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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