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“Great walk from North Greenwich to Thames Barrier”
Review of Thames River

Thames River
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London Thames River Dinner Cruise
Ranked #147 of 1,870 things to do in London
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I got the MBNA Thames Clipper service (RB1) to North Greenwich and walked along the Thames path to Thames Barrier (about 3 miles , 1 hour walk) It is a great way to see the river. It is a wide surfaced path suitable for cycling. Unfortunately it fades out a bit after the Thames Barrier but after a diversion through an industrial estate you pick the path up again and can follow the river down to Woolwich. I understand that there are plans to expand the path so you can follow the river all the way.

It is very pleasant to have a quiet walk along the river away from the masses that throng London's more obvious tourist spots.

Thank MYDOGISFINN
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

A couple of days ago we walked from Woolwich Arsenal to Greenwich along the south Thames path. It was a fabulous walk, 7 miles long, and it took just under 3 hours to complete. Some of the highlights along the way were: the Thames Barrier, the O2, the Emirates Skyline, and the Cutty Sark at Greenwich. We stopped for a sandwich at the Thames Barrier restaurant and for a loo stop. We passed some impressive large developments of new apartments and walked along the edge of some big industrial sites such as a cement producer and a tarmac producer. Of course, the best views were of the river Thames and Canary Wharf in the distance on the other side. We completed our day with a delightful journey on a Thames Clipper from Greenwich to Westminster.

Thank J150505
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Go for a walk along the SouthBank and if you happen to have boughtt a ticket for one of the hop on hop off buses that also includes a river cruise on the Thames then TOTALLY do it. We went with my friends and their small children (and a buggy) and it was really easy to get on and off the boat tours (we bought a ticket with The Original Tour) and the kids loved being on the river. It's such a unique and relaxing way to see the city.

Thank PalmTreePrincess
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you're lucky to experience a sunny day in London then a walk along the river should be high on your list of things to do. There are many great things to see from the river such as the London Eye, West Minister and Big Ben. Walking across the river offers great photo opportunities for some of the great landmarks available. It's also lovely to just go a walk along the river side. There are a lot of runners about so watch out for that. Would highly recommend a walk along the river.

Thank Rachael S
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Walking along the Thames is always pleasant (in good weather that is), and this time we walked along the embankment of the Thames in Southwark, something altogether new to me, from London Bridge to Millenium Bridge. This is quite a leisurely walk, and you will find a replica of Sri Francis Drake's "Golden Hind" in a dry dock on the way, as well as the remains of a palatial residence of former Bishops of London from the middle ages.... from some spots on the riverside, you get a good view of the Shard, of Tower Bridge and the skyline of the financial district....

Thank schmidtmg
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