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 (https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/london-bridge-to-greenwich-via-the-south-bank/index.html). .a
Walk directions, map, and GPS data. (https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/london-bridge-to-greenwich-via-the-south-bank/)
Important - please read !
Everyone welcome, especially visitors to London.
Our walks are 'self led'. They don't have walk leaders. Everyone should have their own copy of the route or directions, i.e. a printout, OS map, pdf on your smartphone. These are all available for free from our website (via the link above). See: New Members (https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/swc/index.shtml) for more details. Don't worry, it work really well in practise.
We suggest a train from Central London. You can join it a surburban station (e.g. Clapham Junction, East Croydon, Stratford) or drive to the start. People meet up at the station the walk actually starts from.
This walk is cross-posted from the Saturday Walkers Club website. See This Week's Walks (https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/swc/this-weeks-walks.shtml) for last minute changes and more events.
Attendance is weather dependent, but is usually from 5-30 people.
A Network Railcard gives 1/3 off train fares. At weekends, check for TFL weekend engineering works!
This Meetup account isn't monitored. You can leave a message for the event organizer at: This Weeks Walks (https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/swc/this-weeks-walks.shtml)