I have just visited Molesey Lock Cafe which has now been open for two weeks. The new cafe is being run by Ruth Knight who is a river user, a Dittons Skiff and Punting Club member, and had the idea for a cafe on the site for at least ten years. Walking east from Hampton [...]
Those who are confused by the many changes on the Thames path between the O2 and Greenwich will be interested to learn that others seem to be in confusion. Peter Bill reports in the Evening Standard that the Thames Craft boatyard at Badcock’s Wharf alongside Lovell’s Wharf is in dispute with the luxury flat developers. The [...]
Plans emerged today for a new Thames crossing in central London. It would be a pedestrian bridge with a garden linking the Victoria Embankment and the South Bank. The bridge could land opposite Arundel Street on the north side and the National Theatre on the south. Completion is suggested for 2016 when Mayor of London [...]
Walton-on-Thames can now claim to have hosted the earliest recorded game of baseball. Proof that the game is English comes from baseball historian David Block who used a new search system to find the reference in a 1749 newspaper stored in the British Museum. The Prince of Wales and Lord Middlesex were among the players [...]
John Inglis and Jill Sanders who live on Garrick’s Ait near Hampton are working on Thames panoramas old and new. First they are proposing to put online Samuel Leigh’s 1829 panorama of the Thames from London to Richmond. It was published for people to enjoy whilst being rowed on the river so few copies have survived [...]
Greenwich’s tourist information centre has won a Gold Award in the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2013. This is the highest accolade which Visit England can bestow. Staff at the centre speak over ten different languages. The Greenwich TIC is the first one which walkers come upon on their walk upstream. It allows local history [...]
Prince Charles today announced that Chimney Meadows has been designated Oxfordshire’s Coronation Meadow. There is one in every county although more are due to follow by being seeded from these first ones which mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Thames Path runs through lonely Chimney-on-Thames which lies between Newbridge and Lechlade. Within living [...]
St Bride’s Church has a wedding cake steeple but at present it is covered up. The church is seen from Bankside and the South Bank.
A new landmark has appeared in the river at Limehouse. It’s life-size metal figure of a man from Antony Gormley’s Another Time series and stands on a mooring post near the shore. The residents of Narrow Street on the north bank have the best view. The man, who at high tide today did not disappear, [...]
Eel Pie Island is holding its Summer Open Studios on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 11am-6pm. This is an opportunity to explore the island, which has a boatyard, and to buy original artwork directly from the resident artists. Credit cards are not accepted. Access is from the Twickenham bank and not the towpath.