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The Hammersmith River Walk

From Hammersmith Bridge, along the Thames to the Griffin Brewery. Riverlife, Runners and Rowers.

Time~ 2 hours
StartsHammersmith tube station
EndsTurnham Green tube station
HighlightsHammersmith Bridge, The Dove pub, Thames Path, Griffin Brewery

1. Hammersmith Tube Station

Enjoy some London life by the river. From the Hammersmith underground station, which opened in 1874, take the exit to Fulham Palace Road. Walk under the motorway bridge called Hammersmith Flyover and turn left into Queen Caroline Street.

2. The Gate

The Gate is a vegetarian restaurant with midday seating for lunch and it`s best to book the table in advance if you want to eat there. London has a long tradition of vegetarian restaurants, from Jill in the Green, The Vega and more restaurants in the 30s to Cranks in the 60s. The Vegetarian Society was founded in 1847 and The London Vegetarian Society was formed from a split-off group in 1888.

3. Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge was first constructed in 1824 and operated as a toll bridge. The current bridge rests on the same pier foundations as the original structure and was opened in 1884.

4. Thames Path and River Life

This walk along the river is a part of the Thames Path, a 300 km (185 miles) long walking trail following the River Thames. From the source of The Thames in the Cotswolds to Woolwich in London. Sometimes when you walk along the river you can spot a mudlark out on a treasure hunt.

5. The Dove

At the Dove, you can sit on top of the river. In the summer, there is an open-air terrace where you can enjoy a cold beverage and in wintertime, you find an open fireplace as well as big armchairs to relax into.

6. The Griffin Brewery

The Griffin Brewery is the home of the London Pride. It is an old London brewery situated along the Thames. There is a shop at the site and if you want a guided tour you should book it in advance. In 2020 the pub Mawson Arms next to the brewery closed. It was one of the few pubs with two names, if you peeked around the corner you saw the Fox and Hounds sign.

7. Turnham Green Tube Station

Turnham Green tube station opened in 1869 and is served by the District and Piccadilly lines.