The Pavilion which can be seen from the Kingston-Hampton Court towpath is for sale. The three story property was built about 1700 as one of four although only this one survives. The architect is now thought not to be Christopher Wren but his pupil William Talman who did some decoration in nearby Hampton Court Palace. [...]
Today Monday 20 August is the 23 anniversary of the Marchioness disaster on the Thames. The collision happened between Southwark Bridge and Cannon Street railway bridge . The names of the 51 victims will be read out today during the Southwark Cathedral‘s 12.45pm Mass. Look at the memorial just inside the door if you are passing.
The bridge over St Saviour’s Dock in London’s Southwark is expected to be closed next week from Monday 20 to Friday 24 August. This is to allow for path repair. The dock is the boundary between Bermondsey downstream and Butler’s Wharf leading to Tower Bridge. If the gate is closed the alternative route is down [...]
Author Nick Corble who writes on waterways has been walking the Thames Path from London to the source. An account of his walk with his wife is being serialised in Canals, Rivers and Boats magazine. It’s good to read that they felt it logical to start in London and that they were therefore pleased to [...]
The Thames Path has been painted red where it passes behind Southwark Cathedral. This is because the House of Switzerland has taken over Cathedral Square and some surrounding buildings as the Swiss base for the Olympics. There is a big screen, free chocolates and Swiss cafes. The cathedral’s refectory is also open late as is [...]