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The Thames Path

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The Thames Path within Greater London is one of the 6 strategic walks. The exciting walk takes you alongside the Thames from Kingston in the west to Erith in the east. You can walk on both the north and south banks for much of the way and take your pick by crossing over some of the many bridges.

Listen using one of the links below:

Thames Path Walk 1, Hampton Court to Albert Bridge, Introduction (MP3, 2.8Mb, 3'58")
Thames Path Walk 1 North Bank (MP3, 23.4Mb, 34'00")
Thames Path Walk 1 South Bank (MP3, 14.4Mb, 20'53")
Thames Path Walk 2, Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge, Introduction (MP3, 3.3Mb, 4'41")
Thames Path Walk 2 North Bank, Hampton Court to Albert Bridge. (MP3, 16.3Mb, 23'34")
Thames Path Walk 2 South Bank (MP3, 10.8Mb, 15'37")
Thames Path Walk 3,Tower Bridge to Greenwich, Introduction (MP3, 2.7Mb, 2'63")
Thames Path Walk 3 North Bank, Tower Bridge to Greenwich (MP3, 11.1Mb, 16'00")
Thames Path Walk 3 South Bank (MP3, 13.2Mb, 19'07")
Thames Path Walk 4, Thames Barrier to Royal Arsenal, Introduction (MP3, 2.9Mb, 4'08")
Thames Path Walk 4 (MP3, 15.4Mb, 22'19")

The Strategic Walking Network in London provides nearly 350 miles, 580km, of promoted accessible paths connecting some of the finest parks and open spaces of London with historic landmarks, popular visitor attractions and the web of public transport links. The four signposted and waymarked walks, which take in both north and south banks of the river, each have their own unique qualities which are described in detail in a series of leaflets available for free from many tourist information centres and libraries across the Capital and direct from Walk London at, or telephone 0870 240 6094 The walk goes through the heart of London, past many of the famous buildings such as the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. The information for these walks has now been produced in audio format as MP3 files so that you can download them and listen while you walk. The walks are also on the Walk London website, Maps of all the walks are on the site so if you want to download and print them off, this is the place to look. The recordings were made by Julia Ionides and Peter Howell of the Dog Rose Trust of Ludlow, who also wrote the audio scripts. The readers are Richard Derrington and Janet Dale.

Two living statues, splendidly dressed as a 17th century Cavalier and an Elizabethan lady, pose for their photos with tourists beside the River Thmaes on the South Bank.
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