Our Explore London 2 group enjoyed the walk from Hammersmith to Barnes on 16th May.
18 members of the group had a very enjoyable sunny walk from Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes and back on May 16th. We travelled to Hammersmith by bus and then walked along the towpath of the Thames towards Barnes Bridge, taking in the many interesting blue plaque houses and sights on the river and stopped at an old Inn for coffee along the way. Places of interest included William Morris’s house, the churchyard where Hogarth is buried and some very grand houses overlooking the river.
At Barnes we crossed the Bridge into the village centre, and most people had lunch on the tranquil green overlooking the pond, at the theatre café, where they were entertained by one of the waiters who was also an actor. The majority of people had a pleasant walk back along the more leafy side of the river, while others rested their legs by catching the bus back to Hammersmith, where the group met up for the return to Windsor on the 702 bus.