Starting at the Source of the Thames at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, follow the iconic river through beautiful countryside and historic towns to the city of London.
The path runs for 184 miles running alongside the river for nearly the whole route making for a glorious experience whatever time of year.
Highlights on the route include the stunning Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace and Kew Gardens.
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Thames Path Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Thames Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Thames Path Pubs/Cafes
The Swan Inn at Streatley is a great place to stop for refreshments. The inn has outdoor seating with lovely views of the river. You can cross the river here and visit the pretty village of Goring to.
Don't miss the noteworthy Perch Inn in Binsey for some well earned refreshments. The thatched 17th-century country inn is one of the oldest pubs in Oxford. It has a great menu and a splendid, large garden to sit out and relax in during the warmer months. Notably, the pub was a frequent haunt of Inspector Morse from the famous ITV series of the 80s and 90s. You can find it on Binsey Lane at postcode OX2 0NG.
The Riverside Restaurant in Marlow is in a lovely location. There's a fine outdoor terrace which is ideal for warmer days. You can find it right next to Marlow Bridge at a postcode of SL7 1RG for your sat navs.
The Two Brewers is also located near the river in Marlow. The 18th century pub does great food and also has a nice beer garden. You can find it on St. Peter Street at postcode SL7 1NQ.
The 12th century Olde Bell Inn in Hurley is one of the most significant pubs in the country. It is claimed to be the oldest hotel in the UK, and one of the oldest hotels in the world. The hotel is said to contain a secret tunnel leading to the village priory, which was used by John Lovelace, who was involved in the Glorious Revolution to overthrow King James II in the 17th century. The hotel was also used as a meeting point for Winston Churchill and Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II. It's well worth exploring the whole site as other features include a kitchen garden, wildflower garden and a 16th century Tithe Barn. The inn is located close to Pinewood Studios and over the years, has seen a number of movie-star guests, including Mae West, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.