The situation at Surrey Docks Farm near Rotherhithe, downstream from Tower Bridge, has always been rather confused. There are not many public footpaths in the capital and the towpath does not exist here.
A planning application for path improvements at the farm makes it clear that the Thames Path route will be open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. The path will only be open daytime on Mondays when funds allow for separating the path completely from the farm.
Regrettably there has been an arson attack at night which caused huge and still unresolved problems.
There is an alternative route for Mondays and summer evenings. The farm remains a good place to stop off for lunchtime refreshment.
See page 21.