Art and Medicine Tours London

‘A River Runs Through’: Mortlake to Barnes Walk

Explore the delightful Thames riverscape in this extended walk beginning with the exotic tented tomb of the explorer Sir Richard Burton. The site of the famous Mortlake Tapestries and the site of the Elisabethan mystic and astrologer Dr John Dee. We make our way along the river path up to Barnes Bridge. Hear how the Royal Ballet was founded by Ninette de Valois and how Gustav Holst came to live on the 18th Century Georgian Terrace. Past the village duck pond, the Lion Houses to the St Mary’s Church with links to Magna Carta and the famous former recording Olympic Studios near Castelnau.


Meeting Point
Mortlake Mainline Station near Ticket Office
First stop (for any latecomers)
St Mary Magdalene Church, 61 N Worple Way, SW14 8PR
Ends at
Red Lion Pub, 2 Castelnau, Barnes SW13 9RU (short bus ride to Barnes Mainline Station)