Walking Tour

We've put together a route to ensure you don't miss the London hotspots.


Overview map of London Thames Walk

Thames Walk Londen


Thames Walk


Start: Metro Station London Bridge. 


1.  Take the Borough High Street exit.

2. Walk along Stoney Street

3. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday you'll will find famous Borough Market. Take time to explore this market.

4. Follow the route via Stoney Street, walk along a narrow street and discover Vinopolis, an amazing wine shop and bar.

5. At the end of Stoney Street, turn left and stop for lunch on the corner at Armando, a great little coffee shop. You'll also find a Pret A Manger, on the right.

6. This is Clink Street. Walk under the old arch and find Vinopolis on your left. 


7. Turn right, you'll see Wagamama and Nando's chicken and across the road a nice little pub called The Anchor. If the weather is good this is a great place to stop for a pint and enjoy the view over the Thames, the square and the people passing by.


8. When you've finished lunch follow  the road along the Thames. In a few hundred meters you'll walk below a lovely bridge.


9. Follow the path along the Thames. If you haven't eaten then The Real Greek and a Pizza Express on your left, both offer good, reasonable food.


10. Follow the path and you come to Shakespear's Globe Theatre.

11. A little further you see the famous Millennium Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral.

12. You could take the bridge over to St. Pauls. It's not free to enter but if you go climb to the balcony, you'll be rewarded with stunning views over London. 

13. Stay on this side of the river and you'll find the Tate Modern. This former power station is now a modern art gallery. Admission is free. If you're not an art lover it's still worth visiting just for the building. 


Tate Modern

14. After Tate Modern follow the trail north. You will pass a pub with a huge terrace, The Founders Arms. In good weather it's always busy. You must order at the bar.

15. Continue along the path, you walk under a bridge and after about a kilometer you'll arrive at the famous Oxo Tower. This former factory has been transformed into apartments, restaurants, shops and galleries.

16.  A bit further on and you'll find Gabriel's Wharf full of restaurants and small designer shops. 

17.  Continue north. You'll come across the BFI, also known as the National Film Theatre.  Under the bridge you'll often find stalls selling second hand books. 

18. As you come to the end of your walk you'll see the Southbank Centre and the Royal Festival Hall. Again you'll find restaurants, including Giraffe which is great for children and a modern branch of Wagamama

19. You can choose to end your journey here.  Embankment tube station is on the other side of the river, just cross Embankment Bridge.  If you have the energy to walk further then continue tothe London Eye. This enormous big wheel is a great sight. If you want to take a "flight" be warned there are always long queues. Go early or late in the day to avoid the crowds or buy your ticket in advance here .

20.  From the London Eye you can walk to the Big Ben which is in view or take the tube by walking over Embankment bridge  Embankment tube station.  

London Eye

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