If you pop down to the new high rise development at Lombard Wharf, you will find a section of the riverside walk open again for the first time in 120 years.

The leader of Wandsworth Council,Ravi Govindia, said: “This is another stretch of the Thames path that has been opened up by the council enabling new development in Battersea, and for the first time in at least 120 years”

“It is testament to how the riverside is being restored and returned to people, from being inaccessible industrial land previously, and illustrates the renaissance of this area through new homes, new businesses, new jobs, new investment, and the Diamond Jubilee Bridge.”

There are new marble benches that allows visitors to enjoy views of the River Thames on the pathway, and it is also hoped that the section will become the location of the planned Diamond Jubilee Bridge that is due to connect Lombard Wharf to Imperial Wharf.

The path opened yesterday, Thursday 12 October.