: Waterway Walks

Famous sights of the Thames waterway

Famous sights of the Thames waterway

The River Thames stretches over 210 miles of southern England, flowing from near the quaint town of Kemble in Gloucestershire all the way through to London and out into the North Sea. Along this vast stretch of water there are numerous attractions, including royal castles, museums, famous gardens, palaces, bucolic fields, rolling hills, and of course, some excellent taverns to enjoy a traditional British meal with a pint of ale. Here are some of the must-see attractions located in the immediate vicinity of the River Thames. Tate Britain Tate Britain (formerly know as the Tate Gallery) is home to an exquisite collection of British art which dates all the way back to the 16th century. Since opening in 1897, Tate Britain has expanded to showcase historic works by artists such as William Blake and J.M.W. Turner, as well as the works of more contemporary artists such as John Latham, Tracey Emin and Douglas Gordon. Whether you’re a connoisseur of fine art or are simply interested in having a glimpse into one of Britain’s foregone eras, Tate Britain is an excellent place to visit if you’re strolling along the Thames waterway in London. Towns and villages Historically, the River Thames was a major transportation artery, meaning some of Britain’s most picturesque towns and villages are conveniently located along its banks. For instance, Windsor in Berkshire is the home to the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, but the town also features tranquil rural walkways, the gorgeous Savill Garden and numerous fine dining establishments where you can eat and drink to your heart’s content. In addition to this, you...