Details of the walk between Kingston and Hampton Court Palace on the Thames Path
The walk itself is 2.9 miles between Kingston upon Thames and Hampton Court Palace and will take approximately an hour forming part of the Thames Path. Starting from Kingston town centre, walkers and cyclists can come across sights including the Barge walk, Hampton Court Palace, and the 700 acres Home Park that features deer park, ponds and other waterways which is sanctuary for wildlife. The Home Park also joins Hampton Court Palace with Kingston. The remains of the first bridge crossing the Thames outside of London can also be found along this walk.
History of Seething wells where Dr John Snow proved Cholera to be ‘waterborne’
On your walk from Kingston to Hampton Court, you will come across the Seething Wells on the opposite side of the river in Surbiton. The waterworks used throughout the Victorian times was where Dr John Snow was able to prove that Cholera was ‘waterborne’ and the discovery led to an end of the outbreaks that haunted London.