Saturday, May 24, 2014

Thames Path: Tower Bridge to Greenwich

After the treasures of Trinity House (back last Saturday) I followed the Thames Path from Tower Bridge to Greenwich.

It was walk organised by Walk4Life entitled Seafaring London and there were of host of maritime points of interest on the way.

We started off by Tower Bridge and plunged straight into the warehouses of Shad Thames, now of course converted into multi-million pound apartments:
 Around here is where Sikes from Dicken's Oliver Twist met his gruesome end:
This pub has a long history of being where Captains would go to recruit crew, including, well you can guess which ship:
We passed Deptford old docks on our right, where Walter Raleigh and Francis Drake sailed, and across the river on our left were the modern docklands:
As we made our way round the final bend of the Thames we could see the Cutty Sark and on the river before it sea cadets out for a row:
This rather nicely got me to the end of the previous walk from Erith to Greenwich.

Then it was time to catch the Clipper, the modern sort, back to central London as I had very exciting maritime shop to visit.

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