The Landscape Guide

River Thames Greenways as part of the Thames Landscape Strategy (TLS)

See index page for Chelsea to Tower Thames Landscape Strategy

A greenway can be defined as 'a route which is good from an environmental point of view' and, in this sense, the River Thames is itself a greenway. So is the River Thames Path which follows sections of the north and south bank of the river. The suffix 'way' is important to the greenway concept and pinpoints the difference between a greenway and a linear open space: a greenway is a route which should connect origins to destinations, for humans or for other species. London has a developing network of greenways of varying quality. To maximise the value of the River Thames Greenways they should be inter-linked.

A comparison of the four sectors of the TLS shows this policy to be most developed in the strategy document by prepared LDA Thames Estuary Partnership. The below video makes a case for connecting the London Thames Greenway to the Royal Greenway which runs through the Central London Royal Parks. <object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="//;hl=en_GB"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//;hl=en_GB" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>