Title: Putney Bridge to Barnes on the North bank of the Thames Path
Creator: Steve of N21
The stretch of the Thames path through London between Putney Bridge and Barnes is one of my favourites, especially the area on the north bank around Chiswick whilst, when walking through the narrow muse streets you can forget that you are in the centre of one of the largest metropolises in the world.
I have done it from Putney Bridge to Barnes Railway bridge (you could obviously do it the other way round) sticking to the North bank, until you get to Barnes bridge when you cross for the final pub. This crawl also takes in the Fulham football ground and the Fullers Brewery. For this crawl I have highlighted the pubs which all benefit from a riverside location and have drinking areas where you can sup a pint whilst having a view of the river.
A couple of diversions could be a extra one in The Black Lion, which is just off the path but does not afford river views or a diversion to the Mawson Arms to sample the delights of beer in Fullers breweries Tap pub (although this can only be done on a week day as it is not open at the weekend.)
Putney Bridge can be reached either from Putney Bridge Underground station on the District line or Putney Rail over ground station. And then returning from Barnes Bridge over ground station. Trains are infrequent from Barnes at the weekend (one an hour on Sunday I believe), but the station is only a five minute walk from the last pub, so you can time your final beer to meet the train timetable..
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