TQ4780 : Belvedere Road, Thamesmead

taken 4 months ago, near to Thamesmead, Greenwich, Great Britain

Belvedere Road, Thamesmead
Belvedere Road, Thamesmead
Belvedere Road, also known as Bazalgette Way, in Thamesmead. The signpost indicates that London's Green Chain Walk crosses Belvedere Road here, passing through the entrance archway on the opposite side of the road.
Thamesmead :: TQ4680

Thamesmead was developed as a new town in the 1960s, '70s and '80s by the Greater London Council. It is situated on the south side of the River Thames, between Woolwich and Erith. Much of Thamesmead is built on reclaimed marshland.

The earlier phases of building were brutalist blocks of flats built from concrete, with connecting walkways above street level. later phases included more traditional street patterns with terraced housing.

When first built, Thamesmead's brutalist architecture was used as a film location, for Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange".

Green Chain Walk :: TQ4475

The Green Chain Walk is a network of paths in south-east London that connects locations including the Thames Barrier, Thamesmead and Erith along the river, and at the other end Crystal Palace and Chislehurst.

The route was created in 1977 by a joint team of four London boroughs. What makes it distinctive is the way it connects parks and other open spaces as far as possible, including fragments of ancient woodland at Oxleas and Lesnes Abbey Woods, heathland at Plumstead Common and large parks such as Avery Hill and Crystal Palace. The longest continuous route is Thamesmead to Crystal Palace (26.5km), with many links making up the total of 64km.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 September, 2021   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 September, 2021
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Long Distance Path (from Tags)
Green Chain Walk 
Place (from Tags)
Thamesmead  South East London 
Near (from Tags)
Woolwich  Abbey Wood  Plumstead 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4778 8035 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1662N 0:7.6673E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4778 8034
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Entrance Gateway  Path Entrance  Entrance  Green Chain Walk  Path Signpost  Cycle Route Signpost  Cycleway Signpost  Signpost  Footpath Signpost 

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