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Globe View walkway improvements

Date updated: 13/04/2023

The final section of the Riverside Walkway at Globe View is open, completing the Thames Path.

The covered section of the Thames Path is open after 20 years, complete with refurbished brickwork, new lighting and ‘Instagrammable’ views of iconic riverside landmarks including the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge.

The Thames Path previously diverted inland at Queenhithe before a riverside section was opened last year at the Westin London City Hotel. Reopening the section under Globe View provides the final link in the chain.

The City of London Corporation, which carried out the works, remodelled the covered brickwork, removed obstructive buttresses and ledges and exposed a Victorian cast iron pillar dating back to the site’s former use as a riverside warehouse where furs and leather goods were stored which was discovered during the works.

New coloured lighting and bespoke metalwork have been installed and the cast iron pillar has been painted the same burgundy colour as the nearby Blackfriars Bridge.

Evening view of the river and London from Globe View walkway.
Evening view of the Thames and London from Globe View walkway. The improvements maximise natural light levels and improve visibility.
Image showing the Globe View walkway brickwork
The completed improvements to Globe View walkway - removing obstructions and enhancing brickwork.
Image showing the Globe View walkway cast iron pillar
The completed improvements to Globe View walkway, including exposing a Victorian cast iron pillar.
Image showing the Globe View Walkway lighting features
New lighting and bespoke metalwork commissioned at Globe View walkway.