21 Walks Along the City's Most Beautiful Rivers and Canals
London sits astride the celebrated River Thames, one of Europe s great rivers and the longest river in England, stretching 184 miles (296km) from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea. It s possible to walk the length of the river via the Thames Path, a national trail indeed, six of our walks take in stretches of the Thames. The Thames once had many tributaries, some of which, like the Fleet, Tyburn and Walbrook, have been buried away and now run underground. However, some rivers escaped this fate such as the Brent, the Lea and the Wandle and continue to fl ow in the open to this day. As well as rivers, the city abounds with charming canals (including the Grand Union and Regent s Canals), former docks, reservoirs and other water features. London s Waterside Walks explores 21 of the city s most captivating rivers, canals,docks and reservoirs, ranging between 21 and 81 miles in length, with the average of around 51 miles. We hope that you find them as rewarding and enjoyable as we did.