Starting from Tower Bridge, the final 11 miles of the Thames Path east, follows the river as far as the Thames Barrier. It passes the Greenwich Observatory and follows the winding river around the soaring skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and the music venue at the London Eye.
It takes in St Saviour Dock, Oliver’s Wharf and other warehouses that offer a glimpse back in time to the east London docks during the 19th century, when it was one of London’s most wretched and impoverished areas. These old buildings have now been preserved in pristine condition and sit between some of the city’s most exclusive apartments.
This eastern section of the Thames Path is very interesting for history lovers and is clean – there was no mud on my boots! It ends in Woolwich from where there is public transport back into central London.
Here are a few photos taken of Thames Path east: Tower Bridge to the Thames Barrier:
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Happy hiking along Thames Path east: Tower Bridge to the Thames Barrier.