Walk Along the Thames River in London, England

The River Thames starts in Thames Head, coursing through southern England and most notably London, until it reaches the North Sea. The river itself starts as a "small trickle" from the source, as described by the official site. Stretching two hundred and ten miles, this walk only features a small portion of this river.

I've had the pleasure or walking up and down London's portion of the River Thames a few times but my dream is to walk it in its entirety one day and meet Europe's longest river walk at its source. What I love about London's river walk is that there are so many interesting viewpoints, bridges, restaurants, and shops along the way. The commitment is low, so I usually walk along the river when I'm reaching a certain destination. The water is not the best in the world, but you can walk or take a cruise down the river and enjoy the sights.


I think it makes most sense to start at Big Ben to see Westminster Bridge and end at Tower Bridge, though any variation works.

Points of interest in order: Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, London Eye, Tate Modern Museum, Millennium Bridge, Tower Bridge, Tower of London.

Big Ben
Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
Coordinates: 51.5007° N, 0.1246° W

Cost & Admission
Free, open 24/7.

Restaurants along the way.


Don't fall in the water! This is not a river for swimming.

Walk Along the Thames River