Thames Path (Kingston) (also known as Bank Farm, Point Pleasant, Bank Grove, Mount Pleasant)9477

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

In the C20th leisure use of the towpath replaced trade and much of the old towpath is now the Thames Path, a national trail that opened in 1996 following the river from its source in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier. It represents important open space in the boroughs through which it passes.

History

The origins of the Thames Path date from the 1750s onwards as the riverside towpath established by the Thames Commissioners when the Thames was an important trade route to London.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Kingston then bus. Bus: 65
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust