Thames Path : Putney to Westminster

Another canal trip, though this time it’s not strictly a canal – it’s the River Thames.

This is part of the ‘Thames Ring’ – a circular route around London using: Regent’s Canal, Grand Union Canal and the River Thames. The Thames is used to connect to the Regent’s Canal at LimeHouse and to the Grand Union Canal at Brentford. The entire route is 44 miles and has 25 locks.

I had already walked several section of the Thames part of the ring some years ago, especially the sections from Hampton Court to Kingston (in reverse), Kingston to Richmond (in reverse), Richmond to Kew (in reverse), Barnes to Hammersmith (in reverse), Hammersmith to Putney and Tower BRidge to Canary Wharf. A large section from Putney to Limehouse was missing, (as well as a smaller section from Kew to Barnes) so I decided to tackle address this by undertaking a few walks, the first being from Putney to Westminster.



Putney Embankment (south)


Putney Bridge


Bell Lane Creek



Bell Lane creek


Canal boat on the Thames


Canal boat under Wandsworth Bridge


Flotilla of canal boats approaches Wandsworth Bridge, coming from Limehouse


Ascensis Tower


Barge moored south west of Wandsworth Bridge


Waterfront area near Wandsworth bridge, looking north east


Canal boats travel towards Brentford gauging locks, viewed under Wandsworth Bridge


Looking back towards flats near Wandsworth Bridge


London Helipad


Railway bridge arches near Albion Quay


Mother goose at St Mary’s church


Statue near Battersea Bridge


Albert Bridge


Distant view to the Shard


Underneath Chelsea Bridge


Flower power, your majesty!


The iconic Battersea Power Station


New tower block at St George wharf


The SIS building, complete with bunting!


Westminster Bridge from the Albert Embankment


Lambeth Palace


Westminster Bridge and St Stephen’s tower


Live scrollable/zoomable map of the walk:

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