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Thames river walk

Is it possible, and safe, to walk from London Bridge to Westminster Bridge along the river bank?

We are visiting Borough Market on Friday around lunchtime for a couple of hours and think it would be nice to walk back to our hotel in Victoria along the Thames to take in the sites. How long would it take or has anyone any better ideas? We would like to be back in the Victoria area for an evening meal? Any good restaurant suggestions would be welcome. Pub grub, Indian, Chinese, etc. We are staying in the Premier Inn Victoria so somewhere within walking distance would be great for our first meal in London.

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1. Re: Thames river walk

Indeed it is

There's a couple of places where you have to duck inland to go round a building that's inconveniently in the way but most of the way it's along the river

No earthly reason why it should not be safe - unless you leave the path to become a mudlark

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2. Re: Thames river walk

A lovely, easy and very safe walk along the South Bank. You'll go past the Globe, the OXO Tower and the London Eye. It's less than 2 miles.

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http://www.southbanklondon.com/

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4. Re: Thames river walk

londonforfree.net/walks/…information.php

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5. Re: Thames river walk

TfL reckon about 40 minutes to walk it - the river section that is

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6. Re: Thames river walk

Not only is it possible and safe but it gives you good vistas across to the north. A recommended walk. En route you can see Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind ship , Shakespeare's Globe Theatre , the London Eye and more. It might take a leisurely hour or so and probably a bit longer as you stop to enjoy the views etc.

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7. Re: Thames river walk

Thanks to all who replied. That's one issue resolved. More help needed soon. Great to get advice from knowledgable people.

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8. Re: Thames river walk

Have a look here to for route planning purposes: http://walkit.com/cities/london

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9. Re: Thames river walk

Very good walk; the South Bank is quieter. I'd say allow 75-80 min as you'll doubtless want to walk up onto the Millennium bridge and/or Hungerford footbridge

Plenty of places near Victoria to eat including a large Wetherspoon by the station for pub grub and plenty classier places too

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10. Re: Thames river walk

We have done that walk on both sides, from Tower Bridge to Westminster, and enjoy it greatly.

As mentioned, there are a few minor detours here and there, but they just provide you will a different view, than what you have at the River's edge. Some folk prefer one side vs the other, but I like them both, as in the same area, the feeling can be quite different, and especially when one does make the little detours. Also, there are some historical differences, that are worth checking out. Take your time, read all the plaques, and enjoy.

I find the embankment walks to be very safe (safer than a cab in Rome!). Worst thing to take into consideration is that the pavement might be a bit uneven in places, so don't always have your head in the clouds - same for walking in most neighborhoods, especially if there are cobblestones.

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