lovelondonscenes 142 – A walk along the Thames from Battersea to Hammersmith

As we freeze in the UK in temperatures and snowy conditions we’re just not used to – Canadians or Scandinavians would scoff at our woes – it’s nice to look back to a walk I did a couple of weekends ago. It was a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon. Mild for the time of year. I’d been out late at a leaving do the night before and felt the need for a good long walk to shake off the cobwebs. I took a tube to Gloucester Road, walked down to Battersea Bridge and headed west. Ended in growing darkness at Hammersmith. Took about two and a half hours, including a refreshment stop in a pub on the Wandsworth stretch.

Took a few photos, of course. Here is a selection.

Starting with a view of Battersea Bridge from the Chelsea side, before crossing over.

Heading into Wandsworth.

A handy stopover for the birds. Species mingling.

Putney Bridge in the distance; the river vast.

Crossed over at Putney Bridge. In Bishop’s Park, Fulham.

Barn Elms sports ground behind the trees. Spent a lot of time there a few years ago, when my son Kieran was at the London Oratory school.

Nature does art very well!

More vastness, at Fulham Reach, near Hammersmith Bridge.

I like those streaks of light seeming to pierce the river.


About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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6 Responses to lovelondonscenes 142 – A walk along the Thames from Battersea to Hammersmith

  1. Resa says:

    Really great shots of a beautiful place. Thank you, John!

  2. Dood says:

    All rather beautiful, John. I like that bird barge between Wandsworth and Putney bridges – often stop to admire them.

    I chose exactly the same day to walk up through Notting Hill to Westbourne Park, then followed the canal through Regent’s Park to Camden, Kings Cross, Islington and Hackney to Limehouse. I then crossed the Isle of Dogs to Greenwich, and finally up to the O2. Byron burger, a couple of large Malbecs, and – of course – the boat back to Embankment (with added wine). Lovely jubbly.

  3. Dood says:

    All a bit obsessive on my part. I seem to want to consume the whole city! You can see why I never married….

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