5th January London Water & Steam Museum. Walk to Hammersmith

Ten Polyramblers spent a very informative morning looking at the history of our water supplies and marvelling at the huge pump engines which were used to distribute water throughout London.Two of our ramblers also went to the musical museum next door for a guided tour!By the time we started the afternoon walk our numbers had expanded to 21 participants. We walked along the Thames Path passed a number of houses and pubs dating from the 18th century including some Alms Houses. We entered the grounds of Chiswick House with a view of the lake and gardens before reaching Chiswick Pier. We stopped at the church of St Nicholas to look at Hogarth’s grave before proceeding along the stone flagged pavement of Chiswick Mall fronting the river. Finally, we ended our walk at the Blue Anchor Pub where a number of Ramblers enjoyed a few beers before making their way to Hammersmith Station.