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Thursday, 24 October 2019

Evening Walk - Thames Path: London Bridge to Greenwich (Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Deptford)

Length: 10.0 km (6.2 mi)
Net Walking Time: 2 ½ hrs

Meet: main Tooley Street exit of London Bridge Mainline Station, opposite Hay’s Galleria (i.e. not the tube station exit) at 18.15 hours.
Finish is at Cutty Sark DLR or at Greenwich Mainline station.
Drop-out points just off route: plenty of bus stops, Bermondsey Underground, Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays Overground, Deptford Mainline.

This walk along the Thames Path passes the HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and riverside pubs and restaurants. It then changes, as you leave the touristy section, and becomes quieter in nature, passing through residential areas with reminders of the areas’ industrial heritage, Dickensian in places. The contrast between the modern apartment blocks with riverside frontages, and the LCC 1920s blocks of flats on the other side of the road (away from the riverfront) is of interest to sociologists. 80% of the walk is along riverside paths (with views back to the City), 20% consists of short detours around riverfront buildings. It ends in Royal Greenwich. Throughout there are views across the Thames.
Navigation is easy - keep the river on your left-hand-side and follow Thames Path signposts and discs.

Eat/Drink: lots of choice en route and in Greenwich.
For walk directions, map, photos, and gpx/kml files click here. T=swc.245.a

3 comments:

Gavin said...

Whose planning to go this evening? Gavin

Anonymous said...

at least 1

Thomas G said...

After lots of heavy rain, the walk was entirely w=dry (from above).
12 assembled at LBG, 1 other joined at The Angel pub on Bermondsey/Rotherhithe borders: n=13. We 'lost' 2 at The Mayflower (where we had a 15 minute break), as they decided to have dinner there, and then lost 1 other later on to a right turn to Surrey Quays Overground. Of the remaining 10, 9 went for a meal at the end of the walk in Greenwich at The Old Brewery.
The City, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, even Canary Wharf looked resplendent in the evening lights, the paths were adequately lit and - apart from some groups of weed-smoking youth - there were no irritating or scary encounters.
All in, a very fine ending to this year's (summer) evening walk season.