Globe View walkway improvements
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.