arctic Institute
Natives AnnieBishop of LondonTony MakariosTony Makarios's motherUnidentified pharmacy shopkeeper
Important Marisa Coulter's cocktail party