This walk takes us well off the beaten track. We start by taking the Emirates Cable Car (small additional cost) over the river to enjoy amazing views of London and the O2. This is the best value paid view in London. Far cheaper and yet more spectacular than the Olympic Park Orbit, the Eye or the Shard. Once back on terra firma we see the only lighthouse on the Thames; old warehouses and workshops that have been converted into cool arty workspaces; huge old docks and dock basins and the wildlife they attract, the fine memorial to those who set off to America to start the first American settlement at Jamestown; the Thames Barrier and the spot where the largest explosion in history at the time took place a hundred years ago. Throughout we see great views of the river. And we finish at a choice of great riverside cafe/restaurants next to the lighthouse or we can walk you back to a station.
Start North Greenwich underground station or Emirates Cable Car entrance
Finish Trinity Buoy cafe or Canning Town underground station or East India DLR station