This section takes the Path from the Pool of London through central London by way of Bankside, the South Bank, Lambeth Palace, Battersea and Wandsworth to the start of the towpath at Putney. The views are of the City of London and St Paul’s Cathedral, the Palace of Westminster, Chelsea and Fulham.
Southwark Cathedral Cafe: 9am-5pm; Sun 9.30am-5pm.
Lambeth Bridge: Garden Museum cafe. 10.30am-4.45pm.
Albert Embankment: Cafe 89 (next to Lack’s Dock). Mon-Fri. A Madeira cafe known for Portuguese tarts.
Vauxhall: Brunswick House. 8am-5pm (weekends 10am-5pm).
Wandsworth Bridge: McDonalds. Open 24 hours.
Wandsworth Bridge: The Ship. 11am-11pm (Sun 12-10.30pm). Food all day.
Blackfriars Bridge: City YHA, Carter Lane (near St Paul’s Cathedral), EC4
(0870 770 5764).
Bankside: The Anchor (Premier Travel Inn), SE1 (0870 9906402).
Wandsworth: Holiday Inn Express, Smugglers Way, SW18 (0870 7201298).
Tower Bridge: Underground to Tower Hill.
Vauxhall: Underground and National Rail.
Putney: National Rail or Underground from Putney Bridge (on left bank).
OS Explorer 161 (London South) and 173 (London North).