The Thames Path, 184 miles from Gloucestershire to beyond the Thames Barrier was Britain's first national trail, runs right through the middle of London.  Ramblers in London know how great an asset it is.  What it lacks in hills and peaks (there are none), it more than makes up in historical and architectural interest and ease of navigation.

According to the BBC News web site, the Lonely Planet guides reckon that the stretch through Central London is the second greatest urban walk on the planet (behind the Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro), describing it as "a London highlights reel, passing Kew Gardens, Battersea Park and power station, Westminster and Big Ben, the Millennium Eye, Shakespeare's Globe and so on".

The Inner London Area welcomes this recognition that our area contains some of the finest walking on the planet.