There is a diversion on this section please see below for more information.
Welcome to a stretch of the River Thames that's full of East End character, where the views are superb and the pubs alone are worth the walk.
North Bank 5 miles / South Bank 11 miles ( North Bank 8 km / South Bank 17.5 km)
Greenwich Foot Tunnel (North Bank) or Thames Barrier (South Bank)
Easy and level walking surface.
The Thames Path is clearly signed and waymarked along its length using the distinctive National Trail acorn symbol alongside its name. There are lots of extra information boards to interpret the things you meet along the way.
It is possible to walk beyond the Thames Barrier - which is the official end of the National Trail - for instance on the south side you can walk all the way to the Kent boundary. However beyond the Thames Barrier the way-marking changes from being the iconic acorn of the National Trail, to a sailing barge symbol.
The Thames Path route on the north bank of the River Thames will be temporarily diverted in the vicinity of Limekiln Dock, an inlet off the River Thames within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. This temporary diversion will last for approximately two weeks in mid-December 2013. The closure will allow the Port of London Authority to undertake shingle removal works within Limekiln Dock.
To undertake the works, the Port of London Authority require closure of the moveable footbridge across the dock, over which the Thames Path routes, to allow access for their equipment. Closure of the moveable footbridge will result in a diversion of the Thames Path route in this location, using Narrow Street and Three Colt Street. Limekiln Dock is bounded by Narrow St, Dundee Wharf and Three Colt Street within Tower Hamlets.
Diversion maps will be available on-site at Limekiln Dock around the footbridge to guide pedestrians to the temporary diversion path. These maps will also be available on the Port of London Authority website.
Thames Path temporary diversion notice Dec 2013(1).pdf
Walkers thinking of visiting the Thames Barrier visitor centre at the end of the south bank section should first of all check the opening times on The Environment Agency's website - there is a café and toilets here too
The route can be easily reached by public transport. There are many rail, underground and bus stations and stops just a short walking distance from the river. Call London Travel Information on 020 7222 1234 (24 hours), Textphone 020 7918 3015
For more information on public transport please see Transport for London's Journey Planner.
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