Thames Path Walking Holiday Windsor to London
in 6 days
5 nights and 4 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Let's Go Walking

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Let's Go Walking

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Let's Go Walking

Thames Path Walking Holiday
in England
from Windsor to London
via  Richmond, Kew Gardens, Westminster, and the heart of London

On this Thames Path walking holiday you walk 53 of the 180 miles one of UK’s National Walking Trails. The walking holiday follows the meandering course of the River Thames from Windsor to the Thames Barrier.

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking

The Thames Path walking holiday hiking route is a great first walking holiday experience as it is easy walking and offers a wealth of interesting places to visit en-route.
On this English self guided walking holiday you hike past some of the highlights of London’s great attractions, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court to name but a few.

London’s great river is full of surprises as its path flows gently from its source and the stunning Cotswolds. On the Thames Path tour you walk through some of Southern England’s most historic landscapes, full of wildlife and heritage. The highlights of Windsor and Hampton Court are en-route so why not take rest days to explore the many galleries and museums, and take advantage of the fine selection of shops, restaurants and pubs.
The route passes through the city of London which is a great place to visit, with good shopping, restaurants and pubs.

This Thames Path walking holiday is great hiking for visitors to the UK as it offers a taste of England’s history mixed with the modern UK of today. This is a gentle walk, full of contrasts, with bustling cities and quiet river banks.

The Thames Path walking holiday connects with:

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Thames Path Walking Holiday
Windsor to London
Suggested Tour Duration
:
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
53 miles/85 kms
Min/max daily distance:
12/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
13 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Windsor and Windsor Castle
Hampton Court
Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Lambeth Palace, London
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben,
Tower Bridge, Tower of London
The London Eye
Westminster Abbey, London
Royal Festival Hall, London
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
The Globe Theatre, London
Thames Barrier at Greenwich
Cutty Sark at Greenwich
This route connects with:
Grand Union Canal Towpath

  Thames Path Walking Holiday
in Southern England
from Windsor to London
5 nights and 4 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Let's Go Walking

Day 1: Arrive at Windsor

To start your walking holiday on The Thames Path walking trail you make your own way to Windsor.  We can assist with coach or train transfers if necessary. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday.

Optional Day(s):  Exploring Windsor
There is so much to see in Windsor that it is worth spending an extra day/s to take in the architecture and atmostphere. Windsor is a highlight of this section of the Thames Path. A visit to the castle is a must! Why not take “The Long Walk” in Windsor Great Park!

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Let's Go Walking

Day 3: Windsor to Shepperton        12 miles   19km

Walking on from Windsor you reach historic Runnymede, location of the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215. At Chertsey you see the bridge which was built in 1785 and is mentioned in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist before arriving at Shepperton for the night.

Day 3: Shepperton to Richmond      14 miles   22km
Leaving Shepperton you soon reach Hampton Court, a fine Tudor palace with superb gardens. Below Teddington Lock the River Thames is tidal, this being the last lock on the River Thames. The Thames Path soon passes Eel Pie Island, named after the food served on the island from 16th century. Today the island is famous for its community of artists. Close the Eel Pie Island is the 17th century Ham House with its sumptuous interiors and restored formal garden. Today’s walk ends at Richmond, full of old riverside pubs, great places to eat, and also the famous Deer Park.  At Kew the Thames Path connects with the Grand Union Canal.

Optional Day(s):  Exploring Richmond/Kew
There is so much to see in Richmond that it is worth spending an extra day/s to take in the architecture and atmostphere. Kew Gardens is a highlight of this section of the Thames Path. A visit to the Richmond Deer Park is a must! Why not take a boat trip on Thames.

Day 4: Richmond to London Pimlico      14 miles   22 km
On the first part of today’s walk you pass Kew Gardens, one of the World’s most famous gardens and well worth a visit. Walking along the river bank you reach Barnes and the London Wetlands Centre, a wildlife haven in the middle of London. On the South Bank of the Thames you pass the famous Old Battersea Power Station before arriving at London Pimlico for the night.

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Let's Go Walking

Day 5: London Pimlico to Thames Barrier     14 miles   22 km
On your last day the walking trail takes you to some of London’s hidden places as well as some of London’s most famous landmarks, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. You follow the South Bank of the Thames most of the way, and have great views over the river to The Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and the City, giving insight into London and the River Thames’ industrial past and rebirth as a modern exciting capital city. On reaching the Thames Barrier, the official ending (or starting) point of The Thames Path walking trail, you take a short ride on London’s Underground Train Service back to your accommodation in Pimlico, or if you prefer, you stay in Greenwich.

Optional Day(s): exploring London or Greenwich
There is so much to see in London that it is worth spending an extra day/s to take in the architecture and atmostphere.  A walk across Tower Bridge and perhaps a trip on the London Eye. Why not take a boat trip on Thames.

Day 6: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring  London
We can transfer you to your car or station.
We also offer this walking route in the upstream direction.

Thames Path Walking Holiday
from Windsor to London (downstream)

6 day itinerary
4 days walking and 5 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Windsor
Optional Day 1: extra day in Windsor
Day 2: Windsor to Shepperton                    12 miles
Day 3: Shepperton to Richmond                  13 miles
Day 4: Richmond to London Pimlico           14 miles
Day 5: London Pimlico to Thames Barrier 14 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in London or Greenwich
Day 6: Depart after breakfast

£595pp
dbl/twin

£815pp
single occ

£890pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £59 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Thames Path
Walking Holiday 6 days
Windsor to London

Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Windsor
Macdonald Windsor Hotel

double/twin
 £59.00

Single
£160.00

Harte & Garter Hotel

  £85.00

£130.00

Marlow
The Complete Angler

double/twin
 £125.00

Single
£220.00

Shepperton
Warren Lodge Hotel

double/twin
 £18.00

Single
£31.00

Richmond on Thames
Richmond Gate Hotel

double/twin
£78.00

Single
£160.00

Orange Tree

£38.00

 £82.00

Richmond Hill Hotel

£82.00

£110.00

London Greenwich
Innkeepers Lodge

double/twin
£24.00

Single
 £55.00

What’s included
in your Thames Path Walking Holiday
in England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to Thames Path

Optional Extras
for your Thames Path Walking Holiday in England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Thames Path Walking Holiday in England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Thames Path Walking Holiday: How to get there:

  • By Plane  to Bristol, Birmingham or London where we can arrange transfer to London or Kemble etc
  • By Car to London or Kemble etc where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to London or Kemble etc

This 180 mile walking holiday along the River Thames is between the source at ThamesHead and the Thames Barrier in Greenwich. You walk via Oxford, Henley, Marlow, Hampton Court, Kew and London.

Thames Path walking holiday in England with Lets Go Walking