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.
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.
Jubilee Walkway, Capital Ring, Green Chain Walk, Jubilee Greenway, Thames Path south-east extension, Thames Path north-east extension
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