Tower Bridge to Thames Barrier

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In Greenwich

Take in the historic sites of Greenwich on this 10-mile walk from Tower Bridge to the Thames Barrier.

This 10-mile walk along the south bank of the Thames is part of the Thames Path. Start on the south side of the river at Tower Bridge, where soon you’ll get a glimpse of how Victorian docklands must have looked just beyond the Design Museum.

Then, follow the path along the river, passing mainly residential areas, on your way to historic Greenwich. Places of note are: Rotherhithe, where the Pilgrim Fathers departed to America in 1620; the substantial inland area of water left at Greenland Docks; and, of course, Greenwich itself.

Once you’ve stopped off and enjoyed the sights of the Royal Museums Greenwich, rejoin the path and head towards the O2. From there, a wide walkway will take you along the rest of the path to the iconic steel hoods of the Thames Barrier, built in 1984 to stop the Thames from flooding.

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