London’s River Thames – Blackheath to the London Eye: Guided Walk
A fascinating guided walk through London following the River Thames. This walk takes us across the open expanse of Blackheath down into Greenwich Park, past the Royal Observatory, the Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark down to the Thames and the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. Crossing to the other side of the river we track the river’s path through the Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf and Limehouse to St Katherine’s Dock and Tower Bridge giving us a chance to see the old and the new commercial worlds merge along the river bank. Crossing back to the south side of the river we will pass the Globe Theatre, Tate Britain and the South Bank Centre before finishing at the London Eye. With plenty of cafes and pubs to stop at along the way and a number of tubes and buses to use if you want to hop off the walk early, we will walk along the route of the river looking at the historic and modern development of this vital and magnificent waterway.
The guided walk is around 9.5 miles and mainly flat apart from a gentle downhill at the start from Blackheath to the riverside.
We will meet at Blackheath Rail Station to begin our walk and finish at Waterloo Rail Station and Underground.
The walk is led by experienced guide Barbara Hamilton who lives in the heart of London and has a wealth of local knowledge.