4. Kingston to Chertsey

At Kingston the towpath crosses to the left bank for the first time. Beyond Hampton Court, on the edge of the county of London, the towpath switches back to the right bank as far as Shepperton. Walkers should note that the last ferry at Shepperton is at 6pm in summer and earlier in winter. An alternative waymarked route, handy for those wishing to use Shepperton Station, can be followed across Walton Bridge.


Kingston: John Lewis cafe. Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 9.30am-5pm; Thu 9.30am-8pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm.

Molesey Lock: Cafe (on towpath). June-Sept 9am-6pm.

Sunbury: The Weir (on towpath). 11am-11pm (Sun 12-10.30pm). Food all day.

Walton-on-Thames: The Swan. 11am-11pm. (Sun 12-10.30pm.) Food until 2.30pm & 7-9pm.

Shepperton Ferry: The Ferry Coffee Shop. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-5pm. On left bank at Nauticalia. Toilets.
Shepperton Lock: Teas and ices in summer.
Shepperton Lock: Thames Court is just upstream from lock. 11am-11pm. (Sun 12-10.30pm. Food, including children’s menu, all day.


Kingston: 40 The Bittoms, KT1 2AP (020 8541 3171)

Hampton Court: Mitre Hotel, Hampton Court Bridge KT8 9BN (020 8979 9988).

Sunbury: The Weir (on towpath), KT12 2JB (01932 784530).

Shepperton: Warren Lodge Hotel, Church Square, TW17 9JZ (01932 242972).


Kingston: National Rail.
Shepperton: National Rail.
Chertsey: National Rail.

Tourist Information

Kingston: The Market House, The Market Place, KT1 1JS (020 8547 5592).


OS Explorer 160 (Windsor) and 161 (London South).

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