SWC 245 in reverse and with amended routing – Greenwich to Rotherhithe or South Bermondsey or London Bridge
Length: up to 10.0 km (6.2 mi)
Net Walking Time: up to 2 ½ hrs
Take the 12.35 train from Cannon Street (12.38 London Bridge), arrives Greenwich at 12.47 hours; or meet up with the group 5 mins later at Cutty Sark DLR.
Finish is at Rotherhithe Overground (Hi & Is to West Croydon/Crystal Palace/New Cross) or at South Bermondsey or London Bridge stations (on the Beer Mile extension).
This walk is a special pre-Christmas walk that combines a Thames side walk from Greenwich to Rotherhithe with a visit to the Scandinavian Christmas Market
on Albion Street (turn left just before The Mayflower pub) between the Finnish
and Norwegian Churches
(the market is open 12.00-19.00 today, and also over the weekend).
An optional extension
then follows through Southwark Park to South Bermondsey where we will join the Bermondsey Beer Mile
– a collection of small breweries mainly under the railway arches between South Bermondsey and London Bridge stations. Here is a short route description of the extension:
Continue a short distance along the Thames Path, then through King's Stairs Gardens
and Southwark Park
to the Fourpure Brewing Company. This is the start of the Bermondsey Beer Mile.
(and further links to more detailed maps of the Beer Mile) can be found here
(scroll down to bottom of linked page). For those not wanting to imbibe, South Bermondsey Station is nearby for trains back to London Bridge.
Idea & Concept: John P, SWC Representative for Borough & Bankside
Administrative Assistance: Thomas G, SWC Representative for Bermondsey & Old Southwark
The walk will be led (the SWC does not have leaders, how many more times do I have to say this? – ed.) by the local SWC Representatives and we’ll attempt to rope in one or other volunteer who might know the Beer Mile even better.
Stalls on the Xmas Market, or The Mayflower
or The Ship
. Then the micro-breweries on the Beer Mile.
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